Monday, November 21

Weekend Avdventures and Oncoming Holidays

The above are my two new ones for the week. I'm really trying to ramp up my productivity - I've got the sketchbook project to finish (and it's almost done!!) And any day now, my shiny new sketchbook will arrive for The Sketchbook Project's Limited Edition. I'm really excited to participate in a smaller, more communal project and I can't wait to see what the published book ends up looking like.

Another reason why I've gotten a bit of a second wind when it comes to my productivity is that I'm planning on signing up for a continuing studies course at the Ontario College of Art & Design. I'm not too sure which one yet, but I'm really looking forward to being in a class of some kind. It's not grad school, but it's better than nothing.

And now for some photos of stuff I've seen around:

Indigo has their Christmas stuff out and although it's expensive and a little pointless getting too into Christmas (especially when considering decorating an apartment that only I occupy) but it's nice to look - and they've got some festive, shiny stuff. Like the above owl ornaments.

And this little display of an oversize pocket-watch and some diamond-y paperweights. Nothing could be more useless...but, how pretty!

And since last time I posted not one, but two "T" mugs, here are some other letter mugs.

And this snow globe. They've got a bunch - this one's a rabbit but the squirrel one's also very cute. There's also a hockey player because, Canada!

In other news, I recently celebrated a birthday, and the following weekend my best friend of 21 years came to visit. We decided to get tattoos. My first, her fourth. So here it is. And if anyone's wondering why I got the name of the Afternoon Delight guys on my foot, it's a throwaway joke from the episode of The Simpsons where Bart eats the jagged metal Krusty-O, and Bleeding Gums Murphy dies. So yep. That's my left foot forever now.

Also I made homemade doughnuts. I got a doughnut maker for my birthday, which is super cool.

And mimosas!

Until next time.