Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens Artists


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Lens-Artists Photo Challenges are published every Saturday at 12 noon EST by one of our moderators. Post your reply any time before the next challenge is announced.
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Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/ PATH


Taken at our house before we downsized to our condo.




In the Pink

September Squares Theme In the Pink #InThePink
Some thoughts from the host:
‘In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
‘Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
Pink – anything that is coloured pink but don’t worry if it isn’t pink!
And the extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine all three like I did last Saturday?The only thing you must ensure is that your main photograph is square, and don’t forget to pingback to one of my posts with the tag #InthePink.


Peonies are one of my favourite flowers, my second is gerberas.








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Hidden

One Word Sunday




September 2018 - Toronto ON


Last week I took a beginners' class in sculpture at the AGO, this is my effort, hidden away.






And a bonus spotted this week in a store.



Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadow Shot Sunday

September 2018 - Toronto ON


inSPIREd Sunday

Sally and Beth host inSPIREd Sunday!  

August 2017 - Baden ON






Saturday, September 22, 2018

Relish

September 2018 - Toronto ON

2018 - Stratford ON


Saturday

Six Word Saturday


I attended an AGO Intro to Art for Extreme Beginners from 2 to 5.

I was early (quelle surprise!) so wandered around.

I just love the back of the AGO! So different from the front.



Cool mural as I looked for my classroom,



The class covered painting, sculpture, print making and drawing over three hours. We started with painting and were given a model of two propped up skeletons  dressed in a straw hat, another in a construction vest and hard hat sharing a pitcher of wine on a table.


NOT my attempt! Mine was marginally better. Fun start, with the instruction doing a good job of guiding us.





We moved onto sculpture where the instructor was also very good and helpful. We were told to do a head bust.

My first attempt, ever, at sculpting!



Print making followed, with a dismal instructor who had no agenda, hopped from step to step and left most of us frustrated.

Last was drawing, good instructor but by now we were short on time. Still fun, first exercise was to draw your partner's face without looking at the paper!!

I made Indian meatballs  with onion bhajis and naan for dinner. Well, that was the plan but I was zonked from my artistic afternoon so we ordered chicken instead.

We finally watched The Shape of Water and really liked it! We had seen a display of Canadian made movie costumes back in May that included Shape so I am showing them here again.




Sunday
Inspired Sunday
Shadow Shot Sunday
One Word Sunday RULES
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge SMALL


Another gorgeous day and we took a late afternoon walk along the lake.

I was looking for this new art installation but John spotted it first (and he didn't know about it).



Looking towards home, we're on the left.


None of these buildings were here when we moved in six years ago but they have brought shops, bars and restaurants along with a good general grocery store.






I made up the meatballs for lunches this week. We've done a great job eating from our freezer and pantry over the last few weeks but I felt like a roast.

Roast beef and potatoes with carrots, peas and corn.

Monday 
Foto Tunes
Monday Mural

We didn't get off to a good start, I had booked us both for mani-pedis at 10 AM at a local place about 5 minutes away. Long story short, girl who made my appointment is back at school, girl outside didn't have keys, owner stuck in traffic, come back in 15 minutes? Eh, no, this is not how to run a business.

John headed out to golf and dinner with a friend.


I wanted to check out Joe Fresh on Queen St. West.






Queen St. West has quite a few fabric/bead stores west of Spadina, but not as many as in the past.



Tuesday


John had class, I did laundry and contemplated going out, it was a beautiful warm day, but opted to stay home.


Wednesday

I headed out to Burlington with John, he to golf, me to spend the afternoon with my BFF.
We went shopping and oohed and aahed over many things, enjoying ourselves but contained ourselves in purchases.

The four of us then went to dinner at The Judge and Jury pub.



Thursday
Thursday Doors
Kammie's Odd Ball Challenge

John - class.




We decided on an early pizza dinner at Pizza Libretto before taking the Front St. bus to the Distillery District to the theatre to see an in-house written and produced by Soulpepper.
What a show! I now need to brush up on my Hemingway and learn more about this period in history and music that includes Josephine Baker, the Harlem Hellfighters.


I need to read about the character that Cole Porter wrote this song -Ada "Bricktop" Smith, here sung by Bette Midler.




