Sunday, March 27, 2011

The big fire in New Edingburg

I grew up the 'Burg so when I heard Home Hardware and the businesses on both sides burnt down last week it made me feel a bit sad to think the old stores are gone for ever.

LACE DAY held by the Lacemakers Ottawa Guild

I cannot even begin to describe the incredible detailed beauty in the work of lacemakers from the region, Montreal and Quebec City, I saw today at the RA Centre. Rows and rows of linen threads, mahogany bobbins and gold pins and tons of book on cross-stiching, crewel, lace and beadworks from Europe.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Strathcona Heights community garden

By this time next month every plot in this community garden will have been claimed, cleaned-up and hoed. Stay tuned.

Filmmaker Peter Evanchuck and Robert Payne

In making docs, I do not believe in wandering into a scene/story/subject without having gone through it myself for a reasonably long period of time; otherwise, one can be fooled into making something 'not real'. An example of that is my recent project, now 'in the can' called THE DECLINE, FALL and RISE of PAYNE which traces the life of Robert Payne over a period of a couple of winters. I've known ROB for over a decade and have had a long term friendship with him. He's been an actor in my previous fiction films as well as in my theatre pieces. In other words, I've known him through thick and thin, ups and downs so he can't pretend some things that he's not - for all of us who really have experienced our subject, the truth is not only 'out there' but 'in there' i.e. in the doc. ..........(read more)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

my favorite store in the world, Bernie's.

I go almost every dy to Bernie's just up on Mann Street. Every day is like Christmas.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunny Happy Day on the Byward Market

Me, Maria and Mina. It was so wonderful to see Maria again after her 6 month long trip to South America. Of course it's always nice to see Mina too. We ate in the atrium of 'Le Droit' Building on the market at the vegetarian restaurant, the Garden of Peace serviced by the disciples of Sri Shimoy. (the guy who cant paint). I have to admit it's the best food I've eaten in Ottawa in years.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011