Friday, April 16, 2010

Eyeglasses anonymous.

Okay, so it's not THAT bad...But I do have a pair of glasses for every day of the week.

I love mail!

And with the postal service what it is between Canada and the U.S., by the time the item arrives, it's long been paid off, so it's almost like it's free! Almost.

Now proudly residing in our kitchen. The mint green sets off the smart-assery just beautifully, don't you think?

Interview taste!

Just some quick snaps!

And yes, the photo I took of Shawn with a roasted marshmallow on the end of a whittled down stick, somewhere in the bush couldn't be more fitting, for you few strangers out there in blogdom. The rest of you are well aware.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shawn O'Connor- Natural Wonder!

Check out who's the first feature in this month's International Tattoo Art!

As is generally the case, I was just going to snap some photos of the spread, but the camera's batteries died. Again. I'll get some shots of the article up when I'm recharged!

It's super nice that the magazine approached Shawn about doing this interview at the Edmonton convention last year- any publicity is good publicity!- but it is hilarious that the piece they initially noticed (a really pretty FULL BACK PIECE with chrysanthemums and a koi) is pictured about the size of a credit card in the article. Also, one of the cooler little old school pieces (a skull apple and pencil crossbones) done on a teacher client of his is featured eeeeentsy weeentsy on the cover, with no credit, and then not featured in the article at all!

Nonetheless...Little to no interpretive liberty was taken with the questionnaire, and a good cross section of work is featured- which makes me happy! Shawn O'Connor- Natural Wonder! Way to go, darling dear!

(Also...I don't mean to be catty- really I don't!- but does anyone else love looking at tattoo magazines just for the laugh factor???)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Radio Star of sorts.

So, we have a favourite night-time radio show...In fact, we really don't feel like our night is "complete" until we've listened to it. It's called "The Road Home". Let me give you the run-down; it's featured on the CKUA Radio Network, Monday through Thursday night, 9:30 to 10:30 (MST), and is hosted by Bob Chelmick, who broadcasts from an off-the-grid solar powered cabin about an hour outside of Edmonton. I'll quote from "The Road Home" page on CKUA's website:

"The Road Home offers a quiet cabin in the woods for listeners to enjoy, a place of refuge and discovery, rife with images that move the mind and the heart through readings, songs and personal ruminations on the country life. Host Bob Chelmick offers poetry, song and reflections on his world of dogs, horses, birds and other wide subjects for a gentle adventure on the road we all share.

The Road Home is inspired from moment to moment and from season to season by the world outside Bob's cabin windows. For Bob, perhaps the best thing about living in the quiet woods, and depending on the forest for heat, the sun for power, and the aquifers for water, is the close connectedness with the natural world. Balance is easier to come by in a natural setting, away from the city.

What goes on around Bob, as mundane as it might seem sometimes, provides all sorts of odd, humourous, even provocative points to talk about. Inside the cabin, books of verse are rich sources of inspiration, elevation, excitation."

A really great program. Bob Chelmick may have the most soothing voice in the world, and I can get behind anyone who has chosen to live in the woods, and off the grid.

ANYWAYS...back to the post title...Bob let his viewers know that he'd give a virtual nickel to the first person to spy the first Robin of Spring. And guess who claimed her virtual nickel AND whose letter was read on the air?

I'm the Teagan B in question!

I'm sure this is not nearly as exciting to any of you as it was to us. Shawn may even have been more excited than I was!

So, you know, turn off your TV for an hour, and tune in to "The Road Home". Listener-supported radio is awesome!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wedding Blang.

Paid in full. By BMJNYC.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010