September 25, 2010
September 22, 2010
René Derouin is the founder of Les jardins du Précambrien. This phenomenal installation greets the visitors that enter the gardens. It is magnificent. Each little sculpture is unique, no repeats at all.
These were my last photos of my one day trip to Val David. Ha! Can you imagine how many I take when I'm on vacation?!
September 19, 2010
Les Jardins du Précambrien. Each artist invited to the art symposium has an area in the forest where they can install their work. Most of hem were pretty interesting.
So I googled a prune in syrup recipe and found a very delicious one. Here it is:
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar (I only used 1/2 cup and it's quite enough)
Juice of one lemon
1 cinnamon stick
You bring that to a boil so the sugar dissolves and you pour on the prunes. Let it cool and put in the fridge. I had some for dessert last night and a couple on my toast this morning. Mmmmm! Can't have too much though because.., well you know... it's pretty huh... well... laxative...
I can't leave on the word laxative, so I'm going to wish you a very happy Sunday!
September 18, 2010
After the ceramic exhibition, we went to visit another exhibition in Val David. This one takes place in a forest named Les jardins du Précambien - The Precambrian Gardens. Every year( or two years, I'm not sure), there is an Art Symposium where different artists make an artwork in relation to the environment. I'll show photos of those soon. The little sculptures you see here were made by the visitors, people from all walks of life, children and adults. I could have take a lot more photos, each piece was pretty interesting. It had a magical feel walking amongst all those sculptures hanging from the trees.
On another note, does any of you have a prune in syrup recipe to share? When I was young, my mom used to make them and I found them delicious. I had some yesterday and it took me back to my childhood. I tried to make some before but I never came close to the taste I my mom's or the ones I had yesterday. I know that it's not a popular thing to make anymore but I'm throwing a line just in case. Will search the web too.
I want to thank you all for being such faithful friends even when I don't post or comment on your blogs. I made the decision to stop worrying about this blog and just use it as I please even if it means that I disappear for a few weeks.
I hope you are all well and that you are enjoying your weekend to the fullest.
September 12, 2010
I finally took the time to go through the photos I took for the last two months. Here are some of them. I took those at a ceramics exhibition in Val David, Québec, called 1001 pots. They show mostly house ware pieces. I went there a couple of years ago and found some very interesting work but not this year. Actually, I was quite disappointed. But there was this huge installation of broken ceramics and metal rods forming some kind of a labyrinth. I loved exploring it, finding little jewels here and there. Very nice! I also liked the ceramics cemetery next to it.
I don't know if I ever mentioned Burst of Beaden (Jon Klassen), but I really like his illustrations.
I wish you a great week! I should be here a bit more often...