Jaime Hinckson, Moving Away Riddim–Teaser .
Bossacucanova, Águas De Março.
Chico Buarque, Essa Moça Tá Diferente.
Eliane Elias, Jamming.
The Classical Jazz Quartet, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
The Kenny Werner Trio, Live.
Monday, 2016 November 28
went to dr veall’s. saw john fiddes at grounded. john has a beard. it’s weird to see him with a beard. gillian has moved to barrie, which means her jewelry-making stuff is out of john’s basement. watched two alastair sooke docs on art in ancient egypt, and another on crows.
Giving Tuesday, 2016 November 29
impressionism tried to capture the moment, which often required painting outdoors, painting quickly. (shown is poplars in the sun, 1891, by monet.) i enjoyed painting outdoors too, and still look out my window at the trees. watched rmr, 22, and snowden’s great escape.
Wednesday, 2016 November 30
Ron Israel, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Global Citizens’ Initiative, writes about the rise of populism–Brexit, Trump, etc–and concludes that ‘there is a huge need for a global brand of populism that recognizes the borderless connectivity and interdependence that increasingly binds us all; a populism that supports our desire to work together within and across countries and reclaim our planet for all of us who live here.’
watched a santana concert.
Thursday, 2016 December 1
Dictionary.com’s word of the year is xenophobia. ‘Despite being chosen as the 2016 Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past.’
Friday, 2016 December 2
The Primordial Goddess is the first guest at The Dinner Party. Who is she? She has many names (for example, Gaia), but we may never know for sure. Does it really matter?
susan took rhonda to the clh xmas party. i stayed home and worked on my art.
Saturday, 2016 December 3
read today that impressionism began the process of abstraction. is it a coincidence the camera was invented roughly at the same time? up till then, i guess, realistic images had to be painted. thus, the camera took over the job of realism and allowed for painted images to be not so real. travelled to toronto. visited betty. stayed at barb’s. pete and alli came over and we had middle eastern food. looked at books about william morris, albrecht durer, and watercolour.
Sunday, 2016 December 4
we saw ‘mystical landscapes‘ at the AGO (where we saw a lawren harris similar to this one). also an exhibition which contrasted the traditional salon way of displaying paintings (left) with impressionism’s gallery way (right). on the way home we listened to cross-country check-up about trudeau’s decision on pipelines.