Nov 2014

Nov 21,22, 25 2014

Friday November 21, 2014
Today I learned that it is possible to feel like you are in the middle of nowhere in downtown Toronto. I admit getting a coffee is a challenge, but I love working at Fort York.

Saturday November 22, 2014
If you sit alone in the blue barracks at Fort York, you too will learn there is more than one ghost there. They are friendly-ish.

Tuesday November 25, 2014
At Fort York they give fake guns to school children and have them pretend to shoot people. We see this outside the window while we are in the Blue Barracks studio working on “the Art of Peace” project.

Nov 15,16,17, 2014

Sunday November 15, 2014
I learned that the combination of snow and the Santa Claus parade creates two contrasting feelings, one of cozy happy Winterness and one of panic that I should get the Christmas shopping done. Advertising works.

Monday November 16, 2014
From watching the last leaf on the tree outside my window tenuously hold on for so long in the cold winter breeze, I learned that sometimes you just have to let go.

Tuesday November 17, 2014
Today I learned that the shadow patterns of trees are just as beautiful without leaves.

November 1, 2014

Saturday November 1, 2014
A Tap Tip learned from the amazing, resourceful teaching team at the Swansea School of Dance;
If your daughter’s two-week-old tap shoes are too tight, and you balk at forking over another $70 for another new pair, what you can do is this;
Step 1 fill up a zip lock baggie with water
Step 2 stuff the baggie into the toe of the shoe
Step 3 put the shoe and baggie into the freezer.
Voila! As the freezing water expands, it will stretch out the shoe leather and make room for the growing tapping tootsies.