August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m on the road again, Province.

Thirty-one destinations wait for me. I’m eager to discover the place where each stone belongs. Perhaps I’ll find some great postcards along the way…

Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co. 1911

Here Comes Allan Dotson!

August 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Province, you’re in for a treat.

The immensely talented and always intriguing Allan Dotson is next up as Artist-in-Residence here at the Legislative building. Don’t miss out on the fun of building a board game with this wonderful artist!

Here’s how to find him:

Sept 2-5, 10am-5pm: Drop-in to create cards in the Qu’Appelle Gallery.

Sept 6-9, 10am-5pm:  Drop-in to create cards in the Saskatchewan Gallery.

Sept 13-16, 10am-5pm:  Drop-in to play the finished game in the Saskatchewan Gallery.

An amazing drawing by Allan Dotson!

Scenes From The Office

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m a lucky woman, Province.

My office is an enormous flower garden. I take my coffee under the shade of trees whose roots reach to the lake before me. During these late summer days in the park, joyful moments abound. A slow parade of vintage cars weaves along, chrome ablaze in the sun. The charming flirtations of an 89 year-old jogger set the morning tone. Strangers are made less strange by conversation. Billie Holiday blares from an incongruous monster pickup truck and the funny ruffles of goose-feathers herald surprise encounters with long-lost friends. I am delighted.

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The Games Begin! (Douglas Provincial Park)

August 27, 2012 § 3 Comments

Province, we have success!

Christine Bachinsky is the first to discover a Tyndall stone, only days after I left it in the wilderness. Look at this wonderful photo she sent to me upon having spotted the stone in the hollow of a tree at campsite #320 in Douglas Provincial Park. Hooray!

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The First Road Trip!

August 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

Hello there, lovely Province.

I’ve just spent a few days getting to know you better, and I must say, your beauty always thrills me. On this trip, I particularly appreciated the wind as it slipped through silvery prairie-grass seas, the cool clarity of lake-water, and the strangeness of sand dunes licking the land.

PS: There are stones awaiting YOU!

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Sanding Stones In Wascana Park

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello, dear province.

The last few days have been splendid! I’ve been sanding stones in Wascana Park and speaking with lots of people about my project. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and I’m so excited that you’re so excited!

I met energetic friends Roz and Naomi, who visited two days in a row. A 95-year-old woman told me about the time in the 20s when she climbed up into the dome of the Legislative building and carved her initials in the stone. Sherry and Judi brought some small friends and taught me about Adanac, SK. The Browns from Milestone are hoping to discover a stone in their neck of the woods, lovely Leanne spent her lunch break with me, and Déborah worked harder than anyone. All told, it’s been a wonderful experience. I’m very much looking forward to my first road trip tomorrow!

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Looking Across Wascana Lake by Moonlight (c.1913)

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

What a neat old postcard.

Prairie Postcards PC013059: Looking across Wascana Lake by moonlight, Regina. (c1913).

Coming Right Up!

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hi there, province!

My two-week residency at the Legislative building is about to begin! I’ll be sanding and polishing stones in the gloriously revamped Queen Elizabeth Gardens some days, and other days I’ll be over at the lovely Wascana Park bandstand. Not too shabby. Please feel free to stop by and lend a hand or just hang out and have a chat. Here’s where and when you can find me:

August 19: Queen Elizabeth Gardens
August 20: Wascana Park bandstand
August 21: Wascana Park bandstand
August 26: Queen Elizabeth Gardens
August 27: Queen Elizabeth Gardens
August 28: Wascana Park bandstand
August 29: Wascana Park bandstand

Drop in anytime from 11am to 7pm.

*In cases of unpleasant weather, find me inside the Legislative building. Fingers crossed for sunshine!

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August 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’m busy finalizing the details and mapping routes around the province. Prepare for an epic treasure hunt near you!

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The Process Begins

August 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello again, province.

Enormous thanks to Big Joe Semeniuk and FY Construction for invaluable help in cutting the large slabs of Tyndall stone into perfect little cubes. Also, John Thauberger, you are always the best.

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