Silver linings

While there are so many strange, stressful, and sad things going on for people all over the world, I can’t help but feel I have fallen into the “lucky bucket”. I have experienced so many silver linings during this time of COVID. One of them has been the time I have had to spend in my garden. I have always had a long list of “things I’d love to do” in my garden given the time, and guess what? I got what I asked for…the time to do these things, and along with the time, came unseasonably warm weather, so it has been a productive and rewarding time.

And I am not the only one who has had this experience. From week to week, I see garden’s growing: beds extended, new veggie plots added, garden paths created. There is so much beauty in gardens all over Vancouver. Take a walk, and see for yourself….

Hanging Art

Hanging art work can seem daunting. Apart from the traditional “57” rule”, there are so many different ways to display your art collection. For those of you who are not familiar with this standard, let me briefly explain. The rule of thumb for hanging art is to have the centre of your image, whether it be a large canvas, or a collection of images 57″ from the floor. This generally works, but not always. Nowadays, there are so many other creative options to show off your art: collages in both grid and free-form, leaning and layered, as well as picture rails…. In fact, there seems to be no wrong way…..just make sure you love what you are putting up on your walls!

wall art in a horizontal series layout