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Sunday August 25, 2019

15:46 Printmaking in the Open » from peter rukavina

Although Art in the Open 2019 was a cavalcade of artistic wonders, my favourite part of it was the portable printmaking studio set up on Victoria Row by St. Michael’s Printshop from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

I was trying to explain to someone last night the difference between printmakers and printers, and I suggested that it was kind of like they’re Portuguese and we’re Spanish. To the casual observer we’re easily confused with each other, and, indeed, it’s possible to make yourself understood speaking one language to a native speaker of the other. But we’re different nations with different traditions, different sensibilities, different terminologies.

But, that all said, we’re all Iberians, so to speak, as our alchemy involves ink, paper, form and pressure. And so I loved spending time in their midst.

The portable printshop was setup up to print on anything you might bring along with you, using one of a fleet of woodcuts that they traveled with.

I brought along a piece of scrap canvas, and selected this stunning cut by Newfoundland artist Kim Greeley for my print:

Kym Greeley print hanging to dry, Art in the Open, 2019

I’m so, so happy with the result. You can come see it on my shop door in St. Paul’s Parish Hall next time you’re near.

The St. Michael’s crew were hard at it for hours last night, a little overwhelmed, I think, by the reception they got to their offer-to-print.

I’ve emerged with a newfound appreciation for my Iberian cousins and a resolve to accelerate my plans, long unfulfilled, to visit Newfoundland and Labrador.

15:34 Tony Reddin Saves the Day » from peter rukavina

Oliver announced late last week that he planned to participate in the much-vaunted Crow Parade that is the spiritual backbone of Art in the Open every year. As a result, Oliver and Catherine spent much of Friday afternoon crow-costume conjuring.

On Saturday evening, at the appointed hour, I accompanied Oliver to the plaza at Confederation Centre of the Arts for the start of the parade and, when the caw came, I walked along beside him out onto Victoria Row.

As we walked along, I could immediately tell he was agitated. This was something of a feat, as I rely a lot–I realized last night–on Oliver’s facial expressions and body language to tell how he’s feeling, and, as he was dressed like a crow, I didn’t have this to go on.

Using all of my fatherly powers, however, and with Oliver reaching deep into himself to help, he managed to communicate that he was anxious and angry about not having any other crows to walk with (in previous year’s he’d been accompanied by Catherine, or by Derrick both of whom, being more game than I, walked with him in their own full crow regalia; I was not dressed like a crow).

Nearing the intersection of Queen Street, exacerbated by noise and claustrophobia and scads of people taking photos, Oliver tipped over the edge and got really, really frustrated, to the point where I thought we’d need to exit the parade and head home. But Oliver insisted that we forge on, albeit in an angry fugue that I knew wasn’t sustainable.

It was at this point that I spotted crow Tony Reddin walking along beside us.

Tony, would it be okay if Oliver walked along with you?”, I asked.

Sure!”, cawed Tony-crow.

And so Oliver left my side, aligned himself with Tony, and happily walked the rest of the parade route at his side.

Here they are making their way along the Victoria Park roadway (Tony in the brightly-coloured feathers, Oliver to his right):

Tony Reddin and Oliver (animated) in the Crow Parade

I can’t imagine anyone better to come across in our moment of need than Tony: he is among the kindest and most welcoming people you’ll ever meet, and he welcomed Oliver into his murder as a partner in crime.

Here they are, at the end of the parade, side by side in front of the gathered crows:

Oliver beside Tony Reddin at the end of the Crow Parade, Art in the Open 2019

Thank you, Tony, for your crowmanity.

13:11 What a wonderful time we had, spending the summer Meanwhile in Ward 16! »The Annekenstein Monster
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10:39 A Window is Open »Mumblin Jack (poetry(
I wake, and a window is open. Out on the wires two crows are invoking A moon from billions of years ago. Their voices are harsh from old hoping That wells in their throats and keeps them choking On words … Continue reading
09:12 Beged: GARMENT- soaked in treachery, washed in blood. »Hebrew Word Lessons
GARMENT/CLOTHING: beged. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 899). Root: בֶּגֶד Sounds like: behg’ed I’ve never really thought much about clothes in the Bible, but honestly, there’s a rich wealth of information here that paints an interesting story. Sometimes the simplest words have the most profound meaning. Clothing or garment is one of those words. Although we will… Continue reading Beged: GARMENT- soaked in treachery, washed in blood.
09:02 The Truth About Piano Lessons »Young, Wild and Tidy (Kailea Switzer)
I’ve been teaching beginner piano lessons for the past decade. Sometimes parents attend their child’s lesson, and I see their distressed faces, the thought bubbles above their heads asking… “What is even happening in this lesson? It just sounds like banging! It’s moving so slowly… Why aren’t they playing real songs yet? Why are they squirming … Continue reading The Truth About Piano Lessons
08:47 Sunshine and light winds expected today across PEI. »peistormchaser
Sunday, August 25th 8:45am… An area of high pressure centered over Maine this morning will dominate the weather today and tonight with generally clear skies and very light winds. Clouds will spread across the island tomorrow as a low pressure … Continue reading

Saturday August 24, 2019

21:01 Hillsborough river event »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Sunday Skies »justpictureit
photo - Sunday Skies

This sunset was taken from Panmure Island Provincial Park.

18:22 22 Magic Moments from a PEI Summer »Welcome PEI!
The total magic of a PEI summertime is never lost on those of us who get to spend it on PEI. Rolling hills are alive with crops, the work of farmers spending long days mixing passion with light and rain and always just a little luck. Blue-green seas toss and … More