these are a few of my favourite things...

recently attend a class put on by the edmonton calligraphic society. barbara close guided us through two days of brush lettering and water-colour explorations. it was fantastic!

my workspace! agh!
one of the pieces I complete in the workshop
in the studio I have been listening to this and loving it! I started at the beginning and am working my way through all the episodes. he interviews a variety of people in all different mediums and different areas of experience. mark is very entertaining. go have a listen!

I accepted a commission that was totally out of my experience, but somehow I knew I could get it done and it turned out wonderful and the client was very happy with the result.

one side of the tote
on my nightstand lately I raced through "before I go to sleep" and "the art of racing in the rain". it usually takes me a long time to read through books, but these two were done in a week!

another workshop put on by the edmonton calligraphic society that I also attended recently had us playing with bleach on black etc. fun, fun, fun!

this started out as a huge piece and we broke it down
watched this TWICE already! love it! good stuff! I think the free viewing expires tomorrow so go watch NOW! very interesting and at times appalling. I would also suggest watching food, inc. as well. these films are full of good information and you take it as you wish. I did not get the impression that they were pushing anything at me, but rather educating me about what is the reality of our food these days. it amazes me looking at how my parents grew up and the food they ate and looking at them now and the shortcuts that they take when it comes to preparing meals. look at our world today and all the shortcuts and how we think that they are helping us. the question I ask myself is "are they helping me?" interesting isn't it?

and finally I just finished reading "note to self". I found out about this by listening to mark on the creative mojo show. he interviewed samara on october 20, 2010. you can listen to the past shows on the website. I just closed the cover on this one last night and thought I would share it with you. so if you would like to read this book, leave me a comment and I will pick one name on monday and send it off to you. sound kewl?

and finally if you have any fave things of your own to share add it to your comment. I would love to hear about them! wishing you a day full of sunny inspiration!


Linda Woods said...

I have to go check out all your links! I love your calligraphy- I am always so amazed by your work. I can't even write my name in a straight line.
I have seen Food, Inc and I think it is important for everyone to see and people can make up their own minds about what to eat or not to eat. If I didn't love hamburgers, I would totally be a vegetarian now, HAHA! I am eating organic hamburgers :) My grandmother always grew her own veggies so I am so glad NOW that I had her to teach me those things. said...

way to go, girl!!

i just finished reading
"Nine Lives-Death and Life in New Orleans" by Dan Baum.
that book really packs a wallop-
powerful, sad, yet somehow a wee bit hopeful...
just had to Google Earth the streets.

Gail said...

Hey, Nadia, I just finished reading "Before I Go to Sleep", too! Creepy, eh? A wonderful little love story about an older English gentleman and an older Indian woman...Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Love this ABC bleach piece!

Yvonne said...

I think your workspace at the workshop looks so cool :) All those supplies!! I would LOVE to do a calligraphy workshop! Love the bleach work too - I keep forgetting about bleach - should experiment some :)
I've been trying out a new bamboo pen lately. Really like the unpredictability of the lines. Being a little messy in my drawing is new. New is good :)