Top L: niece’s drawing (of me)
Top R: construction paper birthday card
Bottom L: love note
Bottom R: paint chip collage card
L: Bloor Station, Toronto, 2011
Bottom: Dufferin Mall, Toronto, 2006
Top L + R: Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal, 2003
+ pizza cushion
+ donut mug
+ apple TV
+ fortune cookie coin purse
I don’t know where half my things come from. I keep telling my partner, ‘things just randomly show up…. or it must be sneaky gift giving fairies breaking into our home”
What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
The item I cherish the most and cannot get rid of is my Hello Kitty hourglass. From childhood memory: my dad purchased this piece at Hallmark, Kildonan Place. It was a fancy piece of décor displayed up high on a glass shelf and he asked if I liked it. When I nodded, he purchased it on the spot. Aw.
Hand made gifts are the best gifts.
a wooden boat from my aunt, a big mug from my girlfriend, a working wooden cannon from my dad, mittens from my mom
an elaborately etched gourd from my opa.
my oma’s typwriter.
a photograph of the cabin he built in 1952 from my opa.
a pen box from my oma that she used when she was young.