Based on the memoirs of the great author Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: Paris In The 20s provides audiences with an intimate and insightful look into the legendary Ernest's time in Paris. Take a trip down the Seine with Hemingway's friends, his struggles and his own personal observations all to beautiful and melodious music.


One of the fun things about Soulpepper’s concert series is finding ways to present songs in new contexts. With A Moveable Feast: Paris in the ‘20s, we were inspired by the experimental spirit of Les AnnĂ©es Folles. Looking beyond the more romantic ideas of the time, we found songs that could lyrically illuminate and musically suit the themes and style of the day. This friction between modern day songs and yesterday’s sounds, the familiar and the unfamiliar, English and French, is where we wanted to live. This was an extraordinary time. People were attempting to understand what it meant to be alive in a postwar world, unaware of the destruction that lay ahead. Artists looked inward, moving away from the pursuit of beauty towards a more complex, personal expression. And at night, they threw off the weight of the world and they partied, putting the ‘crazy’ in The Crazy Years. It would be impossible to capture a complete picture of the decade, so we’ve focused on the expatriate artist experience, particularly the American one, as the influence of these artists on Paris is matched only by Paris’s influence on them. 
Sarah Wilson, Co-Creator

Street car home along Queen St. West.




Friday
In the Pink click on #InThePink in the tags to see the weekly submissions.
Weekend Roundup
Weekend Reflections


John went golfing and I needed to get the Letter L for the roundup.
So I took the subway to Lawrence West, a station I have never been in.


And then down to Dundas Square.


Quite a gold car!


I'm missing some photos that were on John's phone, which he lost on the golf course, hopefully it will be found!

BOOKS


September 2018 - Gift shop Queen St. W Toronto ON

Anatomy of a Scandal is about the power of men in high places, quite relevant in light of today's new stories about rape and women's fear of revealing these travesties especially when the are very young.
Also reading Two Can Play at the same time.




SHARING WITH:

Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.
Saturday Snapshots is hosted by West Metro Mommy.
Sundays in my City
Seasons
Monday Walks
Monday Morning Blog Club
Through My Lens Monday
Our World Tuesday
Wanderful Wednesday #wanderfulwednesday
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global
Travel Photo Thursday
#WeekendWanderlust

In the Pink

September Squares Theme In the Pink #InThePink
Some thoughts from the host:
‘In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
‘Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
Pink – anything that is coloured pink but don’t worry if it isn’t pink!
And the extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine all three like I did last Saturday?The only thing you must ensure is that your main photograph is square, and don’t forget to pingback to one of my posts with the tag#InthePink.




September 2018 - Toronto ON

Spotted while poking around HomeSense.





And Bath and Body Works





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Come On, It Is Only September!

Six Word Saturday

September 2018 - Toronto ON




Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday

Looking through and organizing my files I came across this from 2014 in Bloor West Village.




Friday, September 21, 2018

Weekend Roundup


Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
Skywatch Friday
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "L"
2. A Favorite
3. Lonely

For the letter of the week for this round I am going to go with all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.

Starts with "L"
Lawrence West station opened in 1978, as part of the subway line extension from St. George to Wilson Station.



Upon entrance from the Lawrence Avenue bridge over Allen Road, the bus waiting area and the train platform are apparent. This openness is achieved through glazed walls and a large stairwell. The glass is framed with distinctive orange-painted metal. The platform level features exposed concrete walls, with a long strip of skylights above the tracks with the same orange framing used throughout the station.






Rectangular prism benches with rectangular tiles of yellow, orange, and brown hues are unique to the station. Similar tiles are used on the floors and centre pillars.








Spacing... Aerial Highways, a large 300 foot ceramic tile mural designed by Claude Breeze, spreads across the north face of the main station building above the bus platform.
And was under construction when I went there today.







Leader Lane

The street was renamed Leader's Lane after the Toronto Leader, a newspaper whose offices were located there from 1852 to 1878.





It was the site of York's first jail and "hanging yard". The original jail, a log building, built in 1796, at the corner with Colborne Street has long since been demolished, but several buildings remain on the street which are over 100 years old.



Lonely on Lake Ontario last week.