Friday, November 08, 2019

daily snapshot: November 08, 2019 at 10:00AM


Trying something new today. If you peek closely you might just spot my new Trekz Air buds. Now that I've got them to fit comfortably, bone conduction is definitely the way to enjoy music and podcasts on the go with unilateral deafness :) #i2f thanks to John for my birthday gift xxx
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

daily snapshot: October 27, 2019 at 06:30PM


Amazed I got out for a run this afternoon. This week has been intense, with (sorry this is all rather cryptic but it's not really my story to tell) a wait list opening up for sooner rather than later leading to reduced hours for work filtered by catching up all weekend, masses of documents to prepare, emotional intensity off the scale, and snatched moments to recharge. I have huge gratitude to my wonderful manager at work for easing the load, to work colleagues who didn't know but we're still a big support, to the chap in the photocopy shop who made it all a lot easier, that amazing cafe, today's squirrel for cheering me on, and of course my son who is just pure awesomeness 💓 And now we wait.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

daily snapshot: October 26, 2019 at 04:07PM


This might be finished #oilpainting #artistsoninstagram #i2f #gallebb
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Saturday, October 19, 2019

daily snapshot: October 19, 2019 at 03:58PM


TGIF celebrating Marble Slab-style. My (not so) Wee Guy and I have been celebrating Fridays since middle school and before that, we used to have regular Friday "date nights" together. I am very proud to say that now he's a master of seizing the moment and celebrating the small and large moments in life with style. #i2f
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

daily snapshot: September 26, 2019 at 09:52PM


This evening's progress #charcoaldrawing #portrait #artistsoninstagram #i2f #gallebb
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

daily snapshot: September 18, 2019 at 07:49PM


Clearing out a stack of old writing journals ... apparently my ovaries used to work, once upon a time ...
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

daily snapshot: September 15, 2019 at 11:28AM


We Foxed; Terry Fox run round the inlet trail this morning #i2f
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Monday, September 02, 2019

daily snapshot: September 02, 2019 at 09:43AM


Latest thrift score: Born leather boots for $15.99 from Value Village with the totally cute red Fossil purse just peeking out ($8.99)
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

daily snapshot: August 29, 2019 at 08:31PM


A final hammocking ... now packed away. #i2f This hammock was my safety net and refuge during stressful times. I'd head off there to unwind in the evening, knit a bit and shout at the fat pigeons. After a decent pause, my dad would come find me, bringing chocolates as an excuse, and chat about his day. He didn't open up that much usually but he did share some of himself on this visit. Happy memories.
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Sunday, August 04, 2019

saturated


charcoal and gouache abstract

Saturated.
I saw this recently describing the feeling of Dealing With Everything. Saturated.
It's a better descriptor than overwhelmed IMO; overwhelmed implies knocked sideways, buried, engulfed, flattened, non-functioning while actively resisting.
Saturated however, suggests a stealthy process of being filled up, at peak absorption, but like a sponge trying to soak up even more.

This is the end of week one. A week that has seen a blocked toilet, hospital, driving on the wrong side of the road, solo parenting, grey skies and rain, humidity, jetlag, teen boredom and brief meltdown, cancer, around 300 miles of driving, 8,000km air travel, screen time, confusion, tiredness, frustration, a broken laptop charging pin...but not vacation though we're far from home.

To escape saturation, I've turned into a raccoon mum once more -- sabotaging sleep by creating headspace in the hours before sleep. Knit, sketch, paint, draw...carving out alone time that isn't simply sleep.

As usual, it's not my story to tell (it rarely is) but as usual I am saturated by it all.

