Wednesday, 23 July 2014

More card sets

As one of my summer projects, I'm trying to clean up my stash of craft supplies. I have come to realize I have A LOT of paper. Card stock, scrapbook paper, you name it. So I made a couple of card sets for my sisters. Here's a playful set for kids:
And a more sophisticated look for young teens/adults:
I hope to make lots more to get rid of some of my paper and craft supplies!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Summer Eats

I had a chance to eat with my husband on the weekend. This is a big deal! We never have the same schedule, especially when both of us are doing shows.
Crepes! Attack!
This was at a German bakery near my yoga studio.
They had a yummy granola-fruit-yogurt dish, in adult and kids size.

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Black House and the Blue Sky, wrap

Last weekend we opened and closed this show! It was a great little project and I was very happy to be a part of it.
Here are some sneaky picks I took from my the wing:



Such fun. And now, on to the next thing! Which is -- well, I don't have another theatre project lined up yet, but something will come along soon!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Writing Class

This week I was off on vacation. It was a stay-cation, since I couldn't get away. And I even drove up to UBC every day! But not to go to work - instead, I signed up for a week-long writing class through Continuing Ed. UBC is so great and they give us tuition credits to take classes for free, but I have never been able to take advantage of this benefit. So I decided, what the heck, and booked a week of vacation to take the class. It was called "The Craft of Creative Writing" and was basically a crash course in several different writing styles: poetry, auto-biography, fiction and more. It was a diverse group of people and the teacher was really nice. It was only 3 hours each morning, so I was able to other things, like the workshop production of The Black House and the Blue Sky. But I really wanted to just sit and write, so this class was perfect! Some of the ideas and stories I have floating in my head made it on to paper, so I'll keep chiseling away. Talk about a busy week - busy and awesome  :)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Shrek at TUTS

This year my husband is back at TUTS, music directing Shrek. It was so much fun to be in How to Succeed last year, but a bit too much of a time commitment. So I didn't audition this year. But he's down in the park, and I made it to their first preview on the weekend. Here's a shot of beautiful English Bay:
And here's a shot of the curtain call. You can't see anything, lol! But it's a great, up-beat, family-friendly, feel-good show. It officially opened last night, so check it out in Stanley Park, if you can!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fleurs and things

Some flowers and other green things from my mom's yard: daisies, wild roses, grapes and figs!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New Car!

A couple weeks ago we said adios to another old car. We have had many old cars in the past, and we were still left with this one, our Ford Explorer.
This was a hand-me-down from my mom, and it served us well. She was on her last legs, so we finally, FINALLY took the plunge and bought a NEW car!
Here it is, our brand new 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan!
It's so beautiful and shiny and new and has a wonderful new-car smell!
We feel very grown up, and will be paying this thing off for years. But it's so worth it! Great deal, and the people at Clarkdale were so wonderful to deal with. Now me and the hubs will be fighting over it!