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Sari Grove: a self-employed visual artist...

(pic shows me July 17, 2011 after I cut all my hair off)
Artist Statement:

I like to wait until something significant happens...I have time, & I dont really like
to create unless there is a good reason, something needs to be
remembered, a lesson needs to be taught, someone needs to be
venerated...
Purpose(which is different from meaning), is a new slant that I have
added to my skillset... The sculpture of the Trumpeter Swan is not
only beautiful but it will attract real swans to a pond & detract
predators...
I also care deeply about process, which means that how something is
created is integral to the finished work of art...So in my painting
Tempesta (stormy), I hand pulled the linen & hammered in black steel
carpet tacks along the back & hammered copper tacks along the edges for
support & what I didnt do was use a staple gun with staples, which really
changes the way you touch the wood stretchers...
This winter I wove giant nests out of Sisal rope, to try to make a nicer
place for the swans to sit on instead of sitting on the ice...Trying to get
approvals from the city to put the nests out led me to the sculpture, which
seemed to follow as a nesting site signifier...My path has moved to the 3
dimensional, & into larger scale public projects...I sense my fishbowl expanding...
Mentors:
via artist.conspiracy, Art Business Coach, Alyson Stanfield (I also put this here to help
other artists if they need some coaching...)
Selected Commercial Galleries & Alternative Venues:
(I like to work with a gallery director just one at a time, & I put all of my energies
into that, & make that great, & if the location is beautiful & the people are nice & the
art makes you inhale deeply because it is so good, then it is a success, & I dont really
care that much about the money part, but it seems to be better for some reason
because I dont care...)
2011 Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough (this gallery overlooks the Bluffs, which are cliffs on
Lake Ontario- I think interesting locations are so much a part of the viewing
experience)! Curator: a lady named Susan Dimitrakopolous
2010 National Mailbox, Yorkville (an experiment in converting web viewers to bricks
& mortar) Owner: Don Tannahill
2009 Water Lily, Davisville (Water Lily was a health supplement place with some
eco-art showing as well) Director: an exotic creature from an India lineage family in
Africa named Usha Makan
2008 Kohl Gallery of Arts, Eglinton Director: Gary Kohl who was an art teacher at
Toronto schools
2007 Scollard Street Gallery, Yorkville, Grand Opening of Gallery Director: Serge
Chriqui who came from running a wood flooring business
2006 Yorkville Gallery, Yorkville Director: Chun Chen an artist with a sister who
owns real estate & a Chinese sensibility
2005 Lanes Gallery, Hazelton Lanes (Lanes gallery had gorgeous Persian carpets & I
had all their giant window space looking out from Hazelton lanes mall) Director:
Bahman Fadaie-nia who had a deep knowledge of the art of carpetmaking
2004 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery, Yorkville (Me & Joseph had all the walls here)
Director: Warsame Boch who brought the flavours of Djibouti
2003 Art Canadiana Gallery, Bloor Street Directors: Sharon Norman & Ray Argyle
with a corporate feel
2002 ArtistsDog Gallery, Montreal Director: Michael Cooper with ad agency savvy
2001 Original Papers Art Gallery, Prince Arthur Street ( I had a big solo show here)
Director: Tom Gottlieb who loved to eat & socialize (in the best way)
2000 ArtFocus Gallery, Toronto (Pat Fleisher who was an old pro in the art
business)
1999 The Redhead Gallery, Spadina (an artist run centre)
1998 Yorkville Fine Frame, Yorkville (Yorkville Fine Frame is in tony Yorkville on
Bellair, it was a tremendous retail location, 2 different incarnations of owners newly
from Korea)
1997 Gebo Artworx, Queen street ( an artist hippy feel co-operative venture)
1996 Artalog Art Gallery, Castlefield Avenue North York (this gallery put art on
computer & carried the computer to corporates-this was Before the internet existed! A
smart & nice person named Mark Buck)
1994-1995 Studio 2007, Sherbourne Street (my first studio, which I loved & had 2
solo shows in & the bakery downstairs made it all smell good)
1993 First sale of a work of art & so, became a professional...(Michael Lennon was
my first customer, & he works at Lorac Wine my mums company- pressure? nah,
just a wise investor)
Educational Background:
University of Toronto
Humber College
Harvard University
Ryerson PolytechnicalUniversity
Atkinson College
1989 McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Sarah Lawrence College
1984 University of Toronto Schools (U.T.S.) High School Diploma
1979 The Toronto French School, lower school
Media, Books, etc.
Interviewed on a show called MediaTV on the CITYTV channel...(about computers
& art-this was Before the internet!!!)
Interviewed on a local Toronto cable channel...(about chimpanzees rescued from aids
testing facilities & making art)...
Published: The Talking Vegetable Garden, I did the illustrations for this book with
Josephs help...
Giclees & other prints(I no longer do multiple prints): a long time ago I did 500
limited edition prints of an oil painting called Osmosis through Mahon Graphics in
Markham...Soon after that, a series of giclees prints through Altron Colour Imaging
in New Brunswick(See Spot Run did the fine art photography for those)...
Related Online Documents for the more curious:
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/59821986/The-Long-Curriculum-Vitae-Bio-Artist-
Statement-thingy-for-Sari-Grove-self-employed-visual-artist-my-apologies-to-the-already-
bored a long version c.v, bio, statement...(13 pages)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55875773/Vitae-2011 just from post-2010 to the present...
(June 19, 2011)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55473706/Swanne-Story sculpture...just a smidgen of
history...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55420763/Karma a day in the life of an artist document...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/56017808/Joseph-May-22-2011 brief notes about Joseph
Grove, this is sparse)...
pic:
Magnolia is a 36 by 48 by 1-3/4 inch oil on linen by Sari Grove from 2010, painted
only with a knife, using Kama Pigments walnut oil paints, no turpentines, no rabbit
skin glue, no lead, no brushes, painted en plein air with some automatistes memories
seeping through...(took me 6 months to do)...
The
Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Road,
Scarborough, Ontario
M1N 1T3
phone 416-698-7322
Fax 416-698-7972
Sari Grove is now (as of Friday, May 13, 2011)
showing with Bluffs Gallery (go there now till
July 31, 2011 to get a great deal on an original
Sari Grove oil on linen painting...(Blooming Lilies
24x36 inches is currently there on special!!!)
Take Danforth to Birchmount go south then turn
east on Kingston road, look for the
Scarborough Arts Council sign on your right,
pull into the driveway, park, the Bluffs
Gallery is on the second oor, enter
from the front door to make it
easier...(right on the lake
too!)
National Gallery of Canada (through ArtMarketing on Bay
St.)(Joseph &
Sari Groves
Space Ships 30x40inch framed under plexiglass, watercolours
gum arabic
watersoluble
crayon
doublethick illustration board)(Plus a varied collection from the Marsh Series
works on 300lb. Arches paper in D.L.Stevenson acrylics Canadian,several works
donated...(more than 5)
Art Gallery of Ontario (through Art Gallery Store)(Osmosis)
Sunnybrook Hospital Heart Centre (Silent Auction)(Janes Tree)
Sunnybrook Hospital Oncology Centre(Figure Skater , Bald Eagles,
Skeleton, oils 2x3ft)
St. Georges Society (Indian Summer by Joseph Grove, 300lb
Arches paper
,D.L.Stevenson acrylics, brush)
Marsh Series workSacre Coeur School (purchase at Silent Auction through teacher
Hodo )
Rosedale Dental Clinic ( 2 22x30inch Canadian made acrylics on
French
paper)
Mailboxes Etc. (Skiier, oils)
U.P.S. store (through Chantal from Haiti , Birthday Cake oils)
Lanes Gallery (Sous le Pont oils, & View -Daniel Smith metallic
oils
on wood panel cradled
Yorkville Fine Frame (Cow 30x40 inch framed plexi. watercolours
Schmincke gum arabic crayon, Fruit went to Laurie-L.LaB.aquapasto 30x40inch un-
framed
on doublethick architect board Currys)(now framed)
Hudsons Bay Company (through Design Academy student- possibly(was stolen)
bronze
of blowfish,
Music 22x30inch acry. on paper framed plexi.) Helen...
Toronto Ability School (Osmosis lim.ed.print Mahon Graphics
Markham)
Fraternal Order of Eagles (Osmosis 100 lim.ed.prints for charity
M.D.)
Adoption Council of Canada (works by Joseph Grove, extensive
E grove@sent.com W www.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grove
collection) large donation...
Aji Sai (Tsunami, oils)
National Mailbox (fridge magnet design , Joseph & Mary Grove)
Sony Animation Studio (through Austin Grant Dusseldorf Hollywood
Niger Freelance Animation Technician-Walkabout , Pangea 3x4 foot oil by Joseph
Grove)
Tilley Endurables (through Joshua Letterman , work on paper
framed
Marsh series)
M.O.C.C.A. (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art when it was
up in
North York) full
set of professional slides Marsh collection from 2000
Horwath Orenstein Chartered Accountants (completely abstract
portrait
of Joyce Rashid
at
garden party oils)
Bochner Eye Institute (through gift to portrait Dr. Bernard J.
Slatt
at dentist , paper)
Lorac Wine Inc. (through Carol Slatt , I won a ribbon oils 3x4
feet,
Marsh framed plexi
watercolours
paper crayon watersoluble &/or oil pastel)
Kerbel Communications (through gift Pointillism oils, Golden
Dragon
paper acr. )
Metro Canada Logistics (through gift Casa horse oils 2x3 ft.))
Information about artist Sari Grove...(& her husband, Joseph
Grove
too, who works with Sari on many
projects...)
LCBO (through employee purchase at discount Crow oils, experimental
w.
brush))
Gallery One (through Baycrest Rehabilitative centre silent auction
purchase Osmosis)
University of Toronto Schools (through design submission Maple
E grove@sent.com W www.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grove
Leaf digital image)
Bridge- cold wax +oils on linen 24 x 36inches unframed went to Dena our
neighbour...a teacher...at a local private catholic school...
Murcielago oils w. cold wax. framed in big black wood by
Scollard Street Gallery , went to J.W.M. to support Durham
Humane Society recorded: Jun 17, 2010
E grove@sent.com W www.grovecanada.ca PH 416 924-9725 Sari Grove
Ok, you can read Karma at (new Bio script)
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/55420763?access_key=key-1tfts2kf6i17ackeqir
to get a slice of life Bio for Sari Grove...(a one day dip into a life lake...)
The next link Swanne (new Resume script)
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/55473706?access_key=key-2kvlj2gifa9dpz3h0vmz
will give you another dip into a resume, just some ller on some of the sculpture background that was neglected in the
pre-2010 documentation...
*Heres the new C.V. which starts in 2011: pithy quote in reference to that;(Oh no I said too much, I havent said enough, I
thought that I heard you laughing, I thought that I heard you sing, I think I thought I saw you try... lyric excerpt from Losing
my Religion by R.E.M.) :)
Gallery: Bluffs Gallery, administrated by Scarborough Arts http://scarborougharts.com/
Shows: from Friday May 13, 2011 to July 31st, 2011 Sari Grove is showing Bloomin
Lilies 24x26x1.5 oil on linen canvas in studio oat frame, with Schmincke Mussini
resin oil paints, painted with a knife only, no turpentines at all in the process, eco-
dammar varnish from eco-house (does not use turpentine to dissolve the natural
dammar), no animal hair brushes (well no brushes at all, but it is a point), sustainable
wood stretcher bars made from the Phoenix tree (Paulownia wood which Jimmy Carter
farms actually), no rabbit skin glue sizing at all (I dont use rabbits anywhere in my
practice except to love them...), subject drawn & sketched from life with Sennelier oil
pastels directly onto sized & primed linen from life (mum gave me Lilies for Valentines
day 2008, just in case my guy didnt (married to Joseph Grove, another artist...sigh)...),
Colours were not obsessed upon as traveling away from realistic colouration is not a problem for me-in fact it makes me
content that I allow for happy accidents...Price: You have to go in person to nd out, but I assure you it is a very good
special price cause I think Bluffs gallery is cool...(& I know people are brokerama a bit right now)...
A newer C.V. for Sari Grove which starts in 2011...For those who didnt read the pre-2010 one already, um, too late...
Projects in progress: The Trumpeter Swan Sculpture is so that
Trumpeter swans can feel welcome at Bluffers park Bay & also so
their predators will back off a little bit...I started this project on
Valentines Day 2011...It isnt nished yet...ETA is, when it is...
(commitment just gives me a stomachache...)
Sort of nished projects that I am not sure what I am going to do with: I designed 7 Articial Trumpeter Swan nests & wove
them all by myself...(Ok, Joseph provided moral encouragement)...Number 7 is really pretty good at 43 inches in diameter,
15 rolls of 1/4 inch Sisal rope, & woven on my hula hoop (custom made for me by Happy Hoopy Love on ebay.ca)...Spoke
to Brian today at Parks & Recreation about the fact that their new groynes ruined the natural beach nesting habitat of the
Trumpeters that were living there the past two years & also that 2 earlier nest prototypes got thrown out by Parks this
