While people were freeking out about snow on Monday, I drove to Mount Work on beautiful backroads, created my own parking in the snow and headed to the mountain summit. I was alone in the forest, surrounded by frozen trees and the quiet sound of nature. There's was no clear trails or signs to guide me, animals footsteps and mine were the only ones around. Following my sens of orientation, I made it to the ridge (got lost a bit... twice, I admit). On my way down, I found a young boy on his way up ! I followed him back up and he showed me the summit signs! We made it back down together and chatted about life choices. All to say that getting out of your comfort zone often gives you incredible experiences and memorable moments you would've missed otherwise ❄
Un-molded the Nature Basil/Citrus shampoo soaps via @shoptwoblooms & made a batch of Pine Tar soap. Saw the movie “Hidden Figures.”
⚪️Foot rehab exercises 3X
Morning - Skipped
Late morning - Biscotti
Afternoon Lunch - Bacon, sausage, cabbage, salad, avocado & dressing
After lunch - Naan w/ ham & Daiya cheese
Snack - Popcorn
Just one month to my first market of the year @craftedfarmhousemarket ! Watch out for a ticket giveaway soon!
I stumbled into this photo on @stagnhareevents website, taken at their market last spring. I thought I'd share, because I love the building and the event, but also because I avoid photos like Howie Mandel avoids handshakes. So, this is a rare-to-one-off occurence! Here's where I might segue into an artist's statement, but if you follow me I feel like you already get the gist.
But! Here's a fistful of fast facts you can't buy on Instagram. There aren't 10, but if you read the numbers like Letterman, it's more fun:
#1 I started "designing" my own greeting cards at about 9(mom, you can fact-check this) circa '97 via a PC CD with the ultra snazzy graphics of the day. It was called 'CreataCard'. Plus, I'd spend my allowance on fancy pens - mostly of the gel variety. I guess you could say I've never considered myself "cool".
#2 On that note, I sing everything. I sing-narrate, I make up jingles for birds and my cat and basically any situation I'm in, and I also know most every lyric from 1960-2005 and am quite happy to share them with you.
#3 I watch YouTube and listen to podcasts at 1.25 and 1.5x speed because I don't have time for slow talkers! Anyone else out there?
#4 My signature late-night-workin' meal is half a package of Sapporo Ichiban noodle soup ("mmm noodle soup"). #5 I love coffee very much, but can only drink a child-size portion per day or my heart will jump ship.
#6 Speaking of jumping ship, I live a literal stone's throw from the ocean and have many a dream where the sea has risen up past my window. Do I need therapy?
That's about all for now! Do you have any questions?
What are some weird things about you?
Don't look now, but is that Kenny Rogers standing right behind me ??
Meet Jen & Jen. They are two more awesome Humans of the Comox Valley. They both work at Puntledge Elementary. Here’s their story:
We have been collaborating together to find ways our school can reduce, refuse, reuse and recycle. We have included the staff and students in these efforts, hoping to make a big impact with some small initiatives. These small but important changes include~ -When students don’t have a spoon or fork packed in their lunch, now instead of plastic cutlery that would have been used once and thrown away, we have painted handles of second hand forks and spoons for them to use. We have a clean pot they collect them from when they sign them out and then a dirty bin to receive them when they return them. The unique handle lets families know that they don’t belong in their cutlery drawer and they can return them to the school the next day if they accidently go home. We then wash the dirty spoons and forks every day and reload them for the next day.
-A wooden Welcome-Bienvenue-Gilakas’la stick is given to students when they arrive late at school and check in with the secretary, replacing the paper slip they used to get that was used once and then thrown away. Teachers collect the sticks in a tincan on their desk and return them to the office at the end of the day to be reused again and again.
-We are collecting dry/unusable markers, pens, etc for proper recycling instead of going to the landfill from the garbage can through a program that Staples has to recycle all writing instruments that are pens- even mechanical pencils!
Thanks to Jen and Jen.
They are doing so much at Puntledge Elementary I decided I needed to make two posts! Stay tuned for Part II..
🌎🙏🏽♻️ #reducereuserecycle♻️ #wearepublicschools#workingtogether#smallchangesbigimpact
If you've ever wanted to meet the Llama of Darkness, see a space turtle, find out how many crabs fit in a twelve inch square or learn what REALLY makes your hair go knotty, then you need to visit the Island Illustrators 2019 exhibition at Coast Collective. Come to the the Artists' Reception from 1-3pm on Saturday 16 February to meet the creators and learn out more about life as an illustrator, plus peruse an incredible range of illustrations from classical to whimsical. There's also a wonderful range of printed products, from greeting cards to children's books. This wonderful show runs until 24 February, and entry is free. Swipe through to see more work from the show! @email@example.com@laurabonnieart@kenfaulksvisualartist@isolinestudios@karenwatson