It’s Winter

Over half a metre of snow fell/blew into our hollow a couple of days ago, during the worst blizzard in 6+ years. it’s almost April, but you wouldn’t know it. Above is a picture of the road I live on (all white), the driveway (white) and my snowshoes ( so necessary). Apparently the winds were so high that the wind monitor at the airport blew away. The blizzard day wasn’t so bad though – we made mushroom steamed dumplings and drank whisky, so it could be worse.

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Lighthouses

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I was working on some acetate stencil prints this past week or so (above) that I will bring to the residency at Pukaskwa National Park, for their gallery space. In other art news, I am going to be painting and collaging a 6′ lighthouse sculpture for Lighthouse 2014. The sculpture will hang out somewhere in the city of Summerside from June – October and then be auctioned off. I am pretty excited about this, and interested to see how the lighthouse fits into the cabin. The design I submitted is somewhat top-secret now, since the unveiling is a special event, but it has to do with literature and a giant squid. I am pretty sure I can say that much.

In gardening news, I laugh every time I look at the calendar and see “plant oats?” written at the end of this month. The snow is still deep on the ground, and I can’t imagine planting anything anytime soon. The unseasonably cold weather persists at least until the end of next week, and then we’ll see. I can’t wait for it to warm up, not least because one of the walls of the wood stove is falling off, and has a gap big enough to stick four fingers in, ha!

MM Brown (and anyone else interested): So… the 300 dumpstered t-shirts from a couple entries ago … I am trying to do something interesting with them, but I have to wait until the end of the month to see if it pans out. I will say what it is by then, either way. This is probably the most secretive blog entry so far.