A couple weeks ago I was interviewed for a Chinese-language newspaper called Ming Pao. Last week I got a sample of the printed paper. Look, the article about me got a whole page!
Actually, I did have to share a bit of space with the horoscopes.
So fun to see all the photos of me and my studio and my paintings in print. And look at all those words characters about me! Thanks Kate the journalist who wrote the article!
I once studied Mandarin for a year you know, and I can still remember a little of it. I am pretty sure that this part here says how I am the best artist in all of Vancouver, and possibly even the world.*
* may or may not be true – believe at your own discretion
This is what I did today.
I am getting better at setting up my work. It usually takes around 500 hours to get everything organized and figure out where to place stuff on the wall. But today I did it in 2 hours. Nice. I took myself out for coffee afterwards.
My work* is on display for February/March in the lobby at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver. They have some pretty sweet programs there (theatre for kids!) Also, I heard that Fred Penner will be performing there next month.
* originals and prints
For the longest time, I’ve been collecting my old jersey-knit t-shirts, instead of bringing them to the thrift store. My plan was: I’ll build a loom and weave a rug from the fabrics! Brilliant, no? Then in a moment of cruel honesty, I realized: I will never build a loom.
But I still wanted to make a rug.
So I taught myself how to crochet. Turns out it’s really easy. And a rag rug is the best
no-pressure project to begin with because, frankly, the messier the better.
Now every day I stand on my beautiful/ugly rug at the kitchen sink, and wash dishes with joy.
No. That’s a lie. I still don’t like to wash dishes.