Living in a town of 2,000 means there often isn’t much to do! Even when it comes to going out for dinner, there are only so many restaurants we can go to that qualify as a date. So when John told me the other week that he got a pair of free tickets to a Colin James show up in Williams Lake, I was stoked!!! First and foremost when we go north to the puddle, I enjoy poking around for used books and canadian trinkets in a few vintage shops and the salvation army. I got this big pile of bound volumes for my altered book work & my altered journals for only $12.50 at the Salvation Army. At my favorite little thrift shop I scored two classic canadian decorative plates and the most GORGEOUS hardback publication about big game animals in North American. Score!!! John and I then enjoyed the most delicious sushi dinner at the cutest restaurant! Japanese cuisine is something that John and I miss dearly, so we love to indulge ourselves when we get the rare opportunity. The concert was fabulous, which is to be expected: It was a super intimate setting & Colin is an amazing Canadian blues musician, who I have seen live several times now. I’m positive you know a bunch of his AWESOME hits including “Chicks, cars and the 3rd world war,” “5 long years,” “Just Came back to say goodbye” and “Freedom.” I shot a few videos (of course all sideways) but luckily music sounds the same despite the orientation. Taking a night out to treat yourself is an important part of keeping creative inspiration alive. Many of the experiences from last night made me feel so happy, so lucky and so excited about life; I can’t wait to start MAKING things today!
John and I headed up to Williams Lake yesterday for a few things that are tough to find in a small town: specialty cruiser bikes, a wide selection of computer printers & a McDonald’s meal! We had a great time and luckily, after taking the wrong turn on our way to the bike shop, we actually stumbled upon a wicked consignment shop . It ended up being a BIG TIME score; my new acquisitions actually blow my last flea market finds out of the water. These beauties I just couldn’t pass up; bears & owls are always welcome on my bookshelf.
Three miniature decorative plates glazed with kitschy cat portraits (stands included)!
Illustrated poster postcards from each annual stampede in Williams Lake, BC since 1984.
(other posts about the new computer printer and my fancy new bike will be coming soon)