Thursday, May 31, 2007

Struck with longing

The cancer centre hasn't called with my appointment times yet for the bloodwork or bone scan. I called this afternoon and tried to find out what was going on, but all they said was that it can take a couple of days to get a bone scan appointment. I hope that they will have my appointment times tomorrow.

I had to pick someone up from the airport today but the flight was late, so I had a bit of a chance to wander around. Toronto Pearson airport has some very nice artwork. There's a gallery on the mezzanine level, even. The last time I was there the display was all about the development of the telephone. Today, they had Contemporary Art from Toronto artists. The pieces were so beautiful.

One artist, Gillian Batcher, had taken silver wire and woven it into little balls of wire (using knitting and crocheting to close it, I think). I looked and looked and looked and I'm pretty sure that the original weave is lino weave. I was really impressed with myself for recognizing and remembering that weave! There were other artists that used greeting cards as a medium for fine art; in this way, beautiful pieces of art can be available to everyone at a reasonable cost.

So many of the artists had studied things like metalwork or glassblowing or wirework or textiles or whatever in colleges in Toronto. When I realized that it was possible to study all of these techniques - even to do a master's in some of them - I was struck with a fierce longing to go and do the same time. I would love so much to be able to study these things. My heart is in crafts and textiles, and I want to go and fully immerse myself in that. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to do this while on LTD. :(

Speaking of LTD, my insurance company called today to update their records. I don't fully understand; I'm signed off until September 2008 at present. I don't completely get why they need to call me every three months and find out how I'm doing?

1 comment:

Kathi said...


Sehr interessanter Beitrag, vielen Dank für die tolle Präsentation der Informationen.

Lg Kathi