Monday, August 04, 2008

One Trip Highlight

Well there is so much to tell about the trip Ray and I just took to Vancouver Canada. The city at first impression seemed a glut of high rises but on further exploration we absolutely fell in love with this metropolitan jewel! One of my favorite finds was a corner of used book stores. As we talked to the owner of a lovely store called Criterion Books he brought out his personal copy of a folio publicaton of The Blue Fairy book by Andrew Lang specially illustrated by local Vancouver artist Charles Van Sandwyk. He told us that we could view and buy his books and prints at the Joyce Williams Gallery. We promptly walked the 9 or so blocks and found some of the most beautiful artwork I've seen in a long time. I purchased Affairs of the Heart and I can't wait to slowly acquire more of this amazing illustrator's work.