My second eldest son...
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|Wed, 06-04-2014 - 1:49pm|
should be off on a trip to Vancouver...actually first he will stop at Kelowna at my sister's. To drive from here to Kewona is about an 8 to 9 hour drive on its own. He will tackle the rest of the trip to Vancouver the next day and that is about a 4 hour drive. Although my son is 30 years old, it is not so long ago that he (finally!) got his driver's license! He has a car (fixed up old car, but was certified to drive) and this is his first long drive...oy! I worry so much about him on this drive. He is my son who is artistic, extremely sociable, talkative, a bit scatterbrained (kind of ?) or something about him that just sometimes isn't as reliable as I'd like him to be - not that it is my concern so much in most aspects of his life. Like, I have no idea when he set off for the drive this morning, but Ray and I were sure hoping it would be a decent early enough start as I said, it's on long drive. And yesterday evening I phoned him and he was still preparing his artwork for the trip - still putting on some frames he had made! What? Still hadn't got his car packed and well.... ideally he should have had all that stuff done. I shall be most relieved when I hear from him when he arrives at my sister's.
He is bringing some art work to Vancouver to show at a friend's 'gallery' (or some sort of showplace...I don't think it's a fancy sort of place). Patrick has created photographs - constructing creations or 'compositions' of various bits of things he's collected and photographing them. Not sure if I've mentioned all this before. He has taken a black cloth, laid it flat out and arranged various items in an artistic fashion, or 'design'. He's got bits of animals bones (i.e. coyote jawbones and such), feathers, old keys and bits of metal things (not sure what), and all sorts of things he's collected that he finds interesting (he likes old stuff!). He takes photos of these arrangements but will do long exposures with his camera so he can shine coloured lights on parts of them to colour those parts, essentially. Not all of his work makes use of those coloured lights and I do like his natural lit ones too. He's had the photos enlarged (by about 3 x 4 feet, I think) by a professional printing company - has had them printed on canvas and stretched them himself over frames. I wasn't sure I'd like them on canvas but they do seem to work well. They almost seem like paintings in a way.
Some friend of his has a place in Vancouver where he invited Patrick to bring his stuff to display them for about a month. This will be Patrick's first showing. I'm excited for him. But again, that drive worries me. I have driven it with Ray so many times to go visit my sister, or to drive to Vancouver too, and it's all through the mountains and well...it's just darn long - mostly two laned highway, though there are 'passing lanes' every so often. As long as he does not decide to speed...as long as he is cautious enough, he should do fine. The weather is great today and so good for the drive. Keep your fingers crossed - mostly for a safe drive!