winter...Someone suggested I contact the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, so
I probably will, I have already barked up Toronto Region Conservation
Authority, Canadian Wildlife Services & a few other now newly annoyed
peoples...(annoyed good though)...
You can nd me online at http://www.grovecanada.com or other places
too, you know, the usual places you might nd an artist...like
everywhere...(except for digital red tape...I am a little allergic to red
tape...Green is ne though...)
*Secret: I like to go once a week to feed the waterbirds wild bird seed...
A newer C.V. for Sari Grove which starts in 2011...For those who didnt read the pre-2010 one already, um, too late...
A newer C.V. for Sari Grove which starts in 2011...For those who didnt read the pre-2010 one already, um, too late...
I have sort of a long history with sculpture...(three
stories: 1967-68-ish,1993,2011); from Sari Grove (Mrs.)
My mom, my mum, took me to the Y when I was just a
blonde lump...It was before I was 2-1/2, because I
started real school at 2-1/2...
The Y was very very sophisticated in the clay
business...They had giant old kilns that really worked &
clay tables to work on with proper benches & big bags of
clay, but like alot... The clay was the right colour brown &
wet & the long table surface was wooden & could get
dirty...
My mum just left me there with the much much older
people, the adults, the heavyset woman who was
already working on stuff that could be sold...Serious
adult people...
I was there alot, at that clay department at the Y... Long enough, that whenever I try to sculpt something, my muscle
memory kicks in & all those skills I learned as a blonde lump come back...
I carved alabaster with a hammer & chisel, well, you know, those various chisels that you use to carve stones with...I
bought many large pieces of alabaster from Sculpture Supply Canada, & put them in the trunk of my Dads Audi which he
gave to me when it got old...I had planned to do a sculpture garden of body parts, for The Toronto Sculpture Garden...This
was in 1993-1994 in my own studio called Studio 2007 at Sherbourne & south of Front in the purple & green building (you
know the one)...
What happened was this: My rst sculpture was stands with a st... I had seen Dances with Wolves not that long ago &
I thought I should start with something familiar...So I was doing a st coming up from a foot...Just that... I had also seen
Camille Claudel, & the foot idea seemed like an easy way to start...Ok so, this was the rst time I had hammered &
chiseled, carved into stone, alabaster...
So what happened...um...It was amazing...My hands, the hammer, the chisel, the alabaster...It all came together & it
came out Exactly as I had seen it in my mind...exactly...perfect...I freaked out...I couldnt be so talented...So
skilled...Something was happening...The alabaster...The alabaster was mimetic...The alabaster was alive...I started
remembering my visit to Trois Pistoles Quebec- it was so so very cold there- could animals, like harp seals, could they
have become frozen & turned into stone? Like alabaster? Could I be working with living tissue? This was the only
explanation in my mind for how could, the sculpture, had turned out...It was a st coming up from a foot...
Too realistic...I started polishing the piece with various grades of sandpaper...Bought a hand sander in hopes that the job
might become easier...The alabaster dust was enough that my father the neuro-ophthalmologist would reprimand me for
endangering my eyes...I already had a thing removed when I was 8 or 9, something that fell in while I was skiing on a hard
snowing mountain...I started work on the next piece of alabaster...Again, mimetic...The whole: Is this stone alive?
question came back even stronger...I threw all the unworked pieces into my car & returned them to Sculpture Supply
Canada...Didnt say why at the time...Maybe I did...It was upsetting for me...
In 1999-ish, Canadian Artists Representation Federation Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) needed a small sculpture for the
tables at an event in the old movie theatre converted to banquet hall type thing just west of Yonge & Eglinton...It needed to
be cheap & easy to understand...All the members of Carfac were asked to make a small thing, under 70-75 dollars-ish
cost of materials... I made a man, muscular, out of plant ower wire armature covered with self-drying white clay- from
Lewiscraft...It turned out really nice...Carfac gave me 25 dollars back for materials, but that wasnt the end of it...
Hooked again, I started making small ower wire armatured sculpture with self-hardening white-ish clay...A ballerina in
the splits...A fallen downhill skier, intended as a mascot for the Vancouver Olympics (made in memory of my Dad-the
fallen skier)... Again, my mum took me one day to Al Greens sculpture school to see this new self-hardening stone
material that Lorne Winters had invented called Winterstone... Someone nice showed me how to put glass bres into it
to make it stronger...I pudged around with a small piece in my hand & then we left...Too much dust in the air for me to
work there...
Fast forward to 2011...I am building a Trumpeter swan Outdoor Sculpture for Bluffers Park (as intent- not commission), so
that Trumpeter swans & humans & other predators will know that this is a Trumpeter swan friendly park...(Theres a nice
spot facing Lake Ontario in the bay)...In the months prior to starting this project I had been weaving articial Trumpeter
swan nests out of Sisal & using a simple monkey chain knot...I had stopped my oil painting habit because my eyes were
telescoping...The arm strength I gained from weaving the nests gave me the ability to move to sculpture, large scale
sculpture...Like the boy in The Karate Kid, you have to wash a car or paint a fence in order to get the back & arm strength
you need to ght a ght...The hard weaving was a necessary step to moving into public sized sculpture...I say this lest a
young artist, or an old one, decide to switch into doing a large sculpture without having the prior muscle ability...
Also, I should add. I had been feeding 18 kilogram bags of wild bird seed to the wintering Trumpeters at Bluffers Park...
18 Kilograms because it was a better deal to buy the biggest bags...By the end of winter my back didnt hurt anymore
when I hoisted the bags to & from my car to the swans...This was another important factor that led to me trying sculpture
again...
p.s. I worked with FIMO at my mothers toy store called Play N Learn... You could make colourful jewellery out of
Fimo...You had to bake it & it made our oven smell...At Toronto French School we learned to make buttery or sailsh
metal bits that they gave us, into works of art, by putting pieces of special powder on the metal bits & cooking them & then
it all came out shiny with real colours! I also learned how to make paper airplanes from my classmates there, which
helped me to learn a little about how to do origami later...(A roommate at Harvard from Japan showed me how all her stuff
could be folded tiny-like her hand electric fan- totally folded up! This is high-tech origami in practice...!) This is all I have to
say for now about my history with sculpting- I am only writing this because my reguar resume seems to have forgotten
about this...Mostly because there is not alot of money in sculpture in Toronto & I guess I didnt pursue it too seriously for
that reason...You see, the outdoor weather here is so harsh that sculptures can fall apart real easily & also people steal
them...But bronze is expensive & making it so heavy it cannot be stolen is a pain for the artist, cause then you cant lift it
or put in in your car without help...I dont know, maybe my chances are better now for sculpture- I really love doing it-
maybe Winterstone will be my salvation(Ok, Jesus is my salvation, but you know what I mean)...(I have gured out that if I
add AcrylBond to the water it weatherproofs better!)... Sari
Friday the 13th, 2011...May...It turned out to be a great day, I dont know why...I do,
but I mean, why? Ok, heres how it went down...(not down, really, heres how it went)...
I brought a painting to Bluffs gallery & they liked it...(They is really one person, but
somehow when I deal with a gallery, one person is always a they)...Funny, how
important that is to having a good conversation...If the work is not liked, well, thats
pretty much it for developing a relationship with a gallery person...Its hard to chat if the
work in question doesnt work...So we made friends...Thats nice...I like friends...So
much easier to work with than non-friends...& so it goes, on...(new friend Susan...)
Then I stopped by Canadian Tire just past Brimley & got two giant 18 kilogram bags of
wild bird seed for $12.99 Cad each (which is a very good price)...On the way out a lady
said something about something charity (I thought I heard the words breast feeding not
sure, so I sped by)...But then I had to return my cart to the store...This time she
mumbled again & I asked her to repeat...Pet rescue H.U.G.S. (something)...So I shed
around for some change, found none, found a saved twenty, decided it was tacky to ask
if she could break it, gave her the whole twenty...Chatted more, found out she was a
silversmith, is maybe still...Worthwhile conversation- yes, worth 20 dollars...(new friend
Myrna...)
Ok, now down the hill to Bluffers Park, along the road to the beach...An angry red-
winged blackbird yells at me Hey get off my territory-its that time of year for the birds
now...Patted someones Siberian Husky with white-blue eyes, dog actually smiling at
me...No swans at beach side...Back to main parking lot, park...Three Trumpeter swans
right there on the sloop...(sloop is a slope & a slip, like a boat slip). Hand fed rst two
juvenile untagged Trumpeters-stroked the rst on a wing...(stolen pat)...Talk with
Chinese-Canadian students about restraining their mighty tiny dog around the
swans...Handed out business cards to all...Told them umbrellas were a little silly in
Scarborough sun...(new friend Jessica...)
Came home, sang to Amy Winehouse Rehab on the radio...Q107 mostly & 106.5 Fm
when that wasnt happening...Gloria Vanderbilt Stretch plaid shorts arrived from ebay.ca
order...Joseph hands package to me...Put them on they t...We go for a walk...Decide to
visit Sky, the husky puppy (3 years old now) who works at Toose Art Supply...(Sky
showed up in my painting Magnolia, ask me later how...) Walk through University of
Toronto campus-wow its hot today...Pat Sky, talk to Wael the owner...Hes ne...So is
Sky...We leave & see $3.50 Bloody Caesars at OGradys...(Joseph knows I like
them)...We end up having uffy fried sh & chips too...(new chef apparently really knows
how to cook)...I am drunk already from a generous vodka pour- unheard of...
I lie down on a concrete thing & sunbathe...Later that night, he brings me some spring
rolls with bananas & chocolate chips cooked in with a side of butterscotch sauce...We
watch already pre-recorded tv shows & I conk out...Just before I fall asleep, the day
ashes before me & I wonder how a Friday the 13th could be so good? I guess my
karma is changing...This morning I got up early & wrote this, as a beginning to a brand
new artist c.v.... Fresh & new...The past can stay in my old c.v....I have new karma now!
Artist Statement, Bio, Resume, All rolled together in a short story of a day...If you dont know me by
now...Simply Red lyric
Autumn 36 x 48 x 2 inch oil on canvas by Joseph Grove
Pangaea/World Piece(was nalist at Tyndale Seminary rst juried art
show) 36 x 48 x2 inch oil on canvas by J.G. Sold to Austin Grant, Sony
Animation Studios
Walkabout 22x30 D.L. Stevenson & Sons Canadian made acrylics on
Arches 300 lb. paper & original of Osmosis 24x36 oil on canvas (became
500 l.e.p. from Mahon graphics in Markham, Ontario* sold out) also ...
Starry Night idea concept/Ode to van Gogh work on paper to Saint
Georges Society Four Seasons Hotel, also hot Indian red marsh
painting on paper in proper frame from Leo Kamen gallery 80 Spadina
avenue http://www.leokamengallery.com
Double Honours B.A. in contemporary literature & philosophy from U of
T The University of Toronto
married Sari Grove in 1996
artists collection: a Jack Shadbolt idea of a layered sunset in peanut
butter layers of vertical colour framed in soft gold on paper under glass
http://www.ickr.com/photos/grovecanada/4281898035/ Joseph loves
Jadzia his bengal cat/kitten fav.
& he likes BElanna too! http://www.ickr.com/photos/grovecanada/
4281893405/ when she growls at him
http://www.ickr.com/photos/grovecanada/3890610492/ Heres a sketch
Joseph did...another one went to the National Gallery of Canada through
artmarketing.com on Bay street it was called Space Ships a 30x40
grey framed under plexiglass watercolour with gum arabic & oil pastels
on architects board from Currys...
Port Credit High School & Lorne Park High School before that, & football
team equipment guy...
Joseph spoke at City Council in 2009 & helped to allow a 4 unit low income rental home
housing complexs tenants to receive in principle 15 thousand dollars each as relocation
monies, which one of them did take...
Thats all I have to say for now since Joseph is pretty private & Im not him exactly,
signed Sari, the one on the computer right now...
Joseph Grove: Notes on the day after (the world didnt end on May 21st, 2011,
but the day did)!
----- Original message -----
From: "Joseph & Sari Grove" <grovecanada@fastmail.fm>
To: ___________________________________________
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:03:28 -0400
Subject: Submission...3 images attached from Sari Grove...

