Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My students rule the world...

Check this out. One of my very savvy, intellectually curious second-year students writes a wonderfully clever blog. The Canadian Marketing Association picked up one of his thoughtful posts. Please check it out and feel free to comment.

I feel like a proud mama bird!
(you go Brook! One day you will rule the world..)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Life is so effing messy....and mud puddles.

I don't think he'll mind me sharing this....
When times are rough...look at great art. It's weirdly nourishing. I want to paint like Darryl does....

November was an emotional beast. The adrenaline flood of a competition and nerves and anxiety and celebration and too much sugar, alcohol, laughs, wine-tipped cigars(?) and way too little sleep.

I contrast my days against two of my favourite gal-pals. One has faced the death of a partner, vindictive legal trouble, more than one health scare and an emotional poopfest (oh and she just had to put her cat down). The other friend was caring for a dying parent when suddenly the other parent had a health emergency.


I say a little prayer to my pillow each night that my kids, hubby, sibs, Omi and pets are healthy and that I have a job to die for (touch formica). Waiting for the next shoe to drop. We had a flood in our basement this morning. I just laughed. I can handle mold.

When I start to think a little too much about all the mess of life, I feel a strong pull to look at art. You can't make sense of it.