This Saturday my sister, Chicago-based artist Rebecca Perehudoff, is having an art opening at The Gallery/Art Placement Inc. in Saskatoon. Unfortunately I won’t be there, but she’ll be at the opening and you can see the work here. The paintings were inspired by the wild moody area around Emma Lake in northern Saskatchewan where I spent a good […]
A grassroots campaign in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, saves historic William Perehudoff murals from destruction.
Snow? In October? What the …? I’m just thinking about a walk on the Meewasin Trail – Saskatoon’s gorgeous path along the South Saskatchewan River when I look out the window and thick fat flakes of snow are flying everywhere. This is just not right. What am I going to do? I’m going to start writing about […]
Ha ha ha ha. The llama is still in our field and this time I got his picture. (Her picture?) I think he thinks this hay bale is his mother. At least the bale is good to block the wind because it was freezing out there today. What’s the llama going to do in the […]
What I wanted to know, as I searched for a suitable photo to use as a blog header, is if I put up a cheesecake shot of myself in a bathing suit, will people think I’m a) stupid, b) self-obsessed or c) ha, ha – a savvy marketer? I didn’t start off looking for a bikini shot. In fact, this is […]
“That llama is in our field again,” said my mom when I was out at the farm the other day. I looked across the road and yes, a brown wooly llama was standing in the oatfield, munching on a roll of hay. This is Saskatchewan. I expect ducks, rabbits, weasels, maybe the odd coyote or moose, but […]
“It must be so interesting to come from a family of artists,” someone said to me the other day. As I don’t know anything different, it seems pretty normal (though maybe that’s why I was unpopular in high school). My mother, Dorothy Knowles; my father, William Perehudoff; sisters, Rebecca and Catherine; and brother-in-law, Graham Fowler, […]
This morning I went for a long walk around Waskesui Lake in Prince Albert National Park up in northern Saskatchewan. It was windy and cool and moody and beautiful and this is when I realized that solo travellers, especially women, are short changed in the tranquil hiking department. First off, I was paranoid about bears. […]
Travel writing is a perpetual packing nightmare.
Everything stops when someone passes away