Hello,

I am submitting to

_________________________________________

for

_______________________________________:

Attached are 4 files:

In order...

1) "Swanee" 75 bs. & 5ft. x 30 in. x 30 in. of Ferrocement
sculpture from 2011 by Sari Grove
Description: I wove some nests out of Sisal rope on my hula
hoop for wintering Trumpeter Swans...The sculpture began
as a signifier for these swans to know this was a safe nesting
area for them...From November to April I feed the Trumpeters
wild bird seed...This is both for me & for them...

2)"Tempesta" a 36 x 48 inch oil on linen painting from 2010
by Sari Grove
Description: My husband Joseph Grove & I, (who is also an
artist) were feeding Mute swans, a family of four, when a
seagull tried to steal a piece of bread...The mom swan went
medieval on the seagull & we were all frightened by the
power of this beautiful creature...It became a painting
"Tempesta" or stormy...

3)"Magnolia" a 36 x 48 inch oil on linen painting from 2010 by
Sari Grove

Description: I was carrying Sky a husky puppy in my arms
because he didn't feel like walking...As I showed him the
flowers in a public garden, he leaned forward & swallowed a
giant Amaryllis...On April 5, 2010, the Magnolia tree bloomed
at our neighbour's...The painting became Sky the husky
eating the flower in the foreground with the Magnolia
blooming in the background...

4) A current C.V., Bio, Statement for Sari Grove in pdf form...
(If you need this is an alternate format please email me at
grove@sent.com , I work in Mac & .doc files are so odd for
me to work with...)
Description: I have troubles putting my life's work on
paper...It seems so dull compared to the colours & sounds &
life that happened in each line of print...In many ways I see
the C.V. as being merely another artwork, as such I try to
entertain a bit...Please forgive me...Sari Grove

grove@sent.com
grovecanada.ca


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Curing the Swanne: Concrete Mixes...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version
Well, after much intense learning about concrete mixes, did the bill in black, using 1 part white portland cement to 4 parts aggregate (perlite, 3/4
inch glass strands, white aragonite sand, white silicon sand) & black cement dry pigment, mixed with water & cement bond admixture...
Then did the upper surface, in a slightly stronger mix sans the black concrete paint, & did it in 2 parts white portland cement to the 4 parts aggregate &
water & cement bond admixture...
While this upper surface is curing, have now strapped the head securely to the neck, so that when flip the swan over to reinforce the bottom, the head
doesn't flail back... am going to reinforce the bottom in an even stronger cement mixture, since the bottom will be closest to the ground...The bottom will
get 3 parts white portland cement to the 4 parts aggregate, plus the water & the cement bond admixture...
(these are not in order, in fact the Sherri Warner Hunter books would be my first recommendation)... learned alot about proportions (in deciding on how
much cement to use in relation to aggregates) from a free e-book called The Basics of Concrete Science by Prof. Dvorkin( joined free e-books & found
this book there, for free)... also skimmed Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures by the Portland Cement Association...& of course, Making Concrete
Garden Ornaments by Sherri Warner Hunter( had to join a reading service online to read this book, but it was a one week trial so it ended up only costing
me $5.95 to read this digitally), which was really instrumental in understanding mix ratios...
also became a member of Sculpture.net to read what other sculptors were doing...One fascinating discovery which led me to hours of reading &
learning was how to make "living" rock for aquariums... watched several videos on how to make living rock for aquariums as well- which wasn't exactly
what was doing, but really gave me a feel for the mixing, molding, experimentation possible- & it also gave me a good understanding of how to be eco-
friendly when you use cement in applications near to water & living things...
Cut all my hair off (Sari Grove)
The lady swanne is curing now...(Don't you love the feathery texture?)
A word about the aggregates chose:
Perlite: these are white easily crushable glass-like balls that you can get at a garden centre- got mine from Sutton Garden & Building Supply on Finch
avenue in Toronto...
White Portland cement in 10 kilogram bag (smaller size): Sutton Garden & Building Supply also carries the white cement in smaller bags, they are the
only ones in the whole city who could find sold this small size!!!
White Silicon Sand: Also from Sutton on Finch...This did not come in a small bag, but they were nice enough to make one up for me on the spot! That is
service!
White Aragonite Sand: got a large bag of aragonite sand from the reptile section of Petsmart at Laird & Eglinton...
3/4 inch glass strands: The only place that had these 3/4 inch glass strands was Kreitmaker, 2 blocks south of the Home Depot at Laird & Eglinton...(They
are at the end of the street on the south side & carry stuff for cement work, you can get good gloves there too)...
Black cement Pigment paint dry: Home Depot has this in small yellow jars & it is really awesome, you mix it into your concrete mix & it has a rich deep
gorgeous colour...Comes in other colours too- use the whole jar for great effects...
cement Bond Admixture: this is a milky gluey mixture you throw into your mix to make it stickier & more pliable & waterproof...many people carry this, got
my last container from Home Hardware Building Centre on Dupont west of Christie...(who also has marble for those interested in throwing marble into
their mix- but you will have to hammer crush the marble 'cause it comes in bag in pieces the size of stones- so crush that to make your own marble dust if
you are not lazy...me found this too late- after had used the aragonite sand instead of marble that couldn't find...Aragonite sand is calcium carbonate,
basically very similar to marble, which is why chose that...)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3853570.html This is a new mix that am looking into: it involves white portland cement, marble dust fines & dolomite
aggregate- this mix creates a marbly look but with extra strength...(let's see if can find the marble or the dolomite)...
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marsubstr.htm Here's a little about aggregates... am substituting Aragonite sand for white marble dust, since they are
chemically very similar & can't source the marble easily...(both are calcium carbonate)...
http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Outdoor-Living/Yard-Maintenance/Soil-Amendment-Stone/Soil/Miscellaneous/LME-PRLLED-
GRANULAR-25LB/_/N-ntln7/R-5025812 Ok, so, after a little investigating, discovered that Home Hardware Building centre on Dupont carries prilled
superdol dolomite lime- which is actually calcium carbonate plus magnesium...Now already have calcium carbonate coming from the Aragonite sand, but
according to that patent read (see link above), magnesium adds extra strength to marble/calcium carbonate/aragonite sand...So could maybe switch up
in the future to using the prilled dolomite lime instead of the Aragonite sand, which adds the magnesium...Or could just add the prilled dolomite lime as a
new one part to the aggregate list...? ( can also crush the white marble chips available at that Home Hardware too, to get the marble dust...)Hmmm...All
the dolomite suppliers are outside of the city...
think am going to just use up what have & save this research for next time maybe...'m tired of researching & Joseph is going to kill me if start running
around again shopping...(only so many shopping sprees can one wife get away with in a period of time & my time is not yet really enough...)



Our friends the Trumpeter Swans, 083 the Iady, & S08 the gentIeman...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

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Today brought all the waterbirds 5 bags of 4 kg. each of bird seed... wasn't sure if bird seed was ok for the swans...Well, watch the video for the
answer...
Here is one of three really cool looking ducks that show up at the Bluffer's park...The white one with the black markings...Small, & quite young...
f you are wondering, here is the official stance on feeding waterbirds..." the pubIic is encouraged to feed swans in the winter"... this is an excerpt
from notes from the annual meeting of the Trumpeter Swan Society...(p. 37, Harry Lumsden)...
On another topic:
Here are some art website Iinks of artists who pay a one third commission to their gaIIery...
http://www.scottburdick.com/faq.htm (Read his gaIIery artist contract too)...
(this comment by Lori was from) http://canvoo.com/bIog/23102/a-formuIa-for-determining-if-you-shouId-show-in-an-art-gaIIery bIog
post...An excerpt is this- " For exampIe, Richard Schmid wiII onIy Iet any gaIIery get a 33 percent commission - same is true for Nancy
Guzik."
I (me, Sari Grove, & hubby Joseph )onIy give a one third commission to a gaIIery...I say no if they want more...No, means I waIk out & don't
work with them...It is not a negotiating tactic...Any gaIIery who thinks that they deserve the same amount as the artist, for an artwork,
needs to have their head examined for deIusions of grandeur...Who was Monet's saIesman? Who cares? Does anybody reaIIy Iook
through history & say, weII, the art is good, but haIf the work was the saIe???I mean come on peopIe wake up! Just 'cause you're not
good at business doesn't mean that gaIIeries shouId be aIIowed to waIk aII over you...



FoIIow-up post as per a commenter's request on the Iast one: Concrete Mix Now!
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Ok, so a kind person gave me a compliment & asked for a follow-up post...'ve been following up a bit on two different & new blogs as well as a new
website, which are:
http://groveontario.wordpress.com
http://grovecanada.wordpress.com
http://www.grovecanada.com
as well as some updates on http://www.grovecanada.ca
But will do a follow-up here because am a sucker for compliments & people who actually care about how complex mixing concrete can be-especially in
a climate like we have in Canada!
Ok, so here is the recipe have settled on after much more research:
3 parts white Portland cement ( get mine in 8 kg. bags from Sutton garden & Building Supply at Finch avenue- nobody else sells it in 8 kg. bags- you
have to buy a 50 kg. bag which can't lift)...
1.5 parts Aggregate (Ok, here is where it gets more complicated- n that 1.5 parts, am using 4 (FOUR) different things...Here are the FOUR different
components of that 1.5 parts...
*Perlite (for lightness)
*3/4 inch glass fibres (holds stuff together better)
*Aragonite Sand (you can buy this in different colours from the Reptile section of Petsmart stores- it is the same thing chemically as crushed marble,
which could not source... know, Genius...Moi...)
*White Silica sand (for strength)
Ok, so just take a little of each of those 4 things, put them all together to total not more than 1.5 Parts...
Last is LQUD: Total liquid is again 1.5 parts: Within that 1.5 parts,
*25% of that is cement bond admixture (which makes it all stickier & more waterproof)
*75% Water (water can be made warm to cure things faster by the way)...
Ok, do you have the recipe?
here it is again...
3 parts white cement: 1.5 parts aggregate:1.5 parts liquid
My "part" is the size of a small plastic square tupperware dish someone gave us that used to contain some sort of dessert squares...About as wide as
your hand & as tall as your other hand on top...You get it right?
This mix worked really really well for me...
of course, you could say that as a rule, one part white cement to half a part aggregates to half a part liquids is a basic concept...Then start with as many
parts as you need & work your way along...
f you need coloured cement, then you have to add concrete colour powdered pigments, used Granastar from Home Depot & it is brilliant...(the black at
least is great)...
You shouldn't really paint ON the concrete 'cause it isn't as permanent...Plus, always use concrete powder pigments designed for concrete- regular paints
aren't the right PH for concrete so don't experiment in that way...
Ok, 'm done...Hope you like this post?
P.s. My new work uses copper pipe, 3/4 inch, 6 foot long, cut by me with a pipe cutter into many pieces, then joined together with copper Tee coupling, to
form a strong armature that you don't need to weld... dabbed some crazy glue on the joints to hold things better, until put the concrete on... also strung a
wire through all the piping too...Then , a cover with cut up pieces of galvanized chicken wire to make the shape...Gonna be a raccoon...(made a friend this
summer)...



