Today we walked back across that bridge to enjoy breakfast at The Epicurean (we heartily recommend this spot for breakfast, lunch, coffee, or what-have-you) and then sauntered over to Granville Island to shop for ART Supplies at Opus. And that shopping trip is my excuse for all the photos here, taken during our Illustrated Journal class of the weekend before last. It just seems to me that the roll-up-the-sleeves working solidity of Alison's studio, along with all the accoutrements of art, is gorgeous enough to celebrate.
As is Alison herself, my good friend, neighbour, and now, teacher . . . I couldn't help but think of her, quite honestly, when Duchesse posted her paean to Jane Birkin. Alison always manifests that same elegant and apparently effortless style, beautiful and practical at once.
After we've had our fun weekend with Nola, I hope to play with my new supplies on an introductory page for the journal . . . perhaps a list of things we hope to see in Amsterdam (I bought a Lonely Planet guide today -- getting so excited!)
Tomorrow morning, we'll pick up our little girl and take her back to the island for a few days (she phoned a few weeks ago and asked if she could come to our house -- who cares if there might have been some parental prompting?!). I suspect that the next post might feature someone playing on the beach . . .