Sunday, March 24, 2013

Enjoying Earth Hour on Gabriola Island.

Earth Hour, Gabriola, Candles, Board Games, Settlers of Catan
Earth Hour

Last night (March 18 2013) we celebrated Earth Hour with our kids on Gabriola.  We turned off the lights between 8:30-9:30 pm and played a game of Catan by candlelight.  It's a way to show the kids that it is possible to do small things that make a big change against climate change.  If you haven't had a chance to play Catan, it's a great game about building, settling and resources for kids and adults alike.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hand-painted postcard anyone ?

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Gretchen Markle, it didn't take us long to delve into the topic of art.  Within our short conversation, I learned about a project that she said I could share with all of you.  Are there any of you out there, that just love the touch of something hand made, whether it's crafted by hand of hand written ?  I think of this project as a celebration of our good old fashion mail system - something I love as well.

Here's what I found on Gretchen's website:
'WISH YOU WERE HERE' - The Postcard Project
Do you like to receive 'REAL' mail (the old-fashioned kind)? Well, in this new project of mine, I will send you a hand-painted watercolour postcard. Interested? Read on:
I will send you a handmade postcard the old-fashioned way, i.e., by post (REAL or 'snail' mail). All I ask in return is that you send me back a postcard (homemade or commercial). On it, tell me in fifty words or fewer why you like - or don't like - to get 'real' mail.
Eventually, I'm hoping to put together an exhibit based on the postcards I send and the ones I get in return.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form, making sure to fill in all the boxes with an asterisk (*). If you're not sure what to put for 'Suggested by', just put in 'Gretchen' or 'you'."