Trumpeter Swan Decoy ScuIpture to attract Trumpeters to a nesting site...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Chichi means father in Japanese... was thinking of naming the sculpture Chichi instead of Charlie in case anyone who knew Charlie the Trumpeter Swan
minds me using that name...? f anyone does mind me using the name Charlie for the Trumpeter Swan Sculpture am working on, please comment here
& will get it... will then maybe use Chichi , because Charlie had 30 cygnets...(& Japanese sounds nice)...
There is one more part of the Charlie the Trumpeter Swan story that you might not know about...Brace yourselves, cover your ears if you don't want to
feel sadness...
The bulk of the memorial is further down in this blog post...Here is the missing link that Joseph & can add to the mystery of what happened to
Charlie...This was not an accident actually...There are other players involved, & one in particular, a Northern Pike, often referred to in California as a
slough Shark...
You see in Canada we don't think of pike as being part of the shark family...The cold climate makes them pretty harmless...But pretty harmless doesn't
mean entirely harmless, does it? No...
Ok, here we go...
Hamlet & Ophelia lived at Bluffers Park on the side of the Bay that the public can access... was told they stayed all year round for the entire winter too, of
2009...Yes, 2009...
So, Hamlet & Ophelia didn't migrate south to the States in 2009...Nor did they join the ranks of their brethren at Lasalle Park in Burlington...They
stayed...n slightly colder water up at Bluffers Park in Scarborough right on Lake Ontario...
heard about this from the giant aquarium store lady on Danforth west of Brimley... went in to examine her fish food...Tasted a piece(my Dad, the doctor,
taught me to taste the food might give to animals first...love you Daddy)...Fish food is made of fish... tasted the stuff from the most expensive brand- it
was full of mercury & GMO grains...Her fish were dying...A sad snowflake display of dead angel fish was underwater in an aquarium... asked her to
remove them...She did...t was real early in the morning so she had just arrived to find her angelfish like that-one or two were swimming still... couldn't bear
to look at the live ones, looking at the dead ones...The place was beautiful, but obviously the imported from Australia, germany, pricey food she was
feeding was no good despite her valiant efforts...Nice lady...Nice place...Anyways, here is an idea- not all fish are carnivorous...f you feed fish food that
contains fish to all your fish that will make them carnivorous...She said that is what they feed at fish farms...Fish to fish...Some Canadian brand- also fish
for fish...
Ok, so this all happened afteer something else happened, but now was putting it together...f you raise say a northern pike on a fish farm, feeding it fish,
then you release that fish, to sport fish it, or just re-stock Lake Ontario, then you are releasing a carnivorous fish into Lake Ontario...Ok, got that? Ok, let's
move on...
f that pike/slough shark is now in Lake Ontario & has been hand fed so to speak its dinner from a fish farmer, then how is it going to eat in Lake
Ontario? Um...Will it know how to feed itself? Hmmm...Second nature? Ok, now say it figures out how to get food, even though it has been released far
from its birthplace (the fish farm pond)- can you guarantee shelter, food source, family, friends, a school, to that young or baby pike? Um, sorry can't hear
you?
Ok, so now you have a voraciously hungry carnivorous fish without sense of family or habitat or feeding spots or school who is roaming around
starving...What happens?
Simple...& this gets sad...
The hungry starving pike will eat a baby waterbird...
This is what happened, as gather information together...( am sewing from strings here so bear with me & of course grain of salt & it could all be just a
fabricated quilt but anyways for the sake of peace of mind, here we go...again...)
Hamlet & Ophelia had two tiny cygnets...Cygnets are baby Trumpeter Swans...Looks like a boy & a girl...Tiny...Why tiny? Well, Hamlet & Ophelia
wintered at Bluffers, so they nested late, everything late, & babies were born way way later than normal, well, what's normal in Nature?
t was around November 10, 2010 think...That this all happened... am surmising...
Hamlet & Ophelia were crossing Bluffers bay with their too tiny young cygnets who were very very young, but nevertheless trying to swim across the Bay
with their parents...They were all crossing because on the north side is where the public can bring food to them, on the sloops...(A sloop is a slope where
you can lay your boat into the water from your car hitch trailer thingy- it's like a slip but sloped)...
There are three sloops...The last sloop is soft not cement...That's a nicer place to feed them in winter 'cause the ground is earth...
back to the story...
While the family was crossing, a Northern Pike came up & grabbed the tiny male baby cygnet in its mouth & tried to swallow it as quickly as possible...A
Northern Pike/slough shark , like all sharks, will hide in the shadows for hours at a time preparing to swoop up & grab prey in a few bitter seconds of
triumph...
The other tiny baby Trumpeter Swan cygnet ran (swam) as fast as she could the hundreds of yards of rushing lake water to the dirt sloop, for
safety...When she got there, she got onto land, & ran further up the sloop in fear & terror...She died there quickly of exhaustion & her heart stopped from
the over exertion...
Mom & Dad freaked...Called all the trumpeter Swans to chase the Northern Pike who was traveling fast west ...with the baby boy swan in his mouth...
The Trumpeters chased the pike...Past Ashbridge's Bay, past Tommy Thomson Park, all the way to the bottom of Ellis Avenue where breakers are out
far to make the water stiller near the shore...The pike was tired, slowed down, stopped by the breakers, trapped...Tried to swallow the cygnet in its
mouth...Argh too big...
The horde of Trumpeters who had given chase descended on the trapped pike...They surround him in the water, swimming...Then they started to dunk
with their heads in the water...What was happening underwater was this...
They were poking poking poking poking poking poking at the Pike...Ripping tearing his flesh...
When we found the pike laying on the shore of the beach at Ellis Avenue, the whole middle part of its body was exposed clear to the spine...ts mouth
was wide open with its enormous shiny teeth for all to see...A dentist's pride...Stuffed clearly in its gills was a giant lump of grey white fluff...The baby boy
cygnet belonging to Hamlet & Ophelia...
The pike's shark fin showed the beachcombers what they were looking at...Joseph & gave the freeze dried yellow corn from Nuts Online that we had
ordered in bulk to feed Trumpeter Swans in Burlington, for Joseph's birthday (my present to him)- we gave two of the bags to an old lady & an old man
who we spoke to who were sitting looking at the Northern Pike & the Swans, trying to reconcile what had happened...They said they would feed the
seagulls, but they stuffed the delicious dried corn into their mouths quickly from hunger & Joseph & decided it was ok to feed people too sometimes, as
long as they were waterbird friendly people...
Later, back on the other side of Bluffers, the private side, Charlie got wind of the story...Charlie knew the Pike had a wife who lived at Bluffers & Charlie
the Trumpeter Swan knew where...
Charlie found someone's fishing line with a hook still attached & put it through his wing to better hold the line & then with the hook through his wing, he
then embedded the fishing hook deep into his knee as bait...
"Come here you sucker" Charlie screamed to the Northern Pike's wife, "Come here" "& get me, got diinner"...He said crazily...(crazy like a fox)...
Charlie was using his own knee to bait the shark...
& that is how the people at Bluffers marina came to find Charlie with a hook deeply embedded in his knee...
Charlie was put to sleep at Toronto Wildlife centre on Nov. 10, 2011- heard...
did not know him personally , don't think...Others did...Joseph & were just observers to all of this...We are artists both & we see & hear & listen & see
some more, sometimes smell, a story, & then we tell people, through art, or music or painting or a book or through word of mouth...
We really were casual onlookers at that time... Just excited to find swans nearby & wanting to get close to them... did a painting called Tempesta about
a family of four Mute Swans (yellow beak- young Mutes have black beak which turn yellow- & the young mutes are also a warm fluffy brown in colour-
brown like beige more)...
& that is the part of the story that you didn't know...The part that you did is below, further down in this blog post...
& that is why was thinking to name the sculpture that am working on "Charlie"...
written by Sari Grove today, March 5, 2011, Saturday, & the temperature at Bluffers Park is warm & the water is wet & the Trumpeter Swans are all there
& you can go feed them wild bird seed if you like...Please do...& tell them a story...They like stories...Do you?
http://www.gyst-ink.com/ Karen Atkinson & Gyst: a place of solace for artists...
http://www.thomashager.com/ Florida area fine art & photography Thomas Hager! (eco feel)...
'm shy to use Winterstone, partly because of the need for fibre glass or fibre glass mesh for stability, plus the need for acrylic sealer to weatherproof
means an extra step, extra money & fumes...& 'm not sure that an non-integral sealer applied by me would be sufficient for our weather...So- apologize
to this Canadian invention, but went south of the border...
2) My free trial is over... Metaphorically... Time to start paying some of my online sources for their wares...You should too...(you know, the free advice you
get from blogs but didn't buy the book yet?)
The Apoxie Sculpt Super White cures in an hour & cures fully in 24...Then it is weatherproof...Made by Aves Studio, retailed here in Ontario by Sculpture
Supply Canada on Munster avenue ( just like saying Munster)... Aves Studio is in Wisconsin home of cheese, if you like cheese & love cheese...
Jadzia, like Belanna, likes to draw pictures in her food...This is what found this evening in her dry food dish... think it looks like a toy airplane, for the life
of me don't know where she saw this image...p.s. these are the kind of brains you get when you don't spay your bengal cats...t's been a long road, but
with the help of Balance from Phytopet in their daily food for the past 6 years, we have been able to keep them both intact...t is a joy, they are both so
smart...
http://thedominoproject.com/_/PoketheBox_Workbook.pdf This is a link to Seth Godin's free workbook pdf file to accompany his brand new book Poke
the Box, which for those who have forgotten or didn't know, refers abstractly to "thinking outside the box"... You are to infer that by poking the box,
presume, is like calling up your local marina & telling them that kayaks look like swans & that is why swans may get territorial about kayaks- so, could
they make their kayaks blue or green or purple or pink, just not white? That is a way to poke the box...(my example)...
Charlie Nov. 10, 2010
The person of the month is Kelly Six http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?artid=5457 f you Google the name Kelly Six you can see better her works of
art, & about what she does... am a member of an Art Business group on Linkedn & recommend artists join, if only to read Kelly Six's recent comments
about how it is illegal for an artist to pay fees to be judged at entry...This btw is entirely & completely true, & Kelly Six got $250,000.00 in damages for
being rejected from a juried show to which she had paid an entry fee...But get it from the horse's mouth on Linkedn's ArtBiz group...Oh, & membership is
free...
9:47 am Eastern Time am posting...This is Day 3 of the laying on of sculpting material onto the armature...Today did the left wing, which is the right
side of this photo... have edited this photo by adding a tiny yellow wing tag to the wing...The tag says "Charlie Nov 2010"...Charlie was a Trumpeter
swan who died at Bluffers Park on Nov 10, 2010... Charlie's first wife was killed by a woman kayaker, with her paddle...The woman said she was scared
of Charlie's wife...So she killed the Trumpeter swan... Charlie eventually took a second wife whose name is Jet... am told that Charlie sired 30
cygnets...Jet is still alive & still lives in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada...As do her children who have been told have been feeding weekly through
winter... did not meet Charlie before he died...At least not knowingly... was also told that Charlie got a fishing hook through his wing & buried then into
his knee... People took him to Toronto Wildlife Centre who put him to sleep...Some people say that the wound was not life threatening, & why did he have
to die? Some say he had too much nerve damage in his knee from this fishing hook...The illegal method of fishing that was used is called
"Jigging"...From what hear there is no red & white bouncing float to show a swan that there is a fishing line in the water, so that is how the line could be
missed...When you put a red & white float on your line then swans can see the red & white bob & avoid the location... wonder if there is an aviary in
Scarborough who could have rehabbed Charlie in winter? An indoor warmed pond maybe? am not sure that am going to title this work of art "Charlie
Nov 10, 2010" or just "Charlie", probably just Charlie...But may first have to get permission from those who actually knew him...Sometimes someone not
so close to the problem can talk about it better, though tear up too, even at my distance... guess this is a time to talk about people named Charlie...This
Charlie Sheen thing & all... wonder if Charlie Sheen also was hurt like Charlie the Trumpeter Swan... Sometimes life is sad...To Charlie (raise a toast &
put your sails at half mast on Nov. 10 every year for Charlie the Trumpeter Swan)...apparently he liked coffee...
Oh, forgot to mention... Last summer, 2010, another woman kayaker complained that Charlie was attacking her kayak... You see, ever since Charlie's
first wife was murdered by that first woman kayaker, Charlie had a thing for kayaks...You might understand his hatred for them...So another woman, in a
kayak, got scared & complained to Bluffers Park Marina, Or Bluffers Park Yacht Club, or the other yacht club there, or maybe to the Scarborough Sailing
Club who lets people use their kayaks for a paltry 398 dollar a year fee...Or something like that...Anyways the woman complained... Apparently she
complained so much that one day last summer someone came & cut Charlie's feathers so he couldn't fly... Charlie couldn't fly... A bird... A waterbird... A
bird was not allowed to fly...A bird living outside surviving as best he could was not allowed to fly... Charlie didn't live on private property...He didn't live in
a swan house, no butlers bringing him fresh straw for bedding, or water reeds to build his nest, or a pre-fab beaver lodge condo made for Charlie & his
family, no...Charlie lived on Lake Ontario which is cold...Charlie didn't migrate south in winter...From November to April temperatures can always be
below Celsius or not...This February 2010 the entire bay froze & all the swans had to move a little west to the unprotected raging open waters, where the
shore had no beach merely rocky groynes (put to prevent erosion...)
So when Charlie got snagged by the fishing line & hook, he couldn't fly...He did not have the use of his wings... Meaning when he got nerve damage to
his knee that was more severe than if he still had wing ability...He could still swim to rehab, maybe, but 'm guessing the Toronto Wildlife centre does not
have an indoor lake that is heated... know an indoor lake was created for the G20 Summit here... For politicians who weren't going to be swimming...'m
guessing those politicians would like to donate funds to The Toronto Wildlife Centre to have them build an indoor heated lake for our Trumpeter Swans
who need medical attention...As restitution for the damage they caused to our city for their useless veal eating hand wagging trophy wife or husband
showing off fashion show & travelling bawdy circus with their Planet of the Apes guards who littered our city with their ugliness & fascism... would like to
see a donation from the international community to The Toronto Wildlife Centre to build an indoor heated lake for Trumpeter Swans & other injured
waterbirds... n memory of Charlie the Trumpeter Swan... How about you? Will you give some money today to the Toronto Wildlife Centre? No? Fine...
didn't think so... Then suggest a ban on kayaks at Bluffers Park to enable that park to be more swan friendly to Charlie's children... also suggest that
anyone choosing to use a kayak anywhere in Canada be forced to take a waterbird course before being allowed to go out in open waters...A signed
assurance that says that the kayaker is the intruder in cases of swan human conflict & is responsible for leaving the water if found disturbing wildlife...
Day 2 progress, added a wing, reinforced behind the neck...The head now stands alone without support! yay! Thursday March 3, 2011 12:58 pm
Eastern Standard Time...(The Apoxie Sculpt Super White defrosted a bit more overnight, & though a bit hard, was able to just add 1/4 cup hot water to
it, instead of soaking tubs in boiled water- it was harder to sludge it together, but was lazy to defrost it in a pot today...t had arrived frozen from
overnighting in a UPS truck & was too hard to work without thawing in the tubs in a pot in hot water first...Big anxiety for me btw. Got help from L--- & Y-----
-, thankfully, at the retailer & at the manufacturer...grateful...
& also to detract other waterbirds...(Toronto Region Conservation Authority said that in order to get a permit to deploy my artificial nests for Trumpeter
Swans ( a woven sisal design), that Canada Geese, Mute Swans or other waterbirds may not use the nests... didn't like the suggestion that a wildlife
professional harass those other waterbirds if found sitting on the Trumpeter nest, mainly because it is illegal in Canada to harass a waterbird (or also to
tamper with eggs...) ironically, though it is illegal to harass or mess with eggs, the government themselves are actually the worst criminals when it comes
to these crimes...Weird eh when government commits crimes that others are not??? The Conservation Authority Suggested the harassment of Canada
geese as a viable solution...!!!??? mean...What's the point of making laws if the government considers itself above its own laws?
So decided to make a giant outdoor Trumpeter swan decoy, to both attract Trumpeters specifically & to detract others...Canada Geese & Mute Swans
don't hang out where Trumpeters are... think this is a more gentle solution, although to be honest wouldn't mind if other birds chose to try out one of my
nests...Mother Nature knows what it is doing...But can't get a permit if don't at least fulfill some of the hoop jumping...(To be honest am considering
doing all of this only on private property, since am annoyed at red tape, just, well, always...)
This is Day 1 work on the sculpting part with Apoxie Sculpt Super White made by Aves Studio & retailed here in Toronto by Sculpture Supply Canada on
Munster Avenue...
What you are seeing is 4 lbs of Apoxie Sculpt...
Notes: f your Apoxie Sculpt Super White arrives frozen from sitting overnight in a UPS truck, it may be rock hard, not putty-like as it should be...Here is
what you do: Take both tubs A & B & put in a pot with some very very hot water & let sit for 5 minutes...With some gloves scoop out the material into a foil
pan & add 1/4 cup hot water to the mounds & start kneading it all together...t will return to putty texture & you can start work right away...Caution: Know
this- heat speeds up cure time, so don't overdo the sitting in hot water...Also, adding too much water at the end will make it too mushy...Moderation is
key...



