Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Signage > The Beatles Are Coming!

Concert on the Green this Thursday sponsored by the Lions Club

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Somebody told me you're not supposed to dry garlic in the sun but I guess this person didn't get the memo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ABC Wednesday > B is for Brickyard Beach

Popular stopping place on the South Road, photographed in early morning summer light.

Global ABC

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Myles is back on the island after a hitchhiking adventure south of the border which found him busking on the streets of LA with a $25 guitar. Welcome home MB.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Signage > Bling Slinger

A snap from last weekend's Dancing Man parade

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dancing Man

One week ago today the Dancing Man Festival was held at The Commons. The rain poured down but Gabriola spirits were undampened and the music was absolutely stellar with John Reischman and The Jaybirds headlining the show. Great stuff!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Leon Rosselson

Leon Rosselson at The Roxy this past Tuesday. Thanks to Bob Bossin for bringing this amazing artist to us. Click here to see a slideshow of Roxy moments

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prints In The Yurt

The art lab photos are going to stay up in the yurt for another week or so, so feel free to drop me or the folks at Poetry Gabriola a line if you'd like to see them in person.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Sandor Csepregi visited Gabriola recently but he got here by fairly unusual means: He swam. I met him on the dock at Degnen Bay around 6:00am as he arrived after his crossing from Valdez Island. He was in the process of swimming from his home base on Pender Island to all of the other southern gulf islands in order to raise awareness about local food security issues. Read about his remarkable journey in Island Tides

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wood On The Water

Gotta love a wooden boat

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Signage > Give Us Fair Ferry Fares

Gabriolans recently rallied to protest increased ferry fares which have a negative impact on our local economy. Was BC Ferrys Corp listening? Probably not, corporations seldom do, but it was a fun demo none-the-less.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gabriola Summer

Here we have an intrepid Gabriolan in full rain gear heading off to the weekly market in this morning's downpour.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Last night we got a good long soaking rain, a rare July event welcomed by the fire department and gardeners all over the island.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Michele's Hand Drum

Yesterday's art lab photoshoot was intense but enjoyable. At times, there was a queue so I had to work fast but for the most part, it was successful on all fronts. It was a bit like jazz improv, people showed up with their art, told me their stories and a photograph got made. The yurt provided a variety of lighting possibilities including the skylight which I used for this midday picture. Michele handpainted the African fox figure onto the head of her ceremonial hand drum. Beautiful and it sounded great too. Thanks again to Poetry Gabriola for making it happen. See all of the images HERE

Sunday, July 10, 2011


If you're on the island, please feel free to come by the yurt at The Commons today (Sunday) for my all-day interactive photoshoot. Here's how it works: You bring a favourite piece of art (preferably but not necessarily of local origin) and we'll collaborate on the creation of a photograph of you and your treasure. Think jazz improv only with cameras and artwork instead of pianos and horns. Prints will be available next weekend. The whole shebang is 100% free thanks to sponsorship by Poetry Gabriola. Hope to see you there!

Note: This is the exact same post as yesterday. No, I'm not obsessed with self-promotion, I just accidentally deleted yesterday's post and couldn't figure out a way to retrieve it.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Ride

Parked in front of the library.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Antony and Joelle

Antony Holland and my wife Joelle moments after doing a staged reading of selected letters from one of their favourite books, 84 Charing Cross Road.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mae Moore

Last Saturday, Mae played a concert at The Roxy and then on Sunday, led a songwriting lab in the yurt at The Commons which was sponsored by Poetry Gabriola. Great stuff!

And speaking of labs in the yurt, this coming Sunday, I'll be doing an all-day interactive photoshoot. Bring your favourite piece of art and collaborate with me to create a photograph. Prints will be available the following weekend.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Joelle and I, along with our friend Steve from California, celebrated America's Independence Day by mailing off our applications for Canadian citizenship. So in about fifteen months or so, the three of us are gonna throw ourselves a little party. And then we'll send off our applications for passports.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day Tourists

Lots of tourists on the ferry today