Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Canvas #310: Angel's Heaven Guest House, Thulokharka, Nepal

Wow. Just wow. Murphy's canvas traveled all the way from Calgary to Nepal, and found its home there. Murphy tells it best. Here's his story:

Traveling to the other side of the world on a two week field trip with 22 students from Calgary may not sound like the best idea to some, but I can honestly say that my recent adventure to Nepal with a group of fantastic grade 11 and 12 students was a phenomenal experience.  The trip included working in an orphanage for 6 days, building playgrounds and relationships with 45 amazing Nepali children, three days in Hong Kong being tourists and three days trekking and relaxing in the Pokhara/Annapurna range area of central Nepal.  All told, it was truly an experience of positivity so it stands to reason that I would leave my canvas behind during part of the trip.  After carrying it around and regularly having it on display with me (hotels and dining tables, etc) it was time to bid my painting goodbye at the Angel's Heaven Guest House dining room at Australian Camp (Thulokharka) Nepal.  It may be tough to notice with the majestic Himalayas rising in the distance but if you find it, take a minute to spread the positivity.

Canvas #236: Univeristy of Victoria Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

So funny that we have a couple of canvases placed in the University of Victoria library one after the other!

Jaime writes, I put mine in the University of Victoria library because I have spent many hours in there wanting to throw my books against the wall. Now that I'm graduating, I won't be feeling that way in that place anymore, but I know others will. I just wanted to remind a hardworking soul to just "keep on, keepin' on" (which is what it says over my snail if you can't read it.) Good luck to everyone, it feels good to take your backpack off after carrying around too many text books for 4-5 years.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Canvas #232: Starbucks, Yamnuska Hall, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Talia's canvas reminds University students to take a second and slow down, right in the middle of exam season. I think her canvas will definitely be a welcome reminder. She says, I left my canvas at the Starbucks in yamnuska hall at the University of Calgary. Hopefully it will remind people that one of our simplest human functions is also one of the most gratifying and can largely influence our well being. So with exams around the corner, chill out, take a deep breath, and do your best to enjoy the ride!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Canvas #298: a hospital, Lancaster, California, USA

 Dee Dee expresses an emotion I think a lot of Blank Canvasers feel: I have to say that leaving the canvas behind was much harder than I thought.  I wanted to have a hidden camera to see who took the canvas & what their reaction was.  I placed my canvas "Refresh" at a hospital water fountain.  I spend a lot of time in doctors offices & hospitals so I understand the great need to be "refreshed".  Hence, my reason for the canvas, as well as, the placement.  I hope it brings joy to whoever found it.  Sorry for the blurry picture. I was a little nervous:)

 What a lovely message I think a lot of patients and visitors at the hospital will be comforted by. Thank you for participating, Dee Dee!