PosterJack.ca & PeeI N' Stick reusabIe kitchen cupboard art!
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

http://craftemergency.org/ Alyson B. Stanfield is having another birthday & if you don't know who Alyson is, she is the Art Biz Coach & can be read online
at ArtBizBlog.com which is fed on the left hand side of this blog...For her birthday Alyson has requested that you donate $5.00 to CERF, which stands for
Craft Emergency Relief Fund & you can read more about what they do at the link above...
Vote for a 5K grant to buiId nests for Trumpeter Swans given by Pepsi Refresh project
Here is a 24 by 36 peeI n stick poster from Posterjack.ca in Toronto which I stuck onto my above the sink cupboards then sIiced down the
middIe so that the cupboards couId be opened! At around 40 doIIars, this is better for me than putting in new cupboards...
here is a photo of the originaI painting which is stiII wet on January 24, 2011...OiIs take a whiIe(pIus it wiII change coIours & textures
too)...It's 36 inches by 48 inches by 2-1/4 inches of oiI on Iinen, titIed "Tempesta" by me, Sari Grove...I Iike to keep a memento of the
originaI, which is why I did the kitchen cupboard print, though I don't reaIIy seII prints of my works...
Thoughts on Applications: (Not computer applications btw, applications that you have to fill out to get into something, or somewhere...)
n grade 13, (yes, grade 13), spent a large part of the year applying to a bunch of vy league universities, including a precious day of my ski vacation in
Stowe Vermont...
Long story short compromised my graduating marks a bit by spending time on those applications...Which was stupid...
f you are an artist, do your art...f you spend all of your time applying for things, galleries, juried shows, competitions, grants, whatever, your art will
suffer...& it's about the art, not about the application...
Update to this blog post Fri. Jan 28, 2011: Why Chuck Close is face blind...)& Oliver Sacks) & maybe me a little bit...
Drawing faces or painting faces was taboo, um, like alot of years ago, & well, mostly, today as well, & will pretty much be taboo into the future too, if all
goes according to plan, which is sort of no plan at all, which means the status quo will continue...
What mean is: Faces, portraits, likeness, has always been taboo...Other likeness like realistic landscapes, fruit in a bowl, nudes, your dog, are also
relatively taboo, but less...
f you come from a semi-religious background this will be ground into your personality, into your make-up, into your genes, jeans...(sorry, ignore the
second jeans that's just me painting...)
Anyways...sigh...big sigh...f your "people" were religious at all & if you became an artist then you might not be able to draw or maybe even "see" faces ...
The "seeing" part comes as a natural block, so that you don't accidentally try to paint a face...
t's sort of historic...t's not really a flaw or a flaw at all...
t's like a person who cannot swear...t's funny, but not a joke...
People who say they are face blind may just be better than the rest of us, not worse...
Which brings me to this...
Sometimes people with deficits, handicaps, diseases, are better than people who don't have those deficits, handicaps or diseases...
Sometimes, not always...
But it's worth taking a second look...
s the face blind guy disabled or just more religious in his ancestry than you are?
Autism, ADD, ADHD, Parkinson's disease, toenail fungus:
Dragon Fruit is high in magnesium which removes mercury from the
gallbladder...
A teaspoon of epsom salts in a glass of juice tastes terrible but will
also remove mercury from the gallbladder...(epsom salts are magnesium
sulfate)
The reason you might be exposed to higher
mercury levels is because you are living near to a lake...
Mercury gathers in your gallbladder...
It can be offset by magnesium in any format...
Magnesium in the form of sulfate like epsom salts taken orally will
also make you poo...You poo out the mercury...
High mercury levels in a lake are actually caused by all the poo
in a lake...
The fish are suffering...
Dear reader, though I love you, I have to keep my distance because I have to work...My work is pretty time
consuming...You have to understand & respect that...
Please don't answer this blog post...I am very busy right now...Sari
p.s. my comments have been edited by me, which means, not so much...




Chief Chichi
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

A slinky bites itself in the bu-t...
How a star is born 2: Dust falls into a corner fold in space, it bounces off & spins into a slinky fibonacci spiral, the spiral falls off the corner encountering
empty space where it used to live, a black empty hole in space, it returns unto itself where like is attracted to like, the spiral complete...
Once the spiral is complete unto itself as a circle or ellipse if viewed from profile (the side), then it is an entity known as a star ( a star is really an astral
spiral)...the end that is how a star is born 2!
The first Star is Born is referred to as "Barbra Streisand"! (smile)

Chief Chichi: 43 inch diameter nest, edges looped tightly around single 1/4 inch sisal rope, middle also 1/4 inch monkey chain knot, total 1/4 inch rolls
needed 3+5 rolls 1/4 inch Sisal or more (+1)=9, thought loop gaps in middle of web throu & thru w/ single roll 1/4 inch.
This is new prototype proposal for Trumpet of the Swan Nest Artificial.



Happy New Year!
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

http://forum.portraitartist.com/printthread.php?t=3958 f poverty level is $18,400.00 per year (see the article), then an artist selling paintings at $6,000.00
apiece has to sell 3 per year to get to that level...(which confuses me, since at the moment, can only paint one six thousand dollar worth oil painting at 36
x 48 inch size every six months...-which means, either have to produce faster or charge more... am leaning towards more...hmmm...ok, then have to
charge 9 thousand dollars a painting to reach poverty level every year...(based on two per year)...hmmm...this is not really helping me much...
Today, on Wed. January 5th, 2011, went to Bluffer's Park at Brimley & Danforth, on Lake Ontario, & hand fed 5 Trumpeter Swans...On the way stopped
at the Canadian Tire store at Danforth & Main & picked up two 18Kg bags of bird seed on sale for $12.99 each...You can even just cut open the bag of
bird seed & the swans will stick their nose in & eat from that, & then grab bunches & walk over to the swans that are shyer...The sun was shining & all
was right with the world...f you want to do something wonderful, go feed your local waterbirds this winter...t can mean the difference between life or death
for a wild waterbird & it sure is a nice thing to do for yourself...
"Tempesta" 36 by 48 by 2-1/4 inch walnut oils on linen on poplar stretcher bars with walnut oil stick & oil pastel & eco-dammar & 4 different dry silver &
gold pigments sketched from memory onto a sketch book paper then re-sketched in a Venn Diagram shape on clear gesso size & prime...by Joseph
Grove 2011 (needs one more coat of dammar & on edges too & a signature & title & date on back maybe...)
http://www.amazon.com/Damar-Resin-16-Resealable-Bag/dp/B003L7NQW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
With help from the first commenter...
Take damar resin (crystals), heat in walnut oil, makes a binder you can add dry pigments to, to make oil paint homemade...
Take damar resin (crystals), place in a mesh bag, put the mesh bag into a jar that contains d-limonene (orange terpene solvent), wait several days, take
out mesh bag, this makes dammar varnish homemade...
Notes: d-limonene is an alternative to turpentine...(it is made from oranges)...
Kama Pigments has damar crystals sold by Aboveground Art Supplies underneath OCADU (Ontario College of Art & Design University)...
Aboveground also sells TriArt's large size container of d-limonene...
Woolfitt's sells Eco-house dammar varnish made using orange terpene solvent (which is not turpentine), (just another name for the oranges based
solvent)...This is if you don't want to make dammar varnish, or oil binder medium for adding to dry pigments...
Other notes:
Toose Art Supply will stretch linen for you on sustainable basswood stretcher bars, reinforced at the corners, 1-3/4" depth is nice...with crossbars too...pat
Sky the husky when there...
Curry's Art Supply has walnut oil from M. Graham...
Tern Art online will make a inexpensive custom simple wood float frame for your stretched canvas...(ask if they will put it on for you)...
http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/176/1/Orange-peel-tips.html You can make orange oil from orange peels...'m thinking to take damar crystals & let
them soak in orange juice...or boil...to make an orange varnish...
Oscar Wilde: "When bankers get together, they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money."
Re: the above quote: watched Wall Street 2 this New Year's- struck again by how much art you get to see in movies about money...
Ordering supplies for my next work...2011...
Note: SCRAP this idea; French Canvas refunded my money & said they don't ship to Canada! Poop! So, I am probabIy going back to
TOOSE Art SuppIy for my 1-3/4 inch deep sustainabIe basswood stretcher frames with corner supports & cross bars...
http://www.frenchcanvas.com/Extra_Heavy_Duty_1_3_4_Deep_Stretcher_Bars_Economy.asp 2X 36 inch stretcher bars, 2X 48 inch stretcher bars, 1X
36 inch cross bar, 1X 48 inch crossbar, French Canvas is on sale until February 1st, 2011... chose the deep economy bars because LOVE the smell of
FR wood- so does Joseph (husband)...
Hmmm, update: Best pro aluminum combination stretcher bars at Fine Art Store in Rochester may be worth a try...
http://www.woodworkingparts.com/products/Extra-Heavy-Duty-2-Hole-D-Ring.html These are extra heavy duty D-ring hangers with two holes & come with
screws...This company is one of the few that sells them individually with no minimum order...(instead of having to buy 25, 50 or 100)...
http://www.wyndhamartsupplies.com/isapi/isapi.dll?product_detail&product_id=5225&search_type=browse&cat_id=1664 Eco-House Dammar varnish
1 litre container is what use...Doesn't contain any turpentine...The solvent is based on oranges...Smells great ! Love dammar, love this product, have
used eco-house for over 10 years now professionally...Love the people & the compnay too...A common misconception is that the yellow quality of damar
is not as good as a clear...Truth is, the sun is yellow not clear...When you coat an oil painting with damar, the slight yellow tinge enhances & warms up the
work, just as the sunshine does to a face in the sun...Damar is natural- all those clear formulations have got chemicals in them somewhere... trust damar
& am comfortable with the fact that it is a known material historically...
Thoughts this New Year:
There are two big art shows at the Metro Convention centre here every year...One is for galleries, one is for unrepresented artists...What distinguishes
the two shows for me, in style, is how the unrepresented artists' show contains so much realism, while the gallery show leans towards the abstract...When
look at realism, am always impressed by technique...When look at abstract work, it takes me further, to another dimension, allowing me to bounce off
the looseness with my own ideas... think young artists need to know this difference...Or older artists who are just setting out...Realism is a trap that you
can fall into...Maybe at the lower end of the art market, you can be duped into thinking this is bread & butter work...But at the higher end of the market, if
your goals are set somewhere there, be aware that masking reality, like old style erasing of likeness for religious reasons, still holds water...The rules
about art do not falter at the higher end of the market, in fact, they seem to be even more stringent...
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5549098/how_to_make_a_lightweight_leave_in.html On a lighter note: took some boiled water, a tiny bit of
shea butter, & some drops of lemon essential oil, in a cup, then sprinkled lightly on my dry hair as a leave-in hair conditioner...
Art: Why do so often see people who have MFA degrees, copying from photographs in paint? s it because somehow they are expected to perform at
such a high level that they feel obliged to cheat? The urge to cut corners often arises from an unfair scholastic system that expects too much from its
students & doesn't give them enough time to complete...
Also: How can a gallery possibly service an artist when that gallery represents a huge number of other artists? The more artists a gallery represents, the
lower the gallery's commission take should be...



