January 2018 Monthly Word: TYPOGRAPHY

Happy New Year! Did you have fun ringing in 2018? We were social for a bit and had a few drinks at the local craft breweries. Then we headed back to the van, made pizza, watched a movie, and just made it to midnight. Success! 🙂 December, full of buildings and structures and unique design, was My Month of Architecture and has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

January Month of TYPOGRAPHY

This month might mark my last monthly photo challenge. By the end of the month, I will have done two full years of these monthly photo spreads, and I’m wondering about switching things up again. We’ll see how I feel by the end of the month! I’ve been thinking about trying out this prompt for quite a while, so I’m excited to start snapping pictures. Looking for the neat fonts, quirky signs and sayings, even the graffiti on walls might be part of my monthly typography pictures.

So, I’ll be dedicating January to my month of TYPOGRAPHY I would absolutely love to see what ideas you come up with, too, so if you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfTypography and #MyMonthOfJanuary.

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Here’s to a month of TYPOGRAPHY!

November Photo Challenge: BLACK and WHITE Recap

Well, somehow December has almost passed me by and I only just realized that I never posted my November photo challenge recap! So I figured it’s better late than never. November was my month of BLACK and WHITE and it was a fitting prompt, as we had record rainfall in Vancouver that month. But as I look back at the photos, I realize that the gloominess of the weather has somehow transformed into pictures that don’t seem all that gloomy! I found the photo challenge somewhat difficult for me, at times (because I really wanted to see pops of colour), but looking back at the entire series, I’m really happy with the end result. There’s definitely something appealing about looking at a series of black and white photos. 🙂

So here’s my BLACK and WHITE recap for you.

The November Photo Challenge took me from …

… Misty walks through the forest and raindrops on leaves.

… Airport delays and wintry locations.

… Dawson Creek to Edmonton to Washington State.

… Training days in the gym and on the climbing wall.

… Wedding anniversary wanderings.

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And just like that, we’re almost finished December and a new challenge word! This month is all about ARCHITECTURE and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!

December 2017 Monthly Word: ARCHITECTURE

We’ve officially hit the last month of 2017! While the stores and media adverts have been reminding us of the upcoming season since October, we’ve held out on getting too Christmas-y until today. Come December 1st, the Advent calendar is making its appearance, we can’t wait to see all the festive lights, and it’s only a matter of time until our favourite gingersnap cookies are made. November was a gloomy-weather month and My Month of Black and White has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

December Month of ARCHITECTURE

This might not be the most festive of words (unlike my December 2016 word), but I’m looking forward to it, none-the-less. I’ve focused on the word Buildings before, but I think ARCHITECTURE has the potential to include so much more! I’m thinking buildings, bridges, art work, design… Basically any man-made structure that catches my eye is going to be fair game.

So, I’ll be dedicating December to my month of ARCHITECTURE I would absolutely love to see what ideas you come up with, too, so if you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfArchitecture and #MyMonthOfDecember.

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Here’s to a month of ARCHITECTURE!

Saturday Snippets: 25.November.2017

Gosh, we’re already at the last weekend of November! We’ve entered in our first bouldering competition of the season, and we’re looking forward to climbing some fun problems tomorrow!

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 25.November.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

  • For those climbers who have ever had to leave a piece of gear behind on a route, because you couldn’t get to the top, here’s a potential solution. Or, just carry a bail-biner 🙂
  • Mmm, a lovely lentil coconut soup / stew for the changing seasons.
  • I saw this recipe, thought it would be a nice weekend treat, and bought persimmons the following day. At the rate we’re eating them, I may have to replenish the stock!
  • We love a good whiskey every once in a while (single malt, please). We tend to buy a bottle to mark a special occasion, and drink them at the same rate (i.e. special occasions). If you haven’t been bitten by the whiskey bug yet, here’s a guide to start. Oban and Cragganmore are two of my favourites!
  • Come December 1st, we’re all for looking at Christmas lights. Here’s 32 places around Vancouver, where you can find the best and brightest.

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

  • We’re still figuring out our shower. We think we’ve settled on a shower pan, and we’ve ordered a shallow drain, which has arrived already, and we’ve ordered some other parts. Jonty will probably start prototyping out a box for it next week.
  • We’re also still trying to decide on the best place for our bikes in the back. Every time we open the back doors, we’re convinced we have tonnes of room back there. And every time we bring our bikes around, still nope! They’re just awkward to fit in there – too tall or too long. The last time we tried to figure out a bike storage solution, it was to determine the bed height. Now that we have the bed in, our physical constraints ain’t moving! We’ve tried out a few different orientations, so we’ll see which one ends up the winner.

Vancouver Mural Festival walk:

This past week, we’ve been hit with our classic Vancouver weather – rain. So much rain. Instead of focusing on the grey and dreary, I thought it would be nice to inject a bit of colour into this post.

A few weeks ago, we had a glorious day of sunshine and we used it to get out on our bikes and trundle around the newest murals in Vancouver. We did this last year as well, by making a bit of a day of it. Cycling around, looking at art, popping into little shops for coffee and nibbles and the occasional brew.

If you live in Vancouver, or are planning to visit, walking around the murals would be a great way to spend the afternoon. The Vancouver Mural Festival website has all the artist and mural information, as well as a map of where everything is.

Here are a few of our favourites from this year!

ARI DE LA MORA + IRVING CANO – “Dance the Dance My Girl”

TYLER KEETON ROBBINS – “Trees Burn While Flowers Bloom”

JENNY RITTER – Community Mural

JANE CHENG – “Holograph”

CARRIELYN VICTOR – “Scolder Dives for Berries”

ANDY DIXON – “Vancouver Studio (After Matisse), 2017”

PAUL WINDSOR + JESKA SLATER – “Eagle Opens Up”

DAVID ULLOCK + DOUGLAS NHUNG – “Luxurious Dreamscape Bubblebath”

GHIA COLLECTIVE – “Community Tree”

LORETTA LIZIO + CAM SCALE

Happy Weekend!

October Photo Challenge: MONOTONE Recap

As this is posted, I’m sitting in the Prince George airport, waiting for the visibility to improve in Dawson Creek, so we can fly. More importantly, so we can land. So, I figured what better way to make use of the multi-hour delay, than to get out my October photo recap! When I was looking back through all the photos, I couldn’t believe that some of these photos were actually taken in October! I must say, that is the one thing I love about my monthly photo challenges – reminiscing about the month. October was my month of MONOTONE and I really did love trying to capture as many single colours as I could.

So here’s my MONOTONE recap for you.

The October Photo Challenge took me from …

… Gorgeous pale pink sunset skies to the solidly grey rainy skies.

… Bright white buildings to dark black coffee shops.

… All of the crisp colours of autumn, from the leaves to the food.

… Enjoying the tastes of Thanksgiving and enjoying the new murals around town.

… Realizing how colourful the world is, while waiting for the bus to come.

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And just like that, we’re into November and a new challenge word! This month is all about BLACK AND WHITE and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!