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Brief walk at Colony Farm

Trumpeter Swan
Nara and her friends play tennis together.  After a class, one of here friends parents suggested a walk at Colony farm to do some birding.  I'm 100% game for a birding walk but Nara had a birthday party later that evening.  What do to?  We had a brief walk at Colony Farm!  We didn't make it far, but we did see a Trumpeter swan on the river which was pretty cool!

Eastside Culture Crawl

  Painting Pants
One of the highlights of the fall are all of the Art Crawls.  We considered going to the Sunshine art crawl for a day, but the kids aren't vaccinated and as sad as it was, it wasn't worth the risk.  The Eastside culture crawl on the other hand, I can do by myself (the kids stay home with Mom) and I have an inspiring weekend!

The New Studio Normal

I was really impressed with how well the show was run this year.  Almost every venue had someone checking vaccination status - the large vendors had security guards and they did reject people who couldn't produce ID to match their status card.  Nice!  Many artists had limits on how many people could visit their space and people generally tried pretty hard to keep social distance.

Palette Knife SelectionKnife Block Paint Brush HolderPremixed Paints

The crowds were thinner this year and many artists had two years worth of material so there was a lot of happy time in studios.  I spoke with artists about how they get their photo books printed (also Blurb), where they get the materials and how long they have been in their spaces.

Thread And Matching BobbinsThread On Clothes Pins


The Maker Space is always good to visit, and I was impressed at how it has evolved over the years.  One vendor has setup a mini 3D printer factory while old favorites (3D cut maps in wood and resin, or lightning burnt wood) were still their.

Factory Of 3D PrintersTools For Making ModelsSmall Selection Of Screwdrivers


I really enjoy taking photos of the spaces.  This can be hard if there is a crowd.  If the artists have art up (who doesn't?) I need to get permission before taking photos.  Most artists really enjoy a link on the internet so they encourage photos, but not all do.

Knock LoudLight Sculptures
Just spending time in lesser visited parts of the city was worth the time.  Meeting lots of new people was great!

Cabinet Of Clamps With City View
 

Lumier YVR


Nara With Blue ParasolsUnder Green Mushrooms
A second November Favorite - Lumier Vancouver.  Pre COVID there were some pretty amazing weekends of interactive art.  The art has scaled down a bit with the health restrictions, but it's certainly worth finding parking to take the kids out.


Helen Taking Photos In Light Booths
The kids favorite this year was three cubes down by Burrard Street Station.  "Chromatic Blocks" by Tangible Interaction was basically three small stages with lights and smoke and the kids could strike a pose.


Nara Almost Completly HiddenNara Green SpookyBoth Kids In The Red Mist
 
And it wasn't just the kids it was popular with - there were lots of "influencers" in the cubes taking selfies as well.  There aren't that many rain free nights during the event, but this was one evening well spent!

Claira Showing Dance MovesClaira With New Blue Smoke

Barge on the Beach 

  Sand Formed Around Sailboat HullWrecked Sailboat

November also brings in heavy weather that often beaches sailboats that aren't well moored.  While Nara was at swimming class I went for a walk on the beach in English bay to take a few photos of what has washed in recently.  The sailboat was really popular with the crows because the hull below the waterline was covered in mussels where were now a free meal for anything that could rip them off. 


From the sailboat you could see "Barge Chilling Park" - a barge washed up on a
groyne to keep the beaches stable downtown.  The barge is really stuck there and it's already empty so there is no easy way to remove it, other than waiting for the biggest tide.

Crows Picking Mussels Off BoatBarge On The Rocks

Barge On The Beach

Just Steps Off Shore
There is a guy sitting in a security branded car as if someone could walk away with this barge.  I'm sure they want to report people climbing on it, but it still made me laugh a little.

One Of Many Rocks Holding The Barge
 

 


Just Steps Off Shore
Cabinet Of Clamps With City View
Tags: city, Eastside Culture Crawl, tool, window
The New Studio Normal
Barge On The Beach
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: barge, derelict
Thread On Clothes Pins
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, textiles
Trumpeter Swan
Species: Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan)
Sand Formed Around Sailboat Hull
Location: Go To...
Tags: crows, derelict, sailboat, sand, wreck
Premixed Paints
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, paint brush
Nara With Blue Parasols
Person: Nara
Tags: Lumiere Vancouver, mushroom
Knock Loud
Light Sculptures
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, lights
Helen Taking Photos In Light Booths
Person: Helen
Tags: lights, Lumiere Vancouver, smoke
Palette Knife Selection
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, knife, tool
Tools For Making Models
Tags: Eastside Culture Crawl, tool
Factory Of 3D Printers
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, tool
Both Kids In The Red Mist
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: lights, Lumiere Vancouver, smoke
Crows Picking Mussels Off Boat
Location: Go To...
Tags: crows, derelict, sailboat
Barge On The Rocks
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: barge, derelict
Wrecked Sailboat
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: crows, derelict, sailboat
One Of Many Rocks Holding The Barge
Tags: barge, bridge, derelict, wreck
Under Green Mushrooms
Person: Claira, Helen, Nara
Tags: Lumiere Vancouver, mushroom
Nara Almost Completly Hidden
Person: Nara
Tags: lights, Lumiere Vancouver, smoke
Small Selection Of Screwdrivers
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, tool
Knife Block Paint Brush Holder
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, paint brush
Painting Pants
Claira Showing Dance Moves
Person: Claira
Tags: lights, Lumiere Vancouver, smoke
Nara Green Spooky
Person: Nara
Tags: lights, Lumiere Vancouver, smoke
Claira With New Blue Smoke
Person: Claira
Tags: lights, Lumiere Vancouver, smoke
Thread And Matching Bobbins
Tags: art crawl, Eastside Culture Crawl, textiles
Tags: Eastside Culture Crawl(10), art crawl(8), Lumiere Vancouver(8), lights(7), derelict(6), smoke(6)
People: Nara(5), Claira(4), Helen(2)
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