Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm going to shamelessly self-promote here for a minute...
I love my job (I work at the worlds greatest tea shop) and I love all the fancy iced tea drinks they've invented for summer...i'm seriously hooked on the Iced Saigon Chai, it tastes incredible and is healthy and so easy to make! love love love! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

images from here
Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to the Art Gallery of Alberta and seeing this fantastic exhibit. I won't lie but I went in with rather low expectations as the artist isn't one of my favourites but I was pleasantly surprised! I was quiet taken with his earlier sketches and paintings- Oddly enough the only one I could find a picture of on the internet is the top one (he did the painting and then his mother wrote the lovely script beside it). However, in searching I was led to these other, equally as charming, paintings by him! 
Wanna know who the artist was? Click here
P.S They also had his wigs on display- which I found kinda hilarious! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

'For the past couple years I have photographed surfers in Montauk and in California. Their activity takes place on the water; the people are persistent elements in a shifting scene. The singular, primitive act of surfing on the water is tempered by the social and negotiated state of human interaction on the shore. The surfers act as a bridge between the sea as an unbridled force of nature and the shoreline, a place governed by social expectations.'- Joni Sternbach

Aren't these photos amazing? They're taken using a process called 'wet-plate collodion'. I'm not even going to lie and tell you that it took me a while to realize that these were modern day photographs! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's been raining like mad here for the past week and there's no signs of stopping, so here's some cheerful pics by Hugh Stewart of girls (quite glamourously) mucking about in their wellies! Yay for the rain! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

all images from here, originally seen here
Sister Mary Corita (and later Corita Kent) was a sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the head of the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College. Sister Coritas serigraphs depict her spirituality, love, peace, social justice and hope.