October 28th, 2008
This came my way from Ariane.
5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
– working on a series of graveyard photos printed with liquid light on roof tiles
– on a month long trip in Spain and Italy with my cousin
– working at the Peel Heritage Complex
– learning Photoshop/Illustrator/QuarkXpress/html/
– wishing for better things in my life probably
5 Things on my to-do list today:
– write a letter to my mom and mail two other letters
– research various costs for travel in Japan
– research images from The Birds and Vertigo
– go for a walk to enjoy the sunshine
5 snacks I like:
– grapefruit cut by Zak
– candied ginger
– crunchy apples
5 Things I would do it I was a millionaire:
– buy a live/work space, and fill it with equipment to enable a variety of creative projects
– give my sister a tonne of money towards her new house
– go on a year long trip around the world
– help friends in need of some extra cash
– buy a fancy new bike
5 Places I’ve Lived in (for various lengths of time):
– Brampton, Ontario
– The Annex, Toronto
– Christchurch, New Zealand
– Aliston, Ontario
– Vancouver, BC
5 Jobs I have had:
– Digital Artist at a photography studio
– Photographer, Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto
– Gallery Assistant and Installer
– Picture framer
– Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
5 People I tag:
– I’ll name no names. Please do this meme if you wanna.
October 26th, 2008
1. Having a weekend that was busy, fun, and restful.
2. Hanging out at Blenz writing letters, drinking hot chocolate, and doodling on someone’s arm.
3. Getting inspired to work on a new project and it’s due in two weeks.
4. Spending time wandering the city, hanging out with a friend, looking in art stores and galleries.
5. Finishing the roll of film that I’ve had in my pinhole camera for ages.
(How’s that for some dull blogging? I wrote this while I was a tired zombie.)
October 13th, 2008
I celebrated thanksgiving dinner with friends yesterday evening, and one of the questions asked was, “what are you thankful for?” The conversation was sidetracked well before it came time for me to answer, but it had been the exact question I’d been asking myself in an unfinished blog entry mere hours before. I wasn’t able to come up with a satisfactory answer in either situation, and it’s not because I’m not thankful for what I have or don’t have anything to be thankful for. I regularly write lists of things I am grateful for as a reminder to myself to appreciate the things I have because it’s important to do this on a regular basis. It’s a check-in with myself through good times, and it sees me through the bad.
Thanksgiving is one of those times of year when I can’t help but compare my current circumstances to the previous year and reflect on the changes. Looking back I realize I am grateful that life is changeable, that good and bad things aren’t etched in stone forever, and life brings each of us the things we didn’t even know to ask for.