I already really liked our local Ottawa museums, but they’re experiencing something of a renaissance in our household now that we have a toddler. We’ve been to the Agriculture museum a few times this summer and every time they seem to have a fresh batch of pink wiggly piglets to fall in love with.
We have a bunch of sedum plants in the front yard that produce nectar that bees love, so every year I hide in the bushes like a paparazzi and snap pictures of them going about their business.
Georgia O’Keeffe supposedly once quipped: “I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.”
I’m doing a pedometer challenge at work, so on my long chilly morning walks into the office I’ve been distracting myself from the cold by taking pictures of the colourful leaves.
I am always excited to have an opportunity to work with the talented dancers at Dark Horse Dance Projects. They asked if I would come by and take some pictures of their fundraiser event and I was very happy to oblige!
I stopped by the Ottawa School of Art gallery as I was wandering through the market again yesterday (primarily to return a book I’d bought, but I happened to bring a camera with me) and stumbled on Christos Pantieras’ amazing installation called “AM I WORTH IT” – a bajillion letter tiles cast in cement, then grouted with loose fine sand. Periodically words seem to crawl out of the background, you’re invited to walk around on the tiles and take it in from different perspectives. Really loved this work – I wonder what will happen to all the cement letters when he’s done!?