Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wild Irises

Visiting with my friend in Oregon for a few days. There is a quiet stream at the back of their place and a lot of marshland that is thick with wild irises

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I'm testing this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day in Canada. At our local food market, one wall is covered with art work from Grade 5 students. They have written, drawn and colored on large brown paper shopping bags. Along with the usual three R's - reduce, recycle and re-use - they've added their own words.

This one is my favorite - it says

Save our earth

it's the only planet with chocolate

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Gilda's Club

Gilda's Club is housed in the old firehall on Lombard Street in Toronto, where Gilda Radner was featured in Second City with John Belushi.

After dropping out of the University of Michigan where she was studying drama, Gilda moved to Canada and made her stage debut in the 1972 Toronto production of Godspell with another soon-to-be Saturday Night Live cast member, John Belushi. After a brief stint with Second City, an improvisational comedy troupe, they both moved to New York.

Gilda Radner: a little slip of a thing with ordinary girl-next-door looks, a Cocker Spaniel hairstyle, and twinkling eyes– “American’s Sweetheart,” impossibly dead at age 42.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Postcards Exchange

Our art group has been having an exchange of postcards. This is one I made by clipping bits from an old book I found at the local thrift store for 25 cents. It's called Sewing Made Easy by Mary Lynch and Dorothy Sara, published by Garden City in 1950. I cut the shirt and pants from bits of cloth.

The words are from the section entitled You and Your Accessories ... "general instructions on selecting hats, shoes, stockings, gloves, furs, handbags, and jewelry. Specific instructions for choosing accessories if you are tiny, if you are tall if you are plump". The quote in brown isn't from that book ... it's from Gilda Radner. I miss that woman

I base my fashion sense
on what doesn't itch

Wednesday, April 08, 2009