Photo of the day: Lines

 Track lines | Phone lines

-.-. — -. -. . -.-. – .. — -.

Plot lines | Love lies | Laugh lines

.. -.. . -. – .. – -.–

Life lines |

.-. . .- … — -. / .– …. -.–


Inspired by the Daily Photo Post Challenge: Lines

Hint: Old School Text



Seeing the Beauty of Winter

Once a year draws to an end & a new one begins, I tend to get introverted & contemplative. I go through this process of recalling the things I wanted to do, the things I did, the things I didn’t do in the past year & what I want to do in the new year.

Maybe it is because I have to endure winter on top of the realization that time will pass without waiting for me, but I enter a semi-vegetated state of laziness in early January.  I really do not want to do much, not even write.

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Coincidences & Signs

I haven’t written for a while because something occurred in my life.  I do not want to go into detail about what at this time, but I know you would understand why it took me away from The Kollektive for a while.  What I will tell you is that I once again find myself thinking how strange life is & how it throws things into your path when you least expect them.

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An evening of Art at the AGO

Kinga Potrzebowski Sketch

Lately, I’ve been feeling uninspired, uncreative & a bit lazy. There are things I need to do & things I want to & can do, but sometimes it is hard to find the motivation.  And I am out of practice with in applying my creative talents to artistic or experimental or even just purely creative endeavors.

Still, all excuses.  So last Wednesday I biked my butt down to the AGO for an afternoon of free art to get some inspiration.

Bonus life points: the AGO has free general admission on Wednesday nights.
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Inspiration: “What If”

If you have 30 minutes free today,  I suggest you watch this beautiful short film by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini “What If”. “What If” is  is based upon Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” and uses the setting of an English inner-suburb to tell the story of a boy learning a valuable lesson about life choices and how to be a better man.

Beautifully shot in black and white, the short film shows us that there are always other choices we can make in life … we just have to look up and see them.

Happy Kanada Day from the Kollektive !

Today we took advantage of the hot weather and day off in the city by planning a Lazy Backyard Canada Day! Here are our  essentials for pulling it all together:

  • Canada Day themed swag – to show our Canadian pride.
  • Sunscreen & Ray Ban Sunnies – to protect our skin, duh.
  • Red Lipstick – you never know who’s going to drop by.
  • Notebook & sharpies – there for anything.
  • Water, snacks & cold beer – we all get hungry & thirsty.

~ The Kollektive


Walking in London

I think the reason we love to travel is because it takes us out of our routine. We wake up when we want & do what what we want. We pay attention to the world around us, the buildings, the people. The simple act of walking down the street becomes a grand adventure of discovery.

I recently went to London for two weeks. It was a bit of a last minute decision. I didn’t have a plan or daily itinerary, just my iPhone with the Trip Advisor city app (best travel app ever by the way) & my walking shoes. It was an amazing trip. London is a beautiful city, full of architecture and culture. Two weeks was not enough time to see everything & I have every intention of going back.

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