Four grown kids, five delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
Yesterday afternoon, I took a break from my essay-writing to attend a colloquium given by some of my colleagues in the English and the Fine Arts departments on William Blake and print culture. After a fascinating lecture accompanied by copious images, we headed down to the Art Department's Print workshop to watch a demonstration of some of the techniques Blake would have used.
Then today I was again taking a wee break from writing, this time searching for exhibitions we should check out while in Paris in a few weeks, and I found this: there's going to a wonderfully comprehensive exhibit of Blake's work at the Petit Palais when we're there. I've added this to my "Paris File 2009"!
Do you think I could wear these? I know they're not tiger, but a nod to the big cat nonetheless. . .