July 22 | 7pm-1am
July 23-24 | 11am-4pm
- *Challenge 1: Turn something green
- *Challenge 2: Make something old new
- *Challenge 3: Reveal something hidden
- *Challenge 4: Play with fire
- *Challenge 5: Make or take a portrait of a stranger
- *Challenge 6: Make your next meal a work of art
- *Challenge 7: Create something with garbage
- *Challenge 8: Take a before & after shot
- *Challenge 9: Capture summertime
- *Final Challenge: Leave behind something special for someone else to discover
- *Wait for first challenge
The past few days have embodied all that I love about our few sweet months of warm weather bliss. Beginning with a group bike tour of surprise art and performances, ending with a gigantic celebration of love and human rights, and, in between, drinking on patios and a party in a long-closed school and dancing and camping and singing around a bonfire and barbecues and tossing frisbee and friends getting married and seeing old friends and drinking champagne while swimming in a beautiful lake. This was the sort of weekend that, in the depths of winter when all seems lost, I will look back on with utter happiness. Even the mosquito bites that pepper my feet and legs are a reminder of why I love summer. The photos aren’t much, I was too busy enjoying myself to think about my camera, but they have doubtlessly captured the joy of the weekend and will serve as a reminder of the magic of summer when it seems like there’s nothing in the future but snow and cold.
Working a 16 hour day doesn’t leave me much time to play with my food but I took the time to have some fun with the leftover veggies from our catered 7:00 pm lunch.
This is one of my all-time favorite hidden spaces in Toronto. Considering it’s surroundings, the beauty and serenity of this space still always takes my by surprise.
I spilled an entire cup of iced tea over my beloved old keyboard, rendering it useless. Well, almost useless.
Eyesores, wastes of electricity, and often illegal, hundreds of these four-sided Pattison advertising pillars litter the streets of Toronto, imposing their advertisements onto a populace that largely tries to ignore them. Normally these pillars are illuminated all through the night. What a ridiculous use of electricity! I turned off the lights in this pillar, an act so simple yet so effective in making the pillar “greener”. I also painted over the ads with green paint, turning the pillar into something almost resembling of a tree. Wouldn’t trees be better than advertisements?