I had the privilege to take a little visit to Montreal this month for a little solo vacation time and to go to my wonderful cousins wedding… So much fun! I love Montreal and this time around I think I finally figured out where I was going and where things are (I’m more than a little bit directionally challenged)… I stayed in a great little place I found on Airbnb, I’ve never used it (Airbnb) before but it’s great, I would totally suggest trying it out. I walked incessantly for 3 days straight till my legs were like jello and I had a good 2 hour nap every day, which was awesome. I saw some beautiful art at the Museum of Fine Arts (which was free for folks 30 and under… I’m still “young” for another 6 months, thanks heavens….), ate delicious smoked meat sandwiches at this really super deli/ restaurant on St. Laurent St, also waaayyy too many bagels and cream cheese, and went to Cirque du Soleil which was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I may or may not have cried during the entire first half…
Here’s some pics from the trip!
My tiny bed
Schwartz’s- world renowned smoked meat sandwiches
My monster sandwich
Napoleon’s first wife, Josephine and her incredibly low cut dress
Dali’s thumb chess set
beautiful sculpture (forget the artist!) I just adore those back dimples.
Damn…forget this artist too and what a terrible photograph, but a gorgeous painting!
The best shop in Montreal- Eva B’s
Cirque du Soleil! My only photo, was far too distracted to take any inside.
Finally, I met up with my brother and his wife and eventually my partner, Naryn and we headed to a wonderful wedding… Here’s a pic or two…
Nayrn, me and our tiny bump getting classy and one quick image from the ceremony..
pre wedding selfey
the beautiful couple!
June isn’t over yet! Part three tomorrow: Full Circle Festival and the Avondale Art Fair
A bit of a delay writing this post.
I’m working on being a little more disciplined in all areas of my life… baby steps…
So the beginning of June (wasn’t that just last week!?) brought with it an exciting opportunity to take part in Heritage Artisans in Action. The event is held on the first Sunday of every month till October and each has a theme to include a group of artisans from specific disciplines that essentially bring their studios to the Avon River Heritage Society Museum to demonstrate what they do and how they do it. Right on the Bay of Fundy and the highest tides in the world (I learned this weekend that more water flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy every day than all the rivers and streams in the world combined….THINK ABOUT THAT), here are some images from the very first event, Wood and Leather:
Panorama of the land
Avon River Heritage Society Museum
Alfred Carter, artistan in residence at the Museum, wood carver, drum maker and gardener extrordinaire (among other things!)
Wood Carver Tim Connolly’s cutie pie daughter watching her pops’ booth
The beautiful view…
Wood carver Tim Connolly
Some artifacts from the museum
My demo spot
The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful and I’m looking forward to taking part in this again. It’s always fun to make stuff with people around to ask you questions and to explain exactly what it is you do.
Next up: a trip to Montreal!
If you’re in this neck of the woods this coming weekend (the 1st of June) swing by the Avon River Heritage Society Museum in Newport Landing for Heritage Artists in Action! Myself along with two other talented craftspeople from Nova Scotia will be demonstrating our crafts, selling our wares and answering your questions! A great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and in the studio.