Monday, May 27, 2013

May Monday

Spring! So beeeeutiiiifulll!!
I iust went for a short run. I seem to have gotten out of that easy isn't it to let the exercise slide:) Will try to do a bit of p90X later today. I started it and then went to NYC and now have to start all over again. Felt so sore the first week, not looking forward to that, but looking forward to results. Haha we shall see.
New York was a fast busy and very educational trip. I'm full of ideas and plans and inspiration:) The Surtex Show was almost overwhelming but I am so glad I went. I will try to sum up some of what I learned about art licensing in a post to come.
So today I've got a ton of painting to do and paperwork to do and supplies to buy and printing and people to contact and, and, and, ....Hello Monday! What's your day looking like?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New York New York!

Took this wee plane on Friday and then in two hours, found myself here! This is the view from my hotel....See the Empire State Building on the left?
I'm here for the Surtex show to learn about licensing art. Very excited:) 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Buy One Get One

Woo Hoo, BUY ONE GET ONE FREE sale!! Until Wednesday May 15 midnight only. Let me know the second print you want, in "notes to seller" at the checkout! Please feel free to share this:) Click on this link to get to my shop.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Commander Hadfield to Ground Control

Spring ice off Newfoundland, captured by Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station. He has also captured the hearts of thousands during his current stint aboard the ISS  with his gorgeous photos, tweets, and facebook updates. Hadfield has given us a small glimpse of what life is like thousands of miles above the earth. Sharing random tidbits such as, yes, onions do make you cry in space too although tears float away instead of falling:) He is clever, funny, insightful and humble.

Chris and the two other astronaughts end their tour of duty tonight when their Soyuz spacecraft is set to land on the wide steppes of Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m. ET. In Canada you can watch live coverage on CBC television starting at 3:50ET
 You HAVE to watch this link, recorded in the Space Station, it is Commander Hadfield singing a revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity. Hauntingly beautiful !!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day....

Here in North America we are celebrating mothers today. Breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, gestures of affection and gratitude. I'm spending my day at the Halifax Seaport Market today. My usual weekend stint. I'm giving a shout out to all who nurture, moms or not!

“Why can’t you see I’m a cat,” said the cat,
“And that’s all I ever will be?
Why are you shocked when I roam out at night?
Why are you sad when I meow and I fight?
Why are you sick when I eat up a rat?
I’m a cat.”

“Why can’t you see I’m a kid,” said the kid.
“Why try to make me like you?
Why are you hurt when I don’t want to cuddle?
Why do you sigh when I splash through a puddle?
Why do you scream when I do what I did?
I’m a kid.”

“Why can’t you see I’m a mom,” said the mom.
“Why try to make me wise?
Why try to teach me the ways of the cat?
Why try to tell me that ‘kids are like that’?
Why try to make me be patient and calm?
I’m a mom.”

- Shel Silverstein

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

which way

I love reflections. The arrows make it interesting to me. Corner of Prince and Granville in Halifax.

Monday, May 6, 2013

I'll take fries with that, Ace Burger Co.

This little pub has been hanging around on the corner of North and Agricola for years and years. Gus's Pub and Grill, has recently been transformed into a burger joint called Ace Burger Co.
You walk through the well seasoned doors into a welcoming cozy and unpretentious room. 
At the front is a counter where you order your food.
The menu is written on the mirrored wall behind. The menu is simple, four kinds of burgers and hand cut fries. Poutine, salad, a giant cookie and apple pie are also available, haha
I had the veggie
I also had some delicious beer called Gus 65M ale, made by a local brewery down the street, Bridge Brewing Co.
Mmmm.The food is delivered to your table in a brown paper bag so you can take home or eat in.
And this is what was inside!! The best veggie burger I have had in this city! Juicy succulent and satisfying. My companions all had the jerk chicekn burgers which were deemed to be just as yummy.
This place has a really comfy relaxed atmosphere and I can hardly wait to go back again. Sometimes there is live music in the evenings.
Here you go....a table is is waiting for you!