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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cathedral Village street fair

Was very hot today. William and I walked the length of the street fair after William drove Gertrud there. Only bought food items this year. I think the heat made me less curious about the art in the booths. Lots of jewelry, henna tattoos, bird houses (including many new and inventive ones), hand-made baby clothes, and bath bombs. Great walk.

Friday, May 25, 2018

art and art

William has been doing some interesting self portraits recently. Two of them were paintings and I was quite impressed with them, so I figured I'd tell him to do at least one per week. I don't know if that was a factor or not, but he's trying to create a self portrait image to use in his print project (a lino-cut, or something of that nature on rubber) but he keeps getting too many lines and the drawings, although good, are not suitable. Anyway, Margaret wanted to go to the Nouveau Gallery reception (the Friday night Cathedral Festival contribution by Nouveau) but then she got onto her email. While we were waiting, I had William do another self portrait. He wanted the lighting to be extreme so we dimmed most things and I put on an intense LED lamp. He got so caught up in this that Margaret actually finished her stuff first and we had to send her on her way and join up later. Opening was really good. I like Anne Brochu Lambert's paintings.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

William exhibits in the YAAG

William premiered his film "David Lynch's Pud" in the YAAG (Yellow Argyle Art Garage) along with copies of the 60 drawings from the fist Pud series today. Good crowd. The weather cleared up. It was supposed to end at 7 but others kept coming after I went to painting class and they stayed open until 8:30. I think it was a great success. People laughed at the right places in William's film. I did a really quick edit job on it yesterday, perhaps tightening it up too much (although it still runs 10 minutes). William uploaded the 10 minute video we made to youtube. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Developing cats

working on my new super-8 film but beginning with some 35mm and planning to distill it down...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Improv film event at Cathedral Festival

The power in the neighbourhood went out for an hour just before supper today but came back in time for the evening events. Allan, William, and I went to a n improv group who showed pilot tv episodes and then did a comedic discussion of them. This was more misses than hits as it felt like the guy running the improv games was throwing stuff at the other six that they had not done before or were not, for what ever reason, ready to respond to and almost seemed to know know the "rules". It made for an uneven session. We missed Shawn Bauche's curated package of films, which were mostly NBV but did include Doomed by Lowell Dean that I regret missing. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cathedral Festival parade

Cathedral Festival begins on the holiday Monday with the parade and continues in the park with music and events in the park around the Balkwill centre. We worked on some comic jam and collage works in the afternoon.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gertrud's new cat

William is supposed to name Gertrud's new cat but has not done so yet. I think he suggested Svengali but she thought it was too long.