Friday, August 02, 2019

daily snapshot: August 02, 2019 at 03:59AM


The one with the puffin.... #throwbackthursday #myformerveterinarylife #i2f
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Thursday, August 01, 2019

daily snapshot: August 01, 2019 at 11:20AM


Happy holidays #fuckcancer
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

daily snapshot: June 19, 2019 at 07:45PM


Fun, informative, entertaining, inspiring and coincidental; excellent afternoon with SFU Science for talks by Dava Sobel and Joe Schwarcz on Science fiction and fact. Great #scicomm event. So why coincidental? Well, I read Sobel's book, Longitude while writing up my PhD thesis and it made me realise that writing Science could be fun. And right now, I'm writing up a blog post on meat glue, using an article by Schwarcz as one of my resources. Congrats to the two speakers on their honorary degrees - well deserved!
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Friday, May 17, 2019

daily snapshot: May 17, 2019 at 05:32PM


I made both of these #i2f
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

daily snapshot: May 16, 2019 at 07:36AM


Forgot to post this one; at last! Finished this monumental pile of lace fluff. It's a knitted shawl, longer than I'm tall, using the thinnest lace weight merino yarn I've ever handled. A totally tedious but very simple repeat lace pattern that bored me stupid... but so worth it in the end. #knittersofinstagram
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

daily snapshot: April 24, 2019 at 12:32PM


Taking advantage of the sun
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Thursday, March 21, 2019


Spring break parenting - totally horrid since the early 2000s....

Relive 'Spring riding'



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

daily snapshot: March 12, 2019 at 08:06AM


Could have ended really badly since I generally lose my balance in total darkness... But our server was wonderful and didn't let me fall over! Food delicious. Highly recommended. An amazing experience.
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Saturday, March 09, 2019

daily snapshot: March 09, 2019 at 01:17PM


Visited The Anvil Centre in New Westminster for the first time, to attend an excellent seminar on the state of local journalism this morning. Thanks to panelists and audience for a stimulating debate.
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Sunday, March 03, 2019

daily snapshot: March 03, 2019 at 01:34PM


Different boots, many routes, not running - over the jet lag and back to some exercise #i2f
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Friday, March 01, 2019

daily snapshot: March 01, 2019 at 09:33PM


1. Held hostage by computer updates. 2. Career update also in progress. 3. Changes ahead. 4. Stay patient. 5. Do not switch off while update in progress.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

daily snapshot: February 28, 2019 at 11:47AM


#opusdailypractice2019 d27 supplies; these are the supplies I took away with me back to Scotland - creating art and going out for a run everyday helped me through the last month :) a good reminder to add some daily practice to your life #i2f #gallebb
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daily snapshot: February 28, 2019 at 11:29AM


Out and about; almost shaken off the jet lag headache and stiff neck
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

daily snapshot: February 19, 2019 at 06:46AM


#opusdailypractice2019 d19 all thumbs #knittersofinstagram
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

daily snapshot: February 14, 2019 at 02:03AM


This morning's. Steadily faster.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

daily snapshot: February 13, 2019 at 12:48PM


Magical garden of my childhood is now all grown up #i2f
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Monday, February 11, 2019

daily snapshot: February 11, 2019 at 02:14AM


Wow! Faster and with less stopping
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Thursday, February 07, 2019

daily snapshot: February 07, 2019 at 11:54AM


My uni bicycle, ridden at stately speed round Edinburgh by me, and round St Andrews by my mum #i2f
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Sunday, February 03, 2019

daily snapshot: February 03, 2019 at 06:28AM


I was 11 years old when this tree was planted in my parents' garden #i2f
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

daily snapshot: January 29, 2019 at 07:50AM


Yesterday's #commute
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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

daily snapshot: January 02, 2019 at 06:38PM


This one's been on the easel for many months now and I've come to the conclusion -- there really isn't any more I want to do with it. Frame from Value Village; I think I'll cut down the mat an inch on each border to open the painting up once I'm used to the new square format for it. #gallebb #oilpainting #portrait
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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

daily snapshot: January 01, 2019 at 10:33PM


all best wishes from us to you for 2019. happy new year! 2018 was amazing in so many ways - here's to 2019 being as wonderful and expansive, and filled with new friends, experiences, triumphs, learning and love as last year xoxox #i2f
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