Okay, time for the weekend roundup of things to do.
The Naked Bike Ride, Saturday, 2:00 pm, Confederation Park. You can strip down and join the naked bike parade as it winds its way through the downtown core. If being entirely naked isn’t your thing, you can wear body paint. Or skimpy clothing. Or you [...]
GC and I won tickets to go see the advance screening of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland last night. (Thank you, Penguin Canada.)
Going for free is a treat, but it isn’t as easy as paying to see a movie. First there’s a lineup to get your pass converted to a ticket. Then there’s a lineup [...]
Good news! Karen’s homeless cat friend has found a home in the country where he has the run of the barn and the house! His new staff includes a Burmese Mountain Dog and some chickens. Life probably doesn’t get much better than that.
Speaking of Burmese Mountain Dogs, I met the cutest puppy ever this [...]
I’m smart, affectionate and homeless.
My friend Karen is trying to find a good home for a homeless cat she’s befriended. She writes: “This cat has been hanging around our office here at the corner of Bank and Gilmour for over a month now. He’s smart, affectionate and homeless. I’ve taken to feeding him [...]
Zoom, moments before the last treatment
I had my last breast cancer treatment today! Sure, there’ll be regular imaging tests (starting tonight, actually, with an MRI), and follow-up appointments for years to come, but I am now officially DONE.
I know I said a couple of months ago that the oncologist told me I [...]
Yesterday was one of those days where we almost did a whole bunch of things, but actually did very little.
In the morning we decided to drive out to Mantotick to the Swan on the Rideau where Sue W now works. We thought we’d have brunch at her new digs. We were about halfway there [...]
Here are a couple of yummy little tidbits of upcoming fun.
Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Ottawa!
When many artists think “life drawing,” they think of sterile rooms,
bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of
personality. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is here to change all
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little New York [...]
Garrie Bea Joyce’s tools
We spent much of Sunday visiting artists on the West End Studio Tour. (It’s on again next weekend, in case you missed it.) We started at Garrie Bea Joyce’s studio because she was in our mixed media art course last year.
Garrie was light years ahead of the rest of us. [...]
GC and I did the Catwalk on Sunday. The Centretown Art Tour. You get to visit 11 artists in their homes/studios.
Artists have such interesting homes. Mostly trippy little apartments with lots of light and well-painted walls with good art on them. I actually started to miss apartment living.
We started with Meaghan Haughian because she’s [...]
The whole blogosphere is abuzz with the news of a triple-header this Friday at Raw Sugar!
It’s the opening of Milan’s first photography show! (He’s having a contest on his blog right now, by the way – you can win stuff just by commenting.)
If that weren’t enough, Hella Stella is providing first-class musical entertainment!
And if [...]