Buffalo Bill & Sitting Bull

A couple of years ago, I found this framed print abandoned in amongst piles and piles of discarded office stuff in the building where I work. We were hosting a portfolio show in the “empty” space and we had to move a few things and shut a few doors before the guests came to peruse the graduates’ work. Late that night, after everyone had gone home, I spotted it and decided it didn’t count as stealing if it stayed in the same building, and I just moved it to a different floor. I grabbed it and hung it up in the Student Services/Career Services room. When I first started in that room, it was just two of us (me and Mimi), but gradually we built up to 5 people working in there. All of us enjoyed this photo and agreed it was definitely a good representation of the Fashion Design program. Beautiful menswear!  And Buffalo Bill even had embroidery on his sleeves. Incredible.

Today, when the Campus Director told me I could take it home, I jumped at the chance! Hooray! I have the perfect spot for it in our dining room. I hung it up tonight. Here it is in our house!

Side note: Mike is not as excited as I am about this new acquisition.
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Do not touch these.

I can’t remember what this sign was for. Don’t touch the seats maybe? I don’t know. Why would I take this photo? No idea, but the words are tack sharp, so BONUS!

I just put the finishing touches on the photos I took at a play a couple of weeks ago. Whoa. That took some time to pull together. Yikes! But I did take a lot of photos (over 1000) and I whittled it down to about 300. Hooray! I really like how they turned out and I hope the people in the play do, too.

One of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken was in the pile of photos. It’s this one:

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Vancouver buildings

by Carol Browne on May 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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Buildings downtown

The past few days have been sunny and warm and just like summer. We were wearing shorts and no sleeves and running fans in the house. However, upon awakening today, it was rainy and cold. NO! I had bare legs today in hopes of sunny, happy weather.

I quickly snapped out of the disappointment because Mad Max! We have water! And I don’t have to kidnap other humans to use their blood for survival. Talk about a Gratitude List. Seriously, watch Mad Max! It’s so good. We’re going to see it again on Friday.

In other news, I have a big change coming up! I’m starting a new job (YAY! More on that once I start there on June 1st) and my last day at my current job will be Thursday (I’ve got Friday off, ergo, Mad Max viewing). I’m going to miss the students and my coworkers, but am looking forward to this new opportunity. This week is wrap up week for me.

So weird.

Those 3 years at VCAD really flew by.



Where am I supposed to work and stuff?

by Carol Browne on May 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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Mike had to work at the crack of dawn this morning. He had to be at work at 7 am. EW. I guess people need help with their cable and internets at that time of the day on a Sunday. Also EW. Who’s up at this time on a Sunday with TV problems? It’s a cycle of awfulness. Anyway, I rolled out of bed at 8:30 (pretty early for me on a weekend) and was determined to get some quilting on. However, I found myself doing everything but sewing. I did the dishes, washed the kitchen floor (huh?), vacuumed the carpets and even dusted. What on earth? I like to keep things tidy, but this was too much. I even brought up the fans from the basement after cleaning them up.

Then, I started cleaning up the basement, so I knew something was wrong. I forced myself to walk up to my sewing room. I opened the door and…

No where to work in here.

My dirty little secret. My sewing room was totally trashed. No wonder I wasn’t going up there. There’s no where to work.

Eventually, I did get some space sorted out and did dig out the left over blocks. What I really need to do is set up a design wall so I can see what my kitchen sink quilt will look like before I sew it up. Part of me wanted to just start sewing without a plan, but I think it’s better to figure out the layout and then sew. So that’s the plan.

In other news, I did beautify the bathroom area for the Smashy Brothers.
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You’re simply the best!

May 23, 2015

Whoa. I’d better lay off the filters on the photos for awhile. I’ve done 3 in a row. What can I say? Sometimes I just get carried away. The roses in the garden are nearly open. Only a couple of days and we should have full yellowy-pink blooms. We also have tiny red roses and […]

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You never know who you’ll meet.

May 20, 2015

Tomorrow night we’re going to a farewell dinner for our friend Alysia. She’s off to Bali to become a scuba dive instructor. And in a weird way, we helped her get there. Here’s how it happened. 1) In about 2008, I went to a tweet up in Vancouver. I met Robert Scales there and a […]

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The mini walk

May 16, 2015

ALERT! ALERT! I believe in our travels today we found hogweed. If so, this is an invasive species. OH NO! I’m not actually sure now that I read the invasive species list because this plant was about 2 feet tall, not 5 meters like it says in the Invasive Species Council of BC. Man. I […]

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Quilting Bee and The Great Zipper Pouch Swap

May 14, 2015

Quilting Bee member, Sherri, had THIS modern quilt for Show & Tell tonight. She called it Watermelon and even sewed in a few grey pieces for watermelon seeds. Delicious! Sherri always picks the loveliest, brightest colours for her quilts. She’s got great style. Tonight’s meeting was filled with quilty goodness and tonight was extra special […]

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Bleeding hearts from the archives

May 13, 2015

It took me nearly three weeks, but I’m all caught up with all my photo edits. This is short lived because tomorrow I’m back to taking photos, so the line up for the edits starts all over again. I haven’t taken any photos in the last couple of days, so I dug in the archives […]

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Dragons need…

May 12, 2015

Yesterday at the high school I visited I found this informative chart of what dragons NEED and what dragons could have. While I am no Mother of Dragons, I can see all of these things EXCEPT the hands. Really? Dragon hands? I need to google that. One second. I didn’t see anything that looked like […]

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