A Northern Pike fish is actuaIIy a sIough shark, a freshwater shark, from the shark famiIy but
Iives in Iakes...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

The following little book contains my notes on beaded fingers for someone missing them, nutritional elements needed to regrow lost limbs, the paired
elements that exist in each body part, & introductory thoughts in a few other topics...This may result in a more mature study, but it is always important to
show one's work along the way, before you get there...
here is a diagram that came out of my notes for the book...t includes the body parts that are integral & the paired elements that live in each as
opposites...Too much of one gives you a disease, so balance out & remedy by supplementing with the other...The key is to find out which organ is actually
involved & to be honest, in a progressed disease, there may be more than one organ, so try to figure out which organs, then which way the inbalance
sways in each, then supplement with the opposite for each...Neat eh? This is my own idea & think it is brilliant! (Don't you?)
here's a for example: Graves disease is too much iodine in the adrenal gland...Which is organ number 10 on the Grove Pairs table...Calcium is the
opposite element in that organ...So add milk to your diet or cheese...Taah Daah!
Dear Pizza Hut, You are using genetically modified grains in your pizza crust...Last night, we ordered delivery, & had several pieces of my favorite, which
is tomatoes, onions & pineapple...t tastes like a Hawaiian without offending the pizza makers who really don't like it when you order pork...Why make
someone uncomfortable if you don't have to? So then went to bed, happy & satiated...n the middle of the night my throat closed up to a pinhole, &
remembered that some companies are still using GM grains, even though the studies show that it is impossible to digest & can cause organ damage &
most specifically kidney failure... made a mental note to drink something sort of laxative in the morning- a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water,
maybe a can of Labatt's Blue beer, don't have any Triple leaf slimming tea left which was too bad- a swig of cooking oil though gross works too...Thought
'd write this letter asking your company, Pizza Hut, to consider using NON-Genetically modified grains in your pizza crust...Kidney failure is pretty serious
& am sure that your company does not want to be responsible for any of that...Why not take the lead & come out & state that Pizza Hut is going to boycott
GMO foods? Maybe others will follow? sure hope you do ban GM foods, because really like how your pizza tastes...Just not stopping breathing in the
middle of the night after would be nice...Sincerely Sari Grove
About the Piracy Kaffuffle:
think we are just experiencing the struggles of moving into a new paradigm...The internet...t was new & largely unregulated, so we have all enjoyed much
free intellectual property for a while...Those people who have been the sharers may have lost revenue & are seeking reparation...Those on the receiving
end have been spoiled & don't want the free ride to end...t has been established that this type of intellectual property should cost money, that is not the
argument...Well, it wasn't the argument, but it is becoming the argument...Normally we would all agree that things we see on the net cost money & those
things should be paid for by us...But has it been too long? Has it been too good? Have we seen shifts in consciousness due to the free exchange of
intellect not previously afforded? think possibly yes...We are all smarter, internationally...n the world of Star Trek they speak of the fact that money no
longer is an object...Those who watch Star Trek imagine this possibility...That money no longer be the driving force or motivator...Those thoughts give us
pause & peace...But how as an artist can we reconcile giving away our work for free on the net with the dubious attempt to earn a living & pay bills?
reconcile this by trying to give back to the net when take from it...After searching wikipedia for answers, publish my own theories & findings also freely,
rather than hoarding them for cash...A reciprocal arrangement...As a metaphor, when see people taking photographs of the Trumpeter swans who live
on Lake Ontario, tell them to bring them wild bird seed as payment, as a modelling fee...f you want to Take a picture, you should also give something
back to the model...All wildlife photographers & artists should be doing this...f you take from the internet, then share something back...f the net gave you
freely then publish something in return for free...f an honour system occurs we can bypass regulating a bit...Of course the other facet of this is in fact that it
is often an artist to artist sharing system, which is how it began...t is only now that the net has broadened, that the artists mind...(some don't)...t appears
that the doctors have regulated the net with charging for articles, research...So have the lawyers with pay to ask a question...Many others are also
charging...So think what we are dealing with here, is, once again, the artists, who are woefully bad either on purpose or not, at business... mean, all you
have to do to regulate your content is either not publish it online, or encrypt it to force payment...At that point any other taking becomes illegal & a case for
the cops, no? So possibly this whole kaffuffle is the ineptness of the artists to control their own product from theft?
The LVER
The Ovaries & the Fallopian Tubes
didn't change the channel one day after watching the Ellen Degeneres show...Something called TMZ came on...There was reaction on TMZ to Newt
Gingrich's complaint that the Presidential debate opened with a question about a rumour that Mr. Gingrich had requested an open marriage with his now
ex-wife...
The TMZ folk, one of them, said that the journalist "had the right to ask that question" & so on, about rights...As a Canadian, hear alot of American
rhetoric about have a right to do this, & have a right to say that...
Sure you have a right...That is important...But what defines you should not be that you have a right to do or say something...Your ethic should be
higher...You should ask yourself: "s this good?" ...s it good to do or say this...? You may have the right, ok, but perhaps it is not a good thing to do...
Perhaps you have the right to own a gun...Ok...Does that mean you should go out to buy a gun? No, not necessarily...A gun might endanger your own
family, since many of gun accidents happen at the home where no strangers were present...
There are certain circumstances that may require you to own a gun...Someone has threatened your life, someone dangerous...You are an officer of the
law...You live in Jurassic park & the animals really don't like you...Even then, you still have to ask yourself: "s this good?" ...
Having the right to do or say something doesn't mean that it is in your best interest...Sure journalists have the right to ask dumb personal questions...s it
good? s that a good way to start a conversation with someone?
Let's raise our standards from have a right to think this is good...Having a right doesn't make something good...
think that the right to own a gun might be ok, but don't think that owning a gun is good...So think most people on this planet should not own a gun, even
if they have that right...
think freedom of speech is a right, but think journalists get way too personal & don't think that is good...
That said, this TMZ show was funny & may watch again... thought it was pretty good...



Recipe for a Trumpeter Swan Nest...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

*http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-pets-livestock-for-sale-Straw-for-sale-W0QQAddZ254921729 1000 straw bales for $2.50 each bale...
*Sisal (biodegradable-environmentally friendly): 1/4" 50 ft. $3.00
*Take 9 feet of loose straw, form into a donut shape, with centre hole 3 feet or bigger...
*Wrap Sisal cord around loose straw to hold straw into the donut shape...
*Knot Sisal when straw is nicely into a very large donut shape...
*Done!
*Take straw donut to a nice place near to water, possibly near long grasses, away from dogs, possibly on an island, or in a marsh area where Trumpeter
Swans like to swim...
*Place Straw donut in that nice place & is you like add:
* loose straw in the middle of the donut as a floor/ or * wild bird seed to attract the swans initially & bring loose straw for the floor next time...
*Pat yourself on the back...



Just say no to credit card insurance: a video chat
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version




Trade-offs...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Assorted notes from the artist life:
http://www.free-press-release.com/news-multifaceted-benefits-of-wearing-amber-jewelry-1260326180.html# For neck pain(from heavy lifting), wear an
amber necklace all the time...(it's the B12 inside that does it for me)...
Do you tell your spouse when you are about to make a decision about your art career, whether great or small? You know what? Though it is a hassle, &
takes time, & you may not get your way, telling your spouse about a purchase or place where you are going or some other materials decision might help
you in your career...f you are married, or living as such, it is actually a bit of their business to know a little about what you are doing...My husband has
helped to steer the boat for years, he pushed me away from acrylics, & pushed me further into oils, he pushed me away from making prints & pushed me
further into only producing originals, he pushed me away from bad commission deals with galleries & he pushed me into a situation where can show with
only a 1/3 commission given away...Joseph has also helped me to steer away from turpentines, away from animal hair brushes-actually away from all
brushes & now use a knife to paint, away from pricier foreign paints & towards more locally made paints that support our local economy & are cheaper
to buy because of less shipping...Sometimes get mad when he restrains my spending, but then later find out that it was for good reason...f you have a
spouse, even if they are not in the same field, you might want to consider letting them into your artist life...Then when you spend 5 thousand dollars on art
supplies, you don't have a big fight...

