The conversation has started

Waiting to hear how this conversation will pan out.

more funnies

I’ve been going through my old files, so old, they are PAPER! So much paper of bits and pieces and OH! How and Why did I collect so much!? It’s kind of amazing and humbling at the same time. I have recycled MOUNTAINS of paper …. and it feels … GREAT!

I saved these for you

A Collection of Silly

These caught my eye out there in the real world

IMG_9314funny place to put the serving spoon eh!?

IMG_9315this frosting job looks like a cartoon character.

IMG_9341I did a double take on this one

IMG_9340Would you go here?!?

IMG_9272look closer …

IMG_9273I see, screaming green apple


IMG_9344 waiting at a bus stop, I felt like I missed my ride!

Five Confessions

IMG_0269I am glad I do not live in Buffalo NY … but I think it would be Amazing!

IMG_8360These signs make me want to hop across the street like a cartoon in this frozen position

IMG_9123This looked like a dead man to me when I first saw it

IMG_9125Moments like these give me the shivers

IMG_7304I am grossed out and amused at the very same time

Ick Factor

Used gum is Icky … yes? … Yes!

Yes it is.

But I admit I had a bit of a fascination with it a while back. I even used it as the header image on my very first blog Some Things I find.

an old fav of mine

an old fav of mine, found at the BC Ferry Terminal

I was reminded of it again today, down at the Vancouver Art Gallery, but I was Totally out-Icked. This is what I saw. IMG_8372it’s an  A B C  Gum Fest (Already Been Chewed)

The idea is to add your own abc gum to this portrait of Douglas Copland, and add they did! And visitors still are, in between and getting photographed with it and taking selfies.

IMG_8370I found it curious that most of the gum was added onto the tip of the nose, pinocco-like.


a cigarette but and … why not, they actually go together, both are dropped onto the street and lift there


Total Ick! you can even see the teeth marks in some of this stuff

not to gross you out too much but this got me thinking about gum on the street again …

I haven’t noticed gum on the street lately. Is it that I just stopped looking?                         So I lookedIMG_8377See those dark spots? That’s old walked over gumIMG_8376black gum spotsIMG_8379all the way home

Over 3 walking miles of old black gum marks

nothing fresh enough to stick to my shoe

It’s either all down at the Gallery or folks just aren’t spitting out gum their on the sidewalk as much anymore …

Might we be evolving?

Might we be coming more civilized in the gum department?

or  maybe not, considering that the above gum head sculpture is considered to be Art,

a kind of performance Art

and … while we are on the subjust of gum …

Does anybody remember Black Jack Gum?

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing … at least for this week

and if you are an inclined knitter or one who just wants more ….

you can go here

Caught in the Act!

I went down stairs to my studio to close it up for the night when I spotted a little scurrying movement in my periphery vision, I couldn’t be sure so I stopped and waited and listened …. Sure enough! There they were, 1, 2. 3 … Four of them!

and one of them looking especially guilty ~

1IMG_57833look at them! they could care less that I am there watching them

2awell, they are kind of cute ….

IMG_5786but Really! …. Mice are Mice!

so naughty

Early Halloween Observations

This week, in my travels I spotted several more, ahem, Brooms and I must say, not as carelessly left as the one in last weeks posting, but still their placement is a bit conspicuous I feel. Here it is again for those who might have missed it..

these below are a few well placed Brooms, shall I presume to say, incognito?





my friends, there are thousands out there! And personally, that gives me great comfort because these souls are working hard for Mother Earth. They get it.

So, on another note … but still singing of Halloween ….
I give you these

20131027-162451.jpg and a little humour.

20131027-162533.jpg can you see what this actually is? It was in the recording studio! If you don’t see a pumpkin face here, well then what can I say? And I leave you with this. A little more brashly said than I would have, but it has my sentiments.

Sorry to be a little early, it was beyond my powers to make Halloween fall on a Monday this year
Have Broom, Will Fly

almost invisible beauty

Gym Floors and Recording Studio Floors ~

the Order and the Chaos in this almost Invisible Beauty is so obvious and so taken for granted it is almost invisible to our consciousness ~

Delight of Absurdism

Out on a Sunday walk, going my usual route, I noticed this long chalk arrow pointing Left to the road into the woods. It is one of the 2 roads near the “Why Not” sign (see last week’s post). So, this week I took the road into the cool woods as the arrow suggested, I was curious.

20130922-153308.jpg I carried on wondering if there would be another arrow pointing left at the end of this road. … Maybe it was directing some folks to a party or something?

20130922-153643.jpgThere Was another arrow!  So I took that route, following Arrow #2.

This was a short jaunt up the hill then one could go either right or left.

Would there be another arrow?

Yes! there would be and it was another left turn.. Where is this thing taking me? It’s Got to be some gathering, maybe a birthday party? So this road I am about to debark on is a long one and if I took it, I would be making a big long loop home, so off I go looking for one more arrow that would be pointing into someone’s driveway. But there was nothing … and when I came to the end of This road, sure enough … Another Left turn arrow!

20130922-155626.jpg So now my curiosity is on fire. Surely there will be something these arrows are guiding me to! I take the sharp Left turn, which is still on the route circling towards home. Again on the look out for and end to this treasure hunt, what the treasure would be I had no idea, but I thought Surely there had to be one. At the end of this road would be an answer. A right turn Arrow would continue the game, but another Left hand arrow would mean something entirely different. Follow me here.

20130922-160116.jpg It’s a Left turn!!!

It’s another Left turn!!!

Which means …. that this series of arrows just takes one around one big long circle. 5 Left turns that repeats on and on and on. There is no party, no gathering, no … Nothing! Just a journey in itself. It made me laugh to myself, it was absurd and it surprised and delighted me. In a way, I found that I was actually relieved that it had no purpose other than itself.
I had been Looped!