The old saying “Be careful of what you wish for, it might come true” has become the reality of my life this month. I’ve been moaning and groaning to anyone who would listen about how the mild weather in Eastern Ontario was delaying the start of my latest project The Outdoor Rink. I’ve gone toContinue reading “How To Keep Your Flash Warm”
Al Arsenault shovelling show at Centrepointe Park rink. I’ve discovered that looking after outdoor skating rinks is not just a pastime – it’s an art form. And I’ve just met a master. Al Arsenault has been flooding and looking after his neighbourhood outdoor rink at Lakeview Park in Ottawa’s west end for 31 years. ButContinue reading “Getting to Base Ice”
Queen Street 2020 has taken a toll on a long list of artistic plans and projects. I can relate. I am part of a project that’s been on hold since last March. It’s all about Queen Street and its multiple personalities. From the streets to the buildings to the people who live and work inContinue reading “Queen Street”
My family often repeats this joke: Question: “ How do you eat an elephant?” Answer: “One bite at a time.” It always gets a collective groan but we use it to encourage the family member who is facing a big job – and is worried about it. Right now I’m thinking about it as IContinue reading “One bite at a time”
December 2020 One of my favourite places in the winter is our local community ice rink late at night. I walk by the Windsor Park Rink in Ottawa every night in the winter with my dog and have always been struck by the warm halo of light filled with hockey players or families surrounded byContinue reading “The Outdoor Rink Project”
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