Friday, August 25, 2006


Here's some sculptures by our friend Nicola Prinsen who we stayed with on Salt Spring island. Her work is amazing. This is the beaver that Jim Carrey bought. It is called Fetch. She did a series of ravens and crows.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


"This was the true lesson of Romeo and Juliet: The course of destiny was hard and swift. That stranger you met on Sunday could be the corpse of your true love draped artfully over your own cadaver on Thursday. You just never knew. "

From "The Bronte Project" By Jennifer Vandever.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

auntie barbie

my aunt barbara is one of my favourite people in the world. she is funny and sweet and wonderfully eccentric. she collects a great many antique curiousities. she tells stories like no one else i know. this is when we went to see her in vancouver. she has a new bird. his name is baby chown.

when i was little my mother and aunt barbie would take us on road trips and we'd stay in cheap motels and stop at every thrift store and buy silly elaborate frilly 50's nightgowns. we would then lie around our motel rooms in our extravagant undergarments and talk like movie stars, and tell stories about our dramatic and utterly luxurious lives.

ruby the dog and tidal pool joys

much fun was had exploring tidal pools around salt spring island - where we stayed for a week with our friends. they are both artists and have a huge barn/loft/studio there where they work with a view of the ocean. here (top photo) you can see their dog ruby surveying the view.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

i love the sea!

back from b.c.

best was lots of time spent with the sea. top photo is a view from our room.

i could happily look at the ocean everyday.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

cottage and hair cut

we had another trip to the cottage. yeah! and we both got hair cuts. i got bangs and Mat got his head shaved.

Happy Birthday Barb!

These were taken at Barb's birthday. Happy Birthday! She's in Paris now enjoying the culture and couture.