Friday, June 30, 2006
Mild spring moves to muggy summer
I kept getting caught in the rain today. I had a lot of meetings all over town, and the weather was so lovely in the morning I didn't prepare for rain. My bad. I would try to chill and wait out the passing cloudbursts, and three times I lost patience, jumped out on my bike, got soaked in two blocks, and then the rain stopped within three minutes. In the evening, AFTER the squalls had passed over the city, I went and bought a decent wet weather jacket.
Because I am a person, and people are dumb that way.
A method of ensuring that you actually say what you mean.
Integrated input from children to evaluate the honesty of politicians.
A trust meter.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
cool spring ending
Took this shot from the Ward's Island ferry, returning from a meeting on Algonquin Island. The Toronto islands are such a treasure.
Also had a few other things happen lately: a marathon drywall session for two and a half days at Steve's, jumblies over and fringe stuff beginning... and Bea has left town for two months to take directing workshops in Belgrade (Serbia) and Spoleto (Italy). Two months!! what is this woman thinking? Well anyway, she's blogging (link on the sidebar at the left) irregularly about the trip. She's already in love with Belgrade.
I am flatlining right now, so I won't drone on much longer. I have to print out more invoices because I 'm doing taxes for three years at once because I'm stupid like that.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
I am in the last days of closing up a gig with a community-based theatre and art-making company called Jumblies. Wacky, beautiful experience, as much for the stuf we did as the whole existential experience of trying to make a show happen without ever being sure who was actually showing up to perform.
The image above is of some sheer fabric with prints made by the kids who live in the community just north of Islington station. They were told to create a portrait of themselves as teapots. The fencing and the door just seemed to make for an interesting visual statement, one that seems topical to me, somehow, with these prints of people-as-objects floating before them.