Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What will lift your wolfish mood?

I posted this on my teaching blog, but I think that there are a lot of people here who would enjoy this trailer (yes! a trailer for a book! they make these now....)

This makes me happy :)

This book, Virginia Wolf, is a children's picture book loosely based on the relationship between writer Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell. When someone else is in a wolfish mood, what do you do to make them happy?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Uppercase 13

The new Uppercase is out! You can see a preview here! Order one here, or if you are in the west end of Toronto, pick one up at The Workroom ( on Queen and Brock) or at Type (across from Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen) (please visit Type's wonderful website to see the very cool video on the home page!)
(you might want to call first to make sure that Uppercase is in stock)

I have a gift card for The Workroom, so I'll be getting this issue :) I love art that shows clouds, and this issue is full of them. Funny, though, because I strongly dislike rain.... very strongly....

Sunday, April 01, 2012

A Year of Frugal

Many people have emailed to ask how my year of frugal is going. It's going very well!!! Other than the ikea indiscretion (I didn't actually buy anything, but Mr. B did)..... This week I had to buy 5 small containers at the Dollar Store for my classroom and I felt terribly guilty. But we made counters that involved small black beans, and the beans keep falling through the holes in the baskets that I have. So, to avoid having the caretaker actually kill me, I invested a few dollars in containers. But that was for school.... not for me. I bought a sweater and a bunch of silk ties at a thrift shop a few weeks ago too. I have performed surgery on the sweater (I love it, I should show it to you! , and the silk ties were a gift for my dear friend Meep.

This is what I'm coveting today! Last night for Earth Hour we lit candles. I had an unopened Yankee Candle votive so I put it in the bathroom. Oh, heavenly! Pineapple Cilantro. Yum! There is some coconut in there too. Reminds me of summer..... Aaaaahhhhh, summer......