This weekend (December 7 & 8) is the 2nd annual Christmas Shoppe Event at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton, AB. Frame for Thought will have a table at this craft show. It is the first event I’ve done in over a year and I am looking forward to it!
That being said, I am not ready. I have a lot of work to do on my display as well as packaging products. There is stuff to paint, signs and dividers to make and just generally set up to figure out.
I am hoping this time around I will be a bit more organized and that the weather lightens up a bit so that people will want to come done. And now, I need to get down to business, there will probably be lots of instagraming (frameforthought) and twittering (@ccanderson) along the way.
If you’re in the Edmonton area this weekend come check it out! All of the info is on the facebook page. And don’t forget a food bank donation for free admission.
Not to brag or anything but I do think I have quite a good imagination. As a child I remember coming up with stories on my own, or with my brother. We had a giant illustrated children’s bible that I use to pretend was a spell book. I remember sitting in the Blazer, behind the drivers seat, staring out the window singing along to the music (probably my Beach Boys tape) pretending I was a singer in a parade. I should point out this is when I was four years old. It’s one of those weird things I’ve always remembered (or think I remember).
I also think my imagination is part of the reason I love reading so much. It affects many parts of my life: photography, crafting, video games, watch ovies/tv (because without imagining where it could possibly go I don’t think most shows would be very exciting) and now it is a big part in my enjoyment of radio plays. Also, it’s the reason I run to bed after I watch horror movies. Imagination, for me at least, probably inspired much of my creativity.
It seems such a simple thing, but it is so much fun to have an active imagination! Even if I am too hold
And one other thing I’m always thankful for, the wonderful supportive man that puts up with my crazy imaginative self.
A few photos I manage before the rains started on Saturday during our weekend camping trip.
Good thing I decided to take my camera!
Well, as said in the post title, it has been a busy summer so far. Much busier then I would have expected. And in all that busyness I have had very little computer time (by choice).
My summer kind of started on June 8th, which I know is still Spring, but it was getting very warm out around here so it felt like summer. We took a week and roadtriped to Vancouver, my favourite city, for my birthday. That is something that needs its own post but I have not even got my pictures off of my memory cards let alone trip to write anything about it. It was an amazing trip and much needed time away from work.
Once actual summer hit there was a visit from my aunt and uncle the weekend after we got home from the roadtrip, prefaced with a night at the park for an Opera fundraiser with a couple of friends. That entire weekend was very fun. There has been an Ikea trip to get bookshelves, which only two of three have been built so far, and a day at the mall with friends. I bought Zelda: Skyward Sword finally and have been playing that since last weekend. Last weekend was the long weekend, we attended the best soccer game I’ve seen live (Go Eddies!) and we hiked one of the trails at Elk Lake park, getting constantly attacked by mosquitoes in the 28 degree C heat. And amid all of that there was the commute and work, some gardening (that I have since slacked off on) resulting in just about a dozen strawberries so far and the usual groceries and housework.
Written out it doesn’t sound like much but it has all flown by. With all of that I have quite a bit to look forward to in the next little while. We are planning a camping trip for next weekend, my Dad will be passing through town tomorrow and I am going to see Les Miserables on Tuesday!
None of this is very exciting to anyone other than me. I realized today that I had not blogged in forever and it got me thinking… what should I do with this site? Is it time to let it go? Is there something different I could be doing? I do spend a lot of time instagraming now, maybe I should incorporate that more?
Also, I want to get a proper photography site going on my frameforthought domain. My photography has been completely neglected in recent months mostly due to my desire to enjoy my time at home relaxing and not doing what feels like more work. But I have these thoughts occasionally every year and nothing really happens. In the end I do not think I will let go of this blog, even if it is collecting dust and cobwebs. My photography will putter along always in the back of my mind. And life will go on.
The important part of all of this in the end is that life is good and I am happy.
I don’t blog nearly enough, I know that. But I have the WordPress app so there really is no excuse (no good excuse anyways). Of course trying to blog more may be a lot of this kind of post:
Thr Avengers may have been on this bus…
These are the kinds of fun random things I like to post on instagram. I also post pretty scenery and projects I am working on. Username: bcshutterbug
Anyone else enjoy instagram?