On Climate & Art tastes: Ok, so you live in very very hot Australia...t is hot...Hot & sexy...Sex is everywhere...t's hot...So the prevailing art movement is to
dampen the hotness...Aboriginal cubism, obliteration of likenesses, abstract themes, these are welcomed in sophisticated homes where the collector or
collectors are trying to dampen the hotness...
Now, you are the artist & you move to cold, cold, cold, Canada...Did mention it's cold? Cold...Cold, & not very sexy at all...So, sophisticated collectors
are looking to hotten up their lives...They lack hotness & need hotness...So what do they want? Hyper-hyper realism, plenty of likeness that spells it ALL
out...Pornography, (please forgive me) does so well in Canada it is basically endorsed & supported by our government because they know our birth rates
are low...Nudity sells well in Canada...Photography...Because of the coldness, collectors are looking for a remedy in their art...
So the maverick like me in Canada leans towards abstract expressionism...The maverick artist in Australia leans towards nudity...Neither are popular
really, because Canadians don't need to sublimate more, & Australians don't need more nudity...
So, how could sell more if stay in Canada? By giving the people what they want- more realism...(coldness also makes people less likely to want to
stand & THNK about a painting- they want an answer fast before their toes freeze)...How could an artist in Australia sell more? By creating more art that
sublimates the hotness- abstract work that cools down the sexual energy...
What am going to do about it? Aw heck 'm a Virgo...a puritan purist pure sort of person...Naturally lean toward sublimating abstracts...Well, could sell
my work to someone from a hotter climate? Or could give my people what they want...Ugh...tough decision...ugh...
had a dream the other morning... won't tell you the whole dream, but there was a part where was the first person to figure out that if added a huge
amount of oil to my ride could get down some mysterious path, like a giant water slide...Maybe a worm hole in space, made to appear in my dream like
a giant water slide...My achievement was huge...But when plopped out of that giant water slide with the oil sliding out with me, was first...Meaning, was
all by myself with my achievement... realised when woke up that being first means there is no one at the end to cheer you for getting there... feel like that
alot in my art career path..."Yay! got there! Gee, where is everyone?" ...
deas that have crossed my path recently: (or reiterations of ideas like)...
1) Goals: Stating goals publicly can fool you into not doing them...(as if they were already done just by the talking about)...
2)Patience: Putting off short term pleasure for a longer term reward is a sign of someone who will do well later on in life...
Note: These two above thoughts (put in my own words) were added to my own via joining a group called Conspiracy, through ArtBizCoach.com ...
3)Sublimation: Richard Serra referred to sublimation... take it to mean abstaining from sex in order to do better work...
4)Plein Air: Painting, drawing, being, outside in the fresh air, for the quality of light, for the health of it, for the economy, for ecology...
5)Expressionist: Rather than describing nature closely (impressionism), the expressionist allows departures whether great or small to indicate other intent
like mood...ie: depicting rain as purple to indicate a crazy day...
6)Alla Prima: Painting all in one shot, not fixing up, not touching up later...The freshness & unity of alla prima painting has always gripped me...(Though the
complexity of layering intrigues me, shall probably return to my alla prima roots soon...)
Jadzia is one of our intact lady bengal cats...
Last year, a piece painted, got into a museum collection...
Last year, another artist had a baby...
Today, got into an elevator carrying a large umbrella lamp to take a better photo of a new work of art...
As entered the elevator, a mother stood with a baby in a large baby stroller...t was hard for both of us not to notice each other's occupation...
Me & my husband, my husband & , are both artists, full time...We haven't had any children...
For me, was waiting till everything came together, not knowing that an art career was not really a come together kind of profession...
For my husband, who grew up with a biological sister & 6 adopted siblings, adopted siblings with various disabilities, having children was not exactly a
fantasy...
How it has turned out for me is that while other women are choosing daycares or universities for their offspring, am breaking glass ceilings for women
artists...
guess am ok with that...
For my husband, it means that he loves me, & really only me, & he is financially free without burden or baggage...
We are best friends & life partners, truly husband & wife...
Still, am glad the holidays are over...
The truth is am happy with how things turned out...t is just hard to get it out of my head what society wanted me to be...
feel that if now decided to have a baby, that my career would sort of be secondary...
'm not sure that is what God wanted for me...
guess we'll see...n the next few years my time will be up...The window will have closed...
Unless, that recurring thought have, unless have already had children, & wasn't told... keep looking back & wondering if somehow sired a few
children without knowing...Like sowed my wild oats & some of them took...
s it possible for a woman to sow her wild oats & not know she has had kids???
look at young adults who are near to me... study them..."Could you be one of my wild oats?" think to myself...
t is definitely possible...There is about a decade where the facts are blurry...Maybe?
Hmmm...
That would be way easier...To have already had children, but just wasn't told...
All the rearing, raising, done already...Would be nice...
Then the whole thing would be under my belt (so to speak) & could move on with my painting without wondering or regretting...
Here is a painting drying in the studio now called "Tempesta" (it means Storm), 36 by 48 by 2-1/4 inches of oils on linen, hand stretched, copper & black
steel tacks no staples, no animal hair brushes, no brushes at all actually, no turpentines, no rabbit skin glue, walnut oil paint made in Montreal, eco-
dammar...



TubercuIosis, Asthma, Hypomagnesemia: AII reIated
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Tuberculosis, Asthma, Hypomagnesemia: All related.
here are some thoughts:
*if tuberculosis responds to chemo, & calcium excess characterizes cancers, & magnesium is the antithesis of calcium, then hypomagnesemia is
present in tuberculosis.
(*Not related but informative: genital herpes & shingles both respond to soaking in Epsom Salts which are magnesium sulfate, which would indicate
that herpes & shingles are correlated to cancers.)(Um, well, just while 'm here, of-topic from tuberculosis, may as well mention that Bell's Palsy
correlates to herpes & shingles a bit, & especially to diabetes, especially to pregnant women as well.Here are my notes on this which will expand on
bri efly- 'garIic seIenite withdraws the sugar from the pancreas adrenaI faiIure combined with antibiotic induced diabetes mercury
demyeIination beII's paIsy/ shingIes as a resuIt f diabetes antibiotics cypro'. Translation: Garlic or selenite or selenium is very effective at
lowering blood sugar in the pancreas, & herpes/Bell's palsy/shingles type neuropathies respond well to lowering of blood sugar.So eat alot of raw
garlic! Christo used to eat raw garlic cloves mixed into yogurt, made by his lovely wife, Jeannne-Claude.The yogurt calms the hotness a bit.Chop the
garlic a little.Ok.Demyelination of the nerve may be caused by gallbladder mercury excess so up your magnesium to clean the gallbladder a bit.
(Epsom Salt bath is fine).Last, if there is any adrenal gland failure then you can add some madagascar periwinkle tea to your life which will lower your
adrenal progesterone levels & boost your adrenal power.You can also add some Chinese herbal supplements designed for the adrenal gland, but these
are not very politically correct because some of them use adrenals from questionable sources, so if you do go Chinese, then check the adrenals source
before you buy.Black Bears are our friends!!! Ok, that was a sidestep into Bell's Palsy, just for a moment.)(Um, I just wanted to add here-Thursday
November 10, 2011- since I have begun, that BeII's PaIsy is very very correIated to a major stressor in your Iife.If you at aII possibIy can,
get taIking heIp about your Iife stresses, because reIieving the excess burden, the excess baggage of your Iife stress wiII heIp you very
much to recover from BeII's PaIsy, which has an exceIIent recovery rate.I'd aIso Iike to add that this goes for tubercuIosis too.Go to a
taIking heIper, Iike a shrink or a priest, a rabbi or an imam, a psychiatrist or a bartender, a friend , a dog, a cat, a bird, a husband, a wife, for
taIking heIp to deaI with your past or present or future imagined stresses.)(Ooh, also.Bell's Palsy is a Palsy like Cerebral Palsy.just
less.)(Another addition: Autism may be reIated as a PaIsy insofar as treatment for autism invoIves magnesium suppIementation & causaI
reIations to autism are at times caIIed a mercury overIoad in the gaIIbIadder region manifesting as Iung impairment/Iack of oxygen to the
brain, in a manner simiIar to compIications of tubercuIosis, & BeII's PaIsy & cerebraI paIsy.)
* Hypomagnesemia/low magnesium is correlated to asthma which correlates to tuberculosis.
*sports drinks with electrolytes contain magnesium btw.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2209169_select-electrolyte-drink.html Sports Drinks contain electrolytes
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/tuberculosis-detector-would-ferret-out-disease-faster/article2227406/comments/
Tuberculosis, asthma, & lung coughing type symptoms are correlated to hypomagnesemia which is low magnesium levels.Alcoholism can cause
hypomagnesemia as a by the way.Sport drinks such as Gatorade contain electrolytes.One of those electrolytes is magnesium.f you are having
coughing lung problems, or have alcohol as a crutch, or both, you should add magnesium to your life.This by way of over the counter tuberculotic help for
those in trouble now.Epsom salts contain magnesium too.Soak in them.
*By the way, coconut water contains potassium.Potassium is the antidote for titanium dioxide/cocaine/rat poison anticoagulants, that cause blood
thinning in the lymph nodes.(Bleeding too much).Haemophiliacs bleed too much.Add coconut water to the diet.Give coconut water to animals
exposed to rat poison anti-coagulants.For the potassium.The potassium in sport drinks is also good for tuberculotics who are often low in potassium
as well as low in magnesium.)(Um note caution: though you may be low in potassium if you are tuberculotic, in fact, that is NOT the key thing you need,
so don't fixate on that, & if you do supplement your potassium make sure that it is less dominant than any titanium-like supplementation.we're in the
lymph nodes here.)
*magnesium cleans out cancers, poop, mercury, & calcium excess that can be caused by tumours.
Ok, no not exactIy:
Titanium Dioxide lives in the lymph nodes, sort of.t is the blood thinner type thing there.Also, there in the lymph nodes, in your armpits, is aluminum
or a very similar thing we see in food, potassium.Also known as Vitamin K.K is a coagulant.Styptic pencils are aluminum, they coagulate blood when
you cut yourself.Coagulate means stop the bleeding.The lymph nodes are sort of the tip of the lung iceberg.t is a breathing indicator.
f you clog up your armpits with aluminum deodorant, you impede your breathing.You also impede the release of stinkiness into the atmosphere, which
is why people keep putting aluminum under their arms.
Titanium dioxide is found in expensive SPF formulations like ROC spf 60.Spf means sun protection factor.Titanium is also found in white paint, oil
paint.Titanium is also found in coca leaves, or as you may know it, medicinal cocaine, which is a white powder anti-coagulant sort of thing.
f you wear lots & lots of aluminum deodorant ( call it that thought it is really called anti-perspirant technically), you may have impeded breathing & may find
yourself attracted to things that contain titanium, like cocaine.This is natural.You want to unclog your armpits.A better way of unclogging your armpits
would be to stop using aluminum deodorant for a while, & let yourself be stinky.That would be better than using both aluminum deodorant & cocaine at
the same time.Why?
met a girl who liked to drink Red Bull with vodka.Red Bull is an upper, caffeine product, & Vodka is a downer, alcohol potato or grain product with lead
type elements that slow down your thyroid gland.The caffeine speeds up your adrenals, the lead slows down your thyroid.That is a pretty dangerous
thing to do.Kind of like stepping on the accelerator while applying the brakes with the other foot.Not sure what's going to happen, but it can't be good
for the car.(Ok, someone died after drinking red bull with vodka, so am playing down the risks here, so as not to scare you.)
Anyways.
Ok, I just contradicted myseIf here: I mean beIow: I said earIier that potassium is good for tubercuIotics, & now I say it isn't.That is a
contradiction.Ok, the truth is I have gone too far.I shouId have just stuck with magnesium, because that is how I began.The potassium
reIationship compIicated things.
The truth is that for every correction you make, you sometimes aIso have to make a reversaI correction too: What I mean by that is that
say you are giving magnesium to a tubercuIotic to cure the tubercuIosis.Now, you may have to aIso give some caIcium which is the
opposite to the magnesium.(both act upon the gaIIbIadder).In the same way, though titanium cIeans out the Iymph nodes (an easy way
to get titanium dioxide is to appIy expensive sunscreens containing titanium).Woops, Iet me continue.Though you may need titanium to
cIean out Iymph nodes, you sometimes need to add its opposite, which is aIuminum/ potassium, which are coaguIants.That may seem
counter-intuitive.It is aIso why I am contradicting myseIf in the potassium advice.Stick with the magnesium advice if you feeI confused,
& skip reading the rest of this bIog post.
A cIearer expIanation of the potassium reIationship is that potassium is an antidote if you have taken too much titanium.(we are in the
Iymph nodes now).It is aIways good to know the antidote for whatever medicine you are taking.AIso, because organs usuaIIy have two
peopIe Iiving there together but who are totaI opposites, Iike a boy & a girI, you need sometimes to put both back into the organ when you
are sick or the organ is faiIing.Sometimes the whoIe organ is faiIing so you have to put both magnesium & caIcium back into that
gaIIbIadder.Though tubercuIosis presents as a Iung disease, my guess is that it reaIIy begins in the gaIIbIadder, where magnesium &
caIcium Iive happiIy together.
Tuberculosis is like a lung disease that involves clogging.n order to unclog the lungs, you need to back up(back up means back up out of or reduce)
on potassium which is very similar to aluminum.You also need to back out(reduce) of aluminum.Theoretically you might want to become a coke
addict.Cocaine.The problem with that is you could die of cocaine.t is such a severe blood thinner that it is used in another format as rat poison.The
rat bleeds out internally, the heart explodes from the expanded size of the now dilute liquid blood.Not a good thing.
Plus, cocaine is illegal.Unless it is prescribed by a doctor.A good doctor.They don't prescribe it much.t is pretty addictive & very dangerous.On
the street it costs about $120 dollars for a teeny tiny envelope the size of a postage stamp.That is alot of money for something tiny.People sometimes
spend all their money on this stuff.That is not good either.
More about tuberculosis later.Ok, 'm back: Titanium is found in blue sapphires.So a better way to increase lung breathing capacity if you are
tuberculotic, asthmatic or have coughing breathing problems, is to wear blue sapphires.Near your lungs.
On a separate note, so can move on a bit, rubies contain chromium which is good for making your bowels move.Chromium picolinate is found in many
supplements these days- mostly the ones labelled diet of some sort.This stuff makes everything in your body move a little faster, so that if you have
clogs, you can excrete them eventually.Which is sort of a long term goal. mean what's the point of unclogging clogs in your lungs if you aren't going to
poop them out someday?
As another by the way, did you know that sitting in an aeroplane is like sitting in a microwave oven? That food you eat on that one plane ride could take 7
years to leave your body cause it got cooked into your stomach during the ride.'m not saying not to eat on airplanes.That would be worse.Then you
just cook the lining of your stomach, no food even to shield it.One solution people who take alot of airplanes do is to drink alot.Sometimes they
become alcoholics, just for the liquid part, sometimes they just drink huge amounts of liquid, but not always alcohol.
like Stella Artois beer lately- it seems to have tons of good vitamins, tastes alright, & the next day am full of energy & my hair grows in thicker. am not
crazy about draft beers because often the metal in the pipes you can taste in your beer, but do understand that that is a cheaper way to dispense beer, &
that you use less glasses or cups or whatever, or bottles, so that might be good for the eco-things.
Of course, if you are female & drink beer in a bar, you may have to then pee.Which is always mostly gross in bars.Which is why women do not frequent
bars as much as men.Mostly because men tend to stand up to pee, which makes it slightly less gross mostly.
am off topic you think? Well.Sometimes, the actual hardware of the medicine is a problem.Like you have your medication but no water to take it
with.Or water but no cup.Or something.
f you are having tuberculosis problems the main reason you don't want to be on airplanes is cause it is a pretty contagious disease & that is not nice to
give it to other people.Even if you are feeling mean & sorry for yourself, you shouldn't be flying around in tight places like airplanes with close contact to
other people or dogs or cats or horses.
am very sorry that Eric Lamaze's horse died in taly.On the other hand, at least the horse died in a pretty nice place.taly is pretty nice.if it was
going to be somewhere, why not taly? hope that poor horse has a good life in heaven. hope the other horses don't do cocaine.That can cause a
horse heart attack.Taurine is good for a weak heart.You can get Taurine powder at Popeye's Supplements on Yonge south of Bloor east side( put
taurine powder into my coffee sometimes, & also sprinkle some on our bengal cats food, for their hearts.people with HCM type things, myocardial
infarctions or myopathies whatever, people from overbred big families often have soft or weaker hearts- taurine is also found in clam juice you can buy at
a store/grocery.but the taurine powder from popeye's is not shellfish sourced- checked with the manufacturer for sure).Popeye's also has gender
specific multi vitamins that are easier to swallow than most multis.On sale the other day for $27.99 & they gave me a free cup with cover cause it was
customer appreciation day.That was nice.f spent more that day could have got a t-shirt.Other people did.
We were at a Chinese Thai restaurant that opened on Yonge street last night, it is called "Fickle. think they deal cocaine there because the food
was not really up to par but they spent alot on the decor & the whole place felt like a cokehead dream.Also this morning my heart is racing for no good
reason. could be wrong.
Update Wed. Nov. 9, 2011: So Joseph & are in a suburban Marshall's store & 'm looking at the expensive bar soaps.reading the ingredients.
end up with http://www.punchstudio.com/ Punch Studio Verbena Soap from Culver City California.You get two bars for $12.99 & it smells like gorgeous
lemons, (which find lemons get you cleaner).So you say that is alot for soap? Well, in fact it was half the price, the stuff is amazing, but what you didn't
know is that this soap contains Titanium Dioxide! You see expensive soaps may contain this most excellent ingredient.This is why you pay more.
Because when you rub something with titanium dioxide in your armpits where your lymph nodes are, you are cleaning out aluminum gunk from your anti-
perspirant.You are letting your lymph nodes breathe again.You are unclogging your lungs.This is very very healthy & why you should check your bar
soap to see if it has titanium dioxide in it.People with tuberculosis should use soap with titanium dioxide in it.
One more thing about this soap from Punch Studios- this is for artists: t says on their catalogue page that Punch Studios only sells to retailers not the
general public.heads up to artists- this is very attractive to galleries, this kind of policy or statement. also am going to use the gorgeous box to store
other people's business cards that they give me.Totally worth it.Sometimes more is just more.
http://www.financialcrisis2009.org/forum/Credit/Can-credit-card-debt-be-passed-on-after-you-die-251783.htm BTW, credit card debt does not get
passed on to surviving relatives if you die in Ontario, Canada.Which means you have no need for credit protection insurance from Td bank that purports
to pay off your credit card debt if you die so your relatives don't have to.You don't need it.Just mail in the death certificate to Td bank & the debt gets
cleared.(& get a refund on that bum insurance policy you were missold.)
This in reference to clearing stress out of your life in order to be healthier.Money stress is a biggie & insurance companies will stress out a sick person
even more, especially when they refuse to fill claims that you have filed 'cause you got sick.They might say your infectious disease is not covered by
your life policy because your policy wasn't broad enough.Yes, infectious diseases require a broader policy.Should you buy in? NO OF COURSE
NOT.nsurance companies are the biggest scam on the planet, in Chicago it was just called "Protection Money.two thugs come in & threaten to
smash your store windows if you don't give them a hundred dollars a week.That is the origin of insurance.Total scam.if you want money when you are
sick then save it up for that rainy day.Don't give it to someone else then expect to get it back.t is hard to get it back.Even harder if you are sick.
Keep your money & be richer now.Boycott insurance companies & make your pockets fuller.Total scam.




