a night out on the town

28 Oct

Living in a town of 2,000 means there often isn’t much to do! Even when it comes to going out for dinner, there are only so many restaurants we can go to that qualify as a date. So when John told me the other week that he got a pair of free tickets to a Colin James show up in Williams Lake, I was stoked!!! First and foremost when we go north to the puddle, I enjoy poking around for used books and canadian trinkets in a few vintage shops and the salvation army. I got this big pile of bound volumes for my altered book work & my altered journals for only $12.50 at the Salvation Army. At my favorite little thrift shop I scored two classic canadian decorative plates and the most GORGEOUS hardback publication about big game animals in North American. Score!!! John and I then enjoyed the most delicious sushi dinner at the cutest restaurant! Japanese cuisine is something that John and I miss dearly, so we love to indulge ourselves when we get the rare opportunity. The concert was fabulous, which is to be expected: It was a super intimate setting & Colin is an amazing Canadian blues musician, who I have seen live several times now. I’m positive you know a bunch of his AWESOME hits including “Chicks, cars and the 3rd world war,” “5 long years,” “Just Came back to say goodbye” and “Freedom.” I shot a few videos (of course all sideways) but luckily music sounds the same despite the orientation.  Taking a night out to treat yourself is an important part of keeping creative inspiration alive. Many of the experiences from last night made me feel so happy, so lucky and so excited about life; I can’t wait to start MAKING things today!

5 Responses to “a night out on the town”

  1. hello DODO 28/10/2011 at 11:48 #

    Great book haul! All the vintage and charity shops here have become so expensive >.<

  2. Jon Shaw 28/10/2011 at 12:02 #

    I love the mix of art, sushi and music. WIN!!


  3. Carol | @imsilverfeather 28/10/2011 at 13:52 #

    Happy to hear that you had a great night out and that you allowed us a glimpse of it! Love that guy on guitar. Live music always makes me so happy, inspired and ready to get lots of art done! Oh, and I love, love that tree in the restaurant you photographed. I want one in my house!!!
    Great books as well. I picked up one about insects at a flea market the other day. I’ll have to show you sometime! : )

  4. Anna Jane Searle 28/10/2011 at 16:14 #

    I want all of those books…..I have book envy right now

  5. Crystal 09/11/2011 at 08:56 #

    Oh it looks like you had such a lovely day out of town. That game animals in North American book looks amazing, I bet it is quite inspiring. Isn’t it nice to do things out of the norm? Paul and I went to Ottawa for the first time last weekend just to pick up art supplies and see the parliament. It is so wonderful to explore a new place may it be big or small.
    I hope you are doing wonderful and don’t worry about ever feeling guilty for anything because life is way to short!
    Much Love,
    P.S. I have not forgotten to send you something beautiful in the mail but you sent something so wonderful that I need to create something equally and great for you in return. Sadly my time has been spent on gigs that are finally making me money so my pocket book is thanking me :)

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