Friday, December 12, 2008

Project 365 ~ Week 50

I can't believe Project 365 is coming to a close! Only 2 more weeks of 2008 to go. I think I will probably do it again next year. It's been a fun, and I love how it captures the year!

Last Saturday my birthday celebrations began. Justin and I made this beautiful cake. The cake itself was a bit dry but the icing - yum! Mom and Shannon came over to celebrate. You can see me blowing out the candles here. Thank you so much everyone for your loving birthday wishes!

Sunday was my birthday. Justin and I went to one of my very favourite restaurants and had, of course, French Toast!

Afterwards we went to the amazingly renovated Art Gallery of Ontario. We had such a wonderful time exploring the new space. The new design brilliantly creates many rooms filled with indirect natural light and often light invites you down the hall or into the next room. And I have to say it was fantastic to see the expanded collection of Canadian art. I felt like instead of visiting a gallery elsewhere, this was my home. Amazing.

The contemporary section was really interesting. There was this one huge, huge painting of amazing, glorious, riotous colours. It stopped me in my tracks. I looked at Justin and said, "That's what it looks like in my brain. That's why I love white walls and serene spaces."

This was the view from one of the stairways in the gallery. You know what's so cool? From here we can see the apartment that Justin and I used to live in!

On Monday we had our first real winter snow.

On Tuesday I spent a lot of time working on my vision for 2009. I'm really taking a much more focused approach to where I'll be spending my energies. My intention is to give projects the time and attention they need to bloom and to build in ease, joy and abundance.

Wednesay was my monthly breakfast with my dear friend and Dumpling! What a wonderful time we had. As you can see, Dumpling was in amazing spirits and just full of joy.

Wednesday night was our last Nia class of the season. We danced a routine called Medicine Woman, celebrating feminine strength and power, in a studio lit by twinkie lights.

Thursday was Studio Day. I took myself on an Artist Date out to get magazines for this month's vision board.

And, as ever, the week finished off with a wonderful get-together with Shannon. We headed out for dinner so we could chat, chat, chat and catch up.

How was your week?

Project 365 is my attempt to capture a year in my life through a photograph a day. On Saturday's I'll post the week's pics. At the end of the year, I'll create a video of all these precious moments. Feel free to participate at any time. Yours can be Project 347 or Project 292. It's up to you.


Genie Sea said...

I really do like this project. I might consider doing it since I have a camera I have not used much, and who knows what might come out of it.

I really love the picture of the outside of the gallery with the windows mirroring the city.

The dumpling is indeed so cute! Squishy! :)

Oh! I know the restaurant! It is an awesome space and they do have good food. :)

Sacred Suzie said...

Fantastic Jamie! Baking, crafting, French toast with Justin, artist date, gallery-going, spending time with friends, Nia-ing, hanging out with Shannon...what a fantastic and full and exciting week you have had! Love the vision board for 2009 Jamie. So strong, serene and powerful. I'm glad you are considering doing this for 2009 too, I love seeing your posts and think I will join in this year since I probably won't be moving (darn it).

Tori said...

That cake looks really good! I believe you have just inspired me to make a home made cake for my birthday. I haven't had home made cake and frosting in a while!

All of your pictures rock. We haven't gotten a real snow here yet. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of beautiful white out my window!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Drooling at that cake´s picture. Lol! :)
Thanks being my eyes over there. :)

traveler one said...

What a lovely week you had!

I'm in Toronto again for one month ad hope to buy the next book for TNC tomorrow! Can't wait to have it in my hands :)

peppylady said...

French Toast sound great and a picture sure can add that special touch with words.

Coffee is on.

Serena said...

I love seeing your weekly pics, Jamie! I think I will join the 2009 project....neat idea and it will encourage me to use my camera more to record parts of my life.

Lovely dreamboard and that cake sure looks scrumptious!

It looks like you had a perfect week.

love, light and peace,

megg said...

ACK. I can't believe I missed your birthday -

I hope that you had a WONDERFUL day and that you are ready for your best year yet! LOOK at everything you did last year - IMAGINE what you can do THIS year knowing what you do now. The possibilities are astounding!!

Happy year to you =


solsticedreamer said...

fantastic :) and a very happy but belated birthday to you!

Shannon said...

Looks like another joyful week! Cute lil dumpling, she has grown! The cake was yummy and it was rockin' to celebrate your birthday!

I can't believe I forgot to take a pic on Friday! The one you have turned out well, yippee

Allison said...

Mhmmm....cake. & I still need to go to the AGO! I've only been during work & that was more heavy-lifting & less meandering through art work.

Happy Holidays indeeeeeed.