I was an avid volunteer for Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s of Toronto for over a decade. I spent hundreds of hours mentoring young ladies. It was the most fulfilling part of my week. I was awakened and re-motivated each and every time a session was finished. When we moved to Prince Edward County I continued the trip to Toronto each week to lead a group. This year was the first year in over a decade I have not been “giving back”. So I was so very interested when the opportunity came around to give back in a different way. Keeping with my theme; the year of colour. #ColourtoConquer could not be a better platform for me right now. With 1 in 2 Canadians getting a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime it also couldn’t be more meaningful.
Okay breath...this is real life. I effed up...on multiple levels. I’m going to pre-face this post by saying that I love my friends and family so fiercely, I will mama lion if I feel like they need someone to protect them....
You can never really tell where art is going to take you. And today, I am still not too sure if I went down the white rabbit's hole or was delivered back in time to a bygone era. (Think 1830's, not dinosaur old). But one strong fact is, I was transported to an afternoon easy and carefree; joyous and colourful. This is the inaugural year for ICE BOX whose tag line is "art in the heart of winter." And hopefully there will be many more to come, as it was a whimsical delight for both young and old. Two weekends of art, history and fun! CHECK IT OUT, ONE MORE WEEKEND FEB 9th - 10th (see website for event schedule) . My husband, dad and myself went to see what it was all about.
Maybe it is the winter gloomy sky, or the small hue of colour that is left over from a magical trip to Disney World. I can't be sure. What I do know is that to live a prismatic life, one that is not always a constant bright yellow but also of softer pastels, sometimes a little effort is needed to create our own rainbows. KEEP READING! GIVEAWAY BELOW.
One of the absolute first thing you notice when you cross the border from New York State into Vermont is the mountains. At first I mistook them for clouds on the horizon, as going from fairly flat terrain to seeing ACTUAL mountains and not just rolling hills was a little surprising. If you are looking for a getaway filled with the possibility of outdoor activities and nature Vermont will not disappoint.