Ups & Downs...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

used a .png file instead of a .jpeg file... Can you see the difference? This is Tempesta the 36 by 48 by 2-1/4 inch oil painting (2011)which is lightening
up as it dries more solidly... trying to get a good photo of the gold & silver is interesting...
A couple of weeks ago was on top of the world... was weaving Trumpet swan nests, in the hopes of hitting on a design that could be distributed along
Lake Ontario shores & beyond to keep our Trumpet Swans bums warm in winter... They were sitting on the ice & felt strongly that they needed help & that
an artificial nest, would make them feel loved... (Oh, 've been calling them "Trumpet Swans" instead of Trumpeter swans, because, well, 'm not sure the
"er" part is really essential...)
Anyways, had built about 6 nests, improving the design each time, when started butting heads with the approval process... Toronto Region
Conservation Authority said that a wildlife professional would have to monitor the nest daily to ensure Canada Geese or other waterbirds were not using
the nest... Harassing them if found on the nest was suggested... This was a problem for me, as happen to know that Federal law prohibits harassing of
Canada Geese, & found it unusual that a gov't body was suggesting it... Last year this gov't body was responsible for killing over 8 thousand Canada
goose eggs... They call it oiling the eggs- which suffocates the growing chick inside.. By the way, tampering with Canada Goose eggs is also highly
illegal- weird that a gov't body is so keen to break Federal laws...
Canadian wildlife services forwarded me some sarcastic emails from people they had asked about my idea- about how was the one looking for
money- they had found a grant proposal online that hundreds of people had voted for & supported- but this valiant effort had been boiled down to that
was looking for money... n fact, the money was not my goal in putting the proposal online... What was looking for was public support of the idea- just to
see how people locally felt about artificial nests for Trumpet swans, & also, to help get ideas on how to refine the design to make it workable should
others want to build & deploy the nests themselves on their own properties...
n fact, through all the voting & energy, made my artificial Trumpet swan nest ten times more amazing than it was before the voting began & the
comments started pouring in...
also started work on making a giant Trumpet Swan decoy that could attract Trumpet swans to a nesting area & detract predators & other waterbirds...
(This was my gentle way of trying to fulfill the gov't requirements that only Trumpet swans get to use the nest)...
My Trumpet Swan Decoy turned into a full blown sculpture project, & it was beautiful! was thrilled...
But the permission process continued to weigh me down... The responses was getting from our wildlife agencies were rude & depressing & weird...
& then my up went down...
The collective depression of the gov't bodies was talking to wore me down... got depressed & put my noble idea aside...
Nothing could possibly work it was too complicated or too expensive or people would tamper with the artificial nests or steal the decoy or just something
wasn't right & it won't work & why bother & so on...
Now am a total optimist, but this was too much for me...
have been in a rut now for a week maybe...
have been reading other artist's blogs & all can see is how desperate they seem, how obsessed with money they aren't getting & how selfish their
words seem to be...
see pictures of artist's studios & think to myself how unhealthy that environment is- all those paint tubes lying about... What a grotty existence, so unlike
being outside amongst dandelions or sunflowers or pretty women with umbrellas...
The artists online seem only to talk about how to market better, how to make mechanical photo prints of their work to make more money, how to make
money, money, money... Ugh, it is all so boring...Then, when one makes money, everyone runs to copy that method, that formula... Works that are selling
are all photo-realistic, slavishly painted to emulate our idol, the digital camera... The faster they were painted the better, apparently... because that means
you could maybe spend less time for more money, right?
Ugh...
am depressed...
Could be the cold weather, or the lack of sunlight, or the extra weight am carrying because of all the food had to eat to feed my depression...
So now am drinking bowlfuls of caffeinated tea to pick up my energy & speed up my metabolism... think my teeth are brown or orange or yellow,
maybe saffron?
Why am depressed?
because why... because why, well... because am a really beautiful person... mean inside... am one of those fragile gentle souls who believes in things,
who believes that can change the world... Who believes that can make things better for people for swans for dogs for flowers...
Who believed that could do something nice & that our government would understand that, get that, that they would allow me to pay for, to build, to
weave, to create, something nice for our little town here, & that they would let me do that & thank me after...
But they took it the wrong way... My grant request was a promotion put forward by Pepsi online... But they saw it as was asking Them for money...
wasn't... can pay for the nests myself... But having people vote for something is an important process to determine validity of the idea... Just because
could pay for something doesn't mean that shouldn't check with my community... Maybe inspire others...
The wildlife people seemed to be more haters of wildlife than lovers... Kind of like when you talk to cat people & all they can foam about is spaying &
neutering... Somehow it all got twisted... 'm sorry but spaying & neutering just isn't so great if you are the cat... Yes know all the arguments... But really,
prefer to keep my ovaries- shouldn't cats have that option too someday???
But digress from my depression...
think hate government... Maybe always have, but now more palpably... t seems that anything want to do is stymied by government...
You know what bugs me almost the most, is those signs that say Do not feed the birds... mean, who has the right to tell anyone that cannot feed the
birds...? Who? What amount of wild bird food could they have bought with all the money they spent on signs & installing them?
Aw... 'm just a hippy... t being 2011, seem out of place guess... Hippies always clash with government... But how exactly do those hot looking muscular
soldiers in uniforms become those mean rude boring people deal with in government agencies?
How does a wildlife professional become someone who talks about the over population of Mute Swans? (Mute Swans are just unbelievably beautiful
swans, but don't mention them to a Trumpet swan person- same foaming at the mouth- they are evil swans, intent on destruction of Trumpet swan territory
or something... supposedly...ugh... Mute swans are not from North America & thus evil...)
got a comment on my blog a while ago that my nest design was flawed & because of that maybe was crazy... Ad hominem remarks anybody? While
welcome nest design advice, calling me crazy because of a design flaw doesn't help me much... & thanks to how that comment made me feel- threw the
whole nest out... Which is too bad, because kind of like lukewarm soup, it was still food, could have made a swan happy- design flaw & all...
am maybe going to weave another nest soon... They take me about 10 hours of time... am going to remove the loops at the edge that the commenter
had a problem with, & make the weave tighter...
am going to finish the Trumpet swan sculpture when can get some more sculpting material... The material is outdoor weatherproof & needs to be
ordered & is heavy to ship... Plus am going to wait till the weather gets warmer so the package doesn't freeze in the UPS truck overnight like last time...
am feeling a little better for writing this... The talking cure...
Truth is, am going to take this entire year off... An entire year of not being an artist might bring me back some perspective... mean, the market is soft
anyway- like melted ice cream at a retirement home soft- so why bother spinning my wheels anyway? Why plan a show to sell just enough to cover costs?
To plan a show just so can watch guests hoarding the free wine or food like they were starving refugees? To plan a show just so can palpably feel the
discrepancy between the prices asked & the fact that the guests show up in jeans & complain about paying for parking... need a break...
am depressed, but maybe chronically...which is not good for an optimist...




Grovecanada's Swan Art Projects...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

http://graphicdesignboss.com/ Today was reading a comment written by GraphicDesignBoss, on a Behance.com email newsletter (recommended),
about Joe Fig's book, "nside the Painter's Studio"...
The comment went something like this: artists create for themselves, graphic artists create for others...& then something about the tension of producing
for others that makes him happy...Also, the fact that producing for others brings in clients...
This is what want to say about that... think may agree... have found that when produce work for others, it has greater tension & appeal & also
saleability