Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
\This collection of short stories by Emily Carr focuses on her love of animals and her experiences travelling to remote aboriginal villages. One can learn a lot about Carr's formative years and family relationships but very little directly about her art. You do, however, get a sense of what made her tick and inspired her.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Carr's first book, published in 1941, is a collection of vignettes she wrote about her experiences in native villages of Vancouver Island. It won the Governor General's Award and has been in print ever since.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
When we visited Jasper, AB I read about Project Habbakuk at the Jasper Yellowhead Museum. A prototype was constructed at nearby Lake Patricia. Eccentric inventor Geoffrey Pyke proposed that the allies construct aircraft carriers made of ice to shield convoys from German U-boats crossing the Atlantic during World War II. As one can imagine, the plan was fraught with technical difficulties.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
A series of autobiographical vignettes spanning from Emily Carr's baptism at the age of four to her declining years in the 1940s. Many humerous and poignant moments from her early life, art training and years as a land lady told from her perspective.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Lewis' final Narnia book introduces an ape called Shift and a donkey named Puzzle who together, through greed and folly , bring about the final battle. All of the main characters from the first six volumes get at least a mention in this conclusion of the series.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Published in 1963, it is one of five titles written by Schroder as companion books to the Disney TV program and teen movies featuring Annette Funicello . Annette and her friends solve a mystery while planning a luau at her aunt and uncle's beach house. Not politically correct; it is a product of its time.
Monday, September 03, 2012
A thoroughly researched, balanced biography of Canadian painter and author Emily Carr (1871 -1945). Makes you realize how isolated Victoria and Vancouver were during her life time. Details her early years, family life, love of animals, education and development as an artist. Doesn't dwell on her supposed eccentricities and volatile temper.