We got to take a nice little mini escape out of the city with Yang on Sunday!
The Sooke Potholes regional park was so beautiful, the only thing is.. we forgot to bring our swim-suits. Gorgeous vistas and lovely company to take in at any rate!
Canada day was made 100% more special this year as my dad randomly got sent out in our direction for work ! It was such a treat to have him with us for a full day..(a super rare occurrence given that my parents have five children).
We indulged by going on a beautiful hike, taking in the USA vs. Belgium world cup game, and finally, the fireworks! Dad, you are awesome. Thanks for taking your time off to hang out with us!
Miss you family!!!
..and of course a snap shot of my very handsome fellow.
Can you spot him amongst the autumnal backdrop?
As for these other cool cats.. C, R, & E have been letting me be a bit of a paparazzi lately around the studio! How can one resist when there is action painting going on next door? (Go Rebecca!) This gal really gets her hands dirty. And feet. and…
Oooh, and I haven’t reached my quota of overtly-fall-theme-campusscape-hipster-filter pics yet. Sorry. I don’t use instagram, so you’ll have bare with me. I can’t get enough of the seasonal transition that is fall to winter. There is absolutely a frenzy of shifts that happen in every measure of things it seems. Not just leaves changing from green to red or orange —but longings, preoccupations, dreams, and moods in general. Oh fall..a most dreamy little time. I love thee. Was that too poetic? I think not.
In other news, Eeth is my resident hair model at the school (which basically implies that I get to put ghetto braids in his hair whenever he likes me to). And Carley is makin some badass new work out of her usual sweet arsenal of materials (ie: dollar store meets favorable recycling depot encounter). Her studio is therefore heavily askew with items and miscelania that in fact inspire me to the tenth degree every time I cross the threshold into Carley-land.
Theres nothing like this atmosphere. Oh MFA, you are stressful now, but I know I will miss you!
Jennifer arrived last weekend for a little stay. Thanks for taking the time to join us for an adventure, J! Below, you can see our escapades involving the following:
Serious levels of pizza, candy, and ice cream consumption.
Serious games of frisbee golf (ok, we watched T frisbee golf and J proved a helpful caddy).
A trip up-island to the one and only freeking beautiful Tofino!
Chillin on the exquisite long beach of Vancouver Island (its actually remarkable).
Exploring the epic Cathedral grove old-growth (badass) forest.
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I love the treatments of these leaves
Really quite exquisite
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Oh, and thanks to Aoife for passing this artist my way