Visiting the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

It’s the weekend of the Craft Council AGM and that means a Friday of Studio Tours as well as a sneak peek inside the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation. I’ve written about it before (before its name was changed from The Tucker Premises to the QVV Plantation) but it’s nearing the opening date now, the tenants…

Fathomable

It appears, from the accumulation of results that I gleaned from Facebook, Flickr and the comments here, that the verdict on yesterday’s images is split fairly evenly between first and second photos (the one that is overall crisper and the one where the house in the background is sort of blurry). Some folks preferred more…

Of turtles and sheep

You may (or may not) recall the sheep: There are six. They have attitude. They were made by Maaike Charron of Blue Dragon Clay. I found them at the local Craft Council Seconds Sale and brought them home to live with us. They are also quite curious and charismatic sheep and they have wormed their…

The Tucker Premises

Tucker Premises, a photo by VickyTH on Flickr. The saga of The Tucker Premises in Quidi Vidi Village is an interesting story, particularly for craftspeople and artisans in this province. Originally a fishing premises, the building fell into disrepair and there was a great deal of speculation and discussion over what should best be done…

Smaller sheep

This past week has been somewhat chaotic, as kids are on Easter break and my regular schedule and clarity of mind have been, well, completely and utterly absent. Normal life (including predictable working hours, regular meals and a consistent workout schedule) returns tomorrow, thankfully! On an unrelated note, I picked up these little clay sheep…

Catching up

I’m a little behind in these blog posts, for which I humbly apologize. It seems that when I’m really and truly busy, I have little time for sitting at the computer. When I’m really and truly creating and churning ideas about, I’m more inclined towards pen and paper for working out kinks, sketching ideas and…

Oasis

I had not realized exactly how much I relied on my morning ritual. Each day, after everyone else has left the house, I have a second cup of coffee, take a look at my day’s work and plan how I’m going to approach it. There’s a meditative deliberateness to this time; it’s a way in…

Turned off the ringer. I’m not home.

I spent the whole morning in a gnarly (and not in the upbeat, California surfer sense) meeting at the Craft Council this morning and came home and seriously thought about crawling into bed with good chocolate, strong liquor, Advil and a friendly book. Most meetings are good ones, but this one was three hours long,…

If I could save time in a bottle……

But there never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once you find them. – Jim Croce I spent today in meetings and doing paperwork for the Craft Council. Since becoming Vice Chair (which entails attending both Executive and Board meetings) I appear to be spending an increasingly large…

Robot knits a scarf…..

I suspect that most knitters have a warm-up project. When you get up in the morning and your hands have that slightly thick and sleepy feel and are disinclined to leap into action, you need a forgiving item on which to knit to nimble up. It has to be something worth doing, of course, but…

Project Beginnings, part 1

I’m a little behind in recording this project on the blog, so I’ll try to catch up as best I can. In order to make this readable and because I think and write more clearly if I divide it up in stages, I’m going to do this chronologically. I am fortunate enough to belong to…

Meetings

One of the many hats I wear in this adventure called Life is “member of the Awards Committee” for our provincial craft council. This morning I’m going to be in a meeting to plan our annual Seconds Sale and to work out some other mundane housekeeping. The Craft Council of Newfoundland is a wonderful organisation…