Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer days...

The Mode Show is over for another season. Now I am working on producing all the pieces that were ordered. I'll have news in the weeks to come about when new things are arriving in the shops! I hope you'll like the designs...

Seems like Summer is slipping away already! Of course I've had Fall on the mind for ages already... but now I can feel the nip of the "back to school feeling in the air." The last time I was in school was in 1999 during my days at Parsons. Plenty long ago, but I still get that dreaded feeling! So in the next couple weeks before Labour Day rears its head, I've got to remind myself to take full advantage of Summer!!

On the topic of Summer, here are the rather delayed photos from the Civic Holiday long weekend. I reluctantly joined my parents, sister and her fiancé on a family weekend in Collingwood. I was full of dread -- not sure about so much solid family time packed in a small place, and anxiety ridden over the amount of work I still had to accomplish leading up the the Mode Show. My mood was eased by perfect weather and lots of good food and it turned out to be a lovely weekend!
We toured artists' studios and galleries,
ate fresh corn,
feasted on the most outrageously delicious rosti encrusted Chilean sea bass that was infinitely better than it looks in this picture,
played board games,
I painted my nails like the starry nights I rarely see in the big city,
we dined al fresco,
and enjoyed the Tremont's ambiance.
Spent time at the busy beach, then later found a much preferred quiet and serene spot.
We took family photos,
stared at the horizon,
planned a painting in my mind,
or two...
Enjoyed more restaurants and icy treats,
and there went the long weekend...
then we were off... rolling back to the city on a steamy hot day.

Can't believe that was two weeks ago... time flies! It has been a busy time and I am feeling harried and in need of rest! I think I'll rest in September... must savour August!

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