Saturday, September 28, 2013

What a great afternoon!

The girls and I set of for some adventures this afternoon and checked out some great things that were happening near us.

First we visited the Wonderful Fine Market where a lovely lady demonstrated and explained how to spin wool with a drop spindle. She also told us a bit about how they dyed their wool and showed us products she had created using her wool. It was very interesting. This was just one of the many interesting exhibits at the market.

Next we visited the Blow Me Down Community Garden for their open garden day. One of the volunteers gave Sarah and me a tour of the garden, while another volunteer kept Anna entertained. We all enjoyed our visit and learned lots. I'm looking forward to learning more from them in the future.

Our last stop was at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre to check out the LAWN (League of Artists of Western Newfoundland) Growing Artistically exhibit, which was part of Culture Days. This is the second year for this exhibitition idea, which is described in this quote from LAWN's website - "Participating LAWN members each invited a young artist to create a piece for the show and then used it as the inspiration for their own work of art." We loved the exhibit. I wish we had more time to stay around and take in more of the activities that were part of the opening reception. The exhibit will be shown at the Arts and Culture Centre til the end of October and it is definitely worth checking out.