torannah, and then west again

That is how they say it. The only 't' articulated is at the beginning and the rest are just skimmed over. I love it. Toronto, I love you. 

 

I've been here since last Friday and I leave here early tomorrow morning and begin picking my way slowly back westward. We've been exploring lots. We visited a couple of great galleries. I saw some more Van Gogh's, a Monet, a Whistler and a Gauguin. I scored 5 great new books. I visited Romni Wools on Queen (Twice! The first time I got overwhelmed and the second time because it took me a whole day to make a decision on the wool I wanted. Knitters, ya'll feel me, amiright?!) and got some beautiful wool for a sweater project for myself after I finish (and start) the BD's sweater. We've gone on lots of walks. I have enjoyed many beers, made some new friends, eaten two buster bars and made a new cat friend which I contemplated stealing but since I like her owner a lot, I refrained. (You're welcome, Leslie!)

I also finished some things and made some new things. And took a lot of instax photos. A lot.

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 i fucking LOVE taking the street car. i am such a damn tourist!! 

i fucking LOVE taking the street car. i am such a damn tourist!! 

 coloured in the Thunder Bay sketch between beers. drinking and colouring is also my jam. 

coloured in the Thunder Bay sketch between beers. drinking and colouring is also my jam. 

 and finished colouring this gem! 

and finished colouring this gem! 

 more marks to go with the marks i made earlier inspired by jack pines. 

more marks to go with the marks i made earlier inspired by jack pines. 

 interior of Aunt Margie's place, watercolour, tinted graphite and acrylic on cold pressed paper, 7x10(in), 2016

interior of Aunt Margie's place, watercolour, tinted graphite and acrylic on cold pressed paper, 7x10(in), 2016

 photos of amazing red foliage because i am a sucker for red foliage. 

photos of amazing red foliage because i am a sucker for red foliage. 

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 my Uncle Patrick and i spent some time at the harbour front.

my Uncle Patrick and i spent some time at the harbour front.

 the view from Aunt Margie's apartment and various times of day.

the view from Aunt Margie's apartment and various times of day.

 and then of course a drawing of the view from her apartment. 

and then of course a drawing of the view from her apartment. 

 photos from a small adventure with Uncle Patrick looking for rad graffiti alleys. 

photos from a small adventure with Uncle Patrick looking for rad graffiti alleys. 

 and then because i spent the better part of the afternoon hunting out graffiti, i came back to the apartment and wanted to make marks inspired by all the graffiti and tags i saw. 

and then because i spent the better part of the afternoon hunting out graffiti, i came back to the apartment and wanted to make marks inspired by all the graffiti and tags i saw. 

In early December the drawings from this trip will be part of a small group Christmas show in Edmonton. When I get home and finish the drawings, I will give you the details of that show.

 

This is the final destination of the trip, but I still have a few days of drawing between now and Edmonton. I'm excited to see what comes of it. I'm excited to see all the drawings finished and together too. And I'm excited to go home. But first; one last evening in Torannah.