Monday, August 30, 2010
I've been away again. This time in Thunder Bay for 10 days. I had a great time - the perfect mix of visiting family and pure relaxation. I have lots of photos to share, and I still haven't posted all my pictures from camping. I think I'll post a few more camping photos before getting into the Thunder Bay ones. It's funny how this happens - I felt like I had nothing worth posting about for months, and now it all comes at once. It has been a great summer.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
The same weekend my brother was here I snuck away for an afternoon by myself to go to the Toronto Jewellery Gem and Mineral Show, a seasonal event, which on this occasion was held at a community arena in East York. It was my first time going to a show like this and although it was mostly people selling jewellery/supplies and beads, there were half a dozen mineral specimen dealers there as well. It was pretty exciting - the most specimens and best selection I've seen in one place. Needless to say I spent way too much money, but I got a bunch of great stuff, most of which will be used for paintings. To start with, here are some pics from the sale. I'll save my purchases for a separate post.