So- I’m finally somewhat settled in Calgary, Canada. (As in, our house finally has broadband and we have mobile phones and a bank account and things!)
I’m not currently in a position where I’m able to create though which is driving me a little crazy! It’s like starting out all over again! Finding suppliers for materials etc. I brought the bare minimum with me- my sketchbooks and Lino tools…and I did manage to smuggle in some inks and a little bit of Lino without husband noticing! Haha
Our house is really big with some empty rooms- so I do have space to work in the house which is good to start with- you know, once I get some furniture for them! I’m currently on the look out for a part-time job ideally so I can carve and print alongside & then hopefully get/share some studio space! It seems quite arty here which is cool!
Anyway- I hope you’re all doing well- I’m probably going to hang around on the forum still even though I know I can’t sell on Folksy anymore (gutted about that!!)
But I thought you might want to see a few photos I’ve taken as well- when we arrived it was pretty much -30 degrees Celsius. I thought I would die at that temperature but it’s so dry I’ve been pleasantly surprised! I mean- the snot freezes in your nose at that temperature but you don’t feel it in your bones like you do when it’s cold and humid. (Sorry about the snot mention!!)
This is one I took the other day of the frozen Bow River that runs through the centre of the city. The bridge is the Peace Bridge and that’s the start of downtown on the right.
I had to take a stereotypical Canadian photo as well of course! Free skating on the frozen river- so long as you bring your own skates along that is. Clearly everyone has them! Haha (already on my to-buy list also)
And this little view is just by my house. We live in a house on the edge of the university campus where my husband is working. It’s fantastic for all the snowshoe hares! They’re everywhere! I love watching them from the house in the evening!
Anyway- I hope to stay in touch folks! Still enjoy coming on this forum and seeing what’s going on in the world of British craft!
Edit: Also- I’m 7 hours behind the uk which I’ve just thought of as I’ve posted this! haha