Friday, March 19, 2010

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

Spring in High Park, Toronto (2009). Gina.

Spring has sprung, and with it - this blog!

There's two of us here, behind the curtain. Two friends who found each other working at this wonderful store. Alison had arrived in Toronto, Canada from County Sligo, Ireland for a year's worth of new experiences. I (Gina) had been kicking around the city for ages already. Looking for a project to keep us both inspired and motivated, we agreed to start this blog as a way to explore what makes us happy. And perhaps more importantly, to keep in touch.

Alison returned to Ireland (fittingly on St. Patrick's Day). As she reacquaintaned herself with the rainy, green hills I've been in sunny TO participating in an art project - Building Together, curated by Amber Landgraff, hosted by Toronto Free Gallery and part of Portland, Oregan-based artist Zach Springer's larger-encompassing project Build Something Together.  (Phew! Did you get all that?) Zach helped me put the site together so that it looks as beautiful as it does. Thanks Zach! And thanks Amber for bringing him here to Toronto!

You can view the project page for the blog here.

What can you expect to see on this blog? Well, we hope to keep it a living, breathing thing - a constant work in progress - but if we must give criteria our focuses are such: Pleasure, Camaraderie, Creativity and Frugality. There will also probably be a lot of food (NB: how we met). We hope to bring light to our cross-Atlantic perspectives, while still find synchronicity in the small things that make us smile.

In here life is beautiful.

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