Today, Benji and I participated in the Art Walks for Strollers activity organized by a community center in Vancouver. This was a guided tour around Yaletown, a hipster neighborhood rich in outdoor art near downtown Vancouver. The sunny weather today was an added bonus and certainly made all the art look even more attractive and inspiring. One of the things I love about guided art tours is the little information nuggets you get about the art pieces: the artists, contexts, and in the case of the outdoor art, also a bit about the neighborhood.
I learned today that the piece of land that is Yaletown was bought by property developer Li Ka Shing from Hong Kong, and that some percentage of their profits have to go into providing amenities for the public. Hence all the public features such as installation art, sculptures, beautifully landscaped gardens and parks.
The walk was thoroughly enjoyable. Got some good, intellectual stimulation that is refreshing, especially after all that baby talking almost the entire day with your infant. Since the walk was meant for parents with babies, it went at a slower pace and provided a good opportunity to meet other moms which is always fun.
The group of moms n strollers.
The Brush with Illumination: my favorite piece from the walk. The brush handle is actually made from solar panels that illuminate the tip in the night.
If any of you moms/parents reading this post lives in Vancouver or knows of parents with babies living here, the Stroller Art Walk takes place once a month and meets at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Drop-in/registration fee is CAD5. The resident guide, Catherine, is really nice, informative, and has a real passion for breaking down art for the masses and encouraging people to engage with art pieces around town.
PS: I am devastated that we have only just over a month left here in Vancouver. I love this town so much!
This illustrator’s designs are so charming and cute!! I’ve ordered a couple cards from him and cannot wait for them to arrive!!
Here’s one of my favorites. *AWW!!*
Take a peek at Mapetitepapeterie’s Etsy shop today!! 🙂
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Chant d’oisseau. USD18. Available on http://cherbie.etsy.com.
This is my latest. Featuring a customized vintage style pendant with metal finding bird and rose swarovski crystals. What a beautiful combination.
So it’s supposedly gonna hit 37deg celsius (99F) today. WTH. It’s only 31C (88F) right now n already my apartment feels like an oven. Whew. Maybe this heat will motivate me to work harder…
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Gosh, I’m TIRED. Got up really early to do laundry, groceries, then meet my brother’s gf to hang out…Whew. Better nap before Spanish class. Laters.
I hope the title was constructed properly! Learning how to conjugate special verbs, and sentences with direct and indirect objects in Spanish can be really tricky.
Anyhow, YES, I do love receiving parcels! Yesterday, I got my fabric purchase from alittlegoodness in Japan. Honestly, everything from Japan is just so much cuter.
Check out the mailing tape below! Kawaii!!
Thanks, Jams! The pic might appear a little fuzzy, but here is a clearer version.