It's a rarity when I can actually mark a weekend... a long weekend? Even rarer. One of the joys of being self-employed, I suppose. Holidays are really just a state of mind.
Cam MacDuffee and I have been working on a somewhat regular schedule during the week - making sure to get a couple of hours of work on his script every day. It's coming along very nicely, I think. Creating a show can be somewhat daunting, and having someone in your corner is, in my opinion, an essential element. I'm glad to be along for the ride.
Karen returned from her tour with the Symphony on Thursday and we promptly decided to drop our work and take a trip to the Beach at Canoe Cove. The weekend came early.
We packed up the dog and a picnic of sorts and drove down for a lovely afternoon near the water.
Returning from the beach, Cam discovered the perfect place on the property for watching the sunset. We had ourselves a proper Cocktail Hour on the hill overlooking what I’ve dubbed Shatner’s Creek (which empties into Nimoy's Pond).
Friday found us working through most of the day and then packing for a trip up to Cavendish to see the North Shore. We drove past the Anne of Green Gables Museum, but the whole thing looked so Touristy that I simply couldn’t bring myself to fork out the bucks to go in… Instead, I was anxious to get to the beach and see the dunes and get my feet into the Atlantic Ocean for the very first time ever.
Saturday was Market day, which was tackled with much vim and vigour. It was followed by a trip into Charlottetown, and then a smashing dinner made with the delightful treats from the market. We finished off the evening by driving up to a tiny house party. It was quite dark when we got there, so I’ve got no pictures. A tiny house is basically just a one-room cabin, arranged in such a way as to feel much bigger than it actually is. Cam and Karen are in the process of building one, and the idea of it is quite intriguing. I can’t wait to see theirs when it’s all finished.
Sunday began with an impromptu jam-session before breakfast, where we relived some of the tunes that we had played at the Brunch the week previous. Nothing fills the soul like good music. There was some gardening to be done in the afternoon, and we had guests here to help pass the lazy afternoon. It felt like a real weekend.
Monday found Cam and I back at the script, hashing out more of the structure and discussing the why’s and wherefores of his show.
Cam and Karen are off to Ontario today. I’ll be spending the next chapter of the Residency focusing on painting and am greatly looking forward to the adventure. I’ve been mostly just sketching and am hoping to tackle some bigger canvasses in the days to come. I've got a commission to finish and then I'll be indulging in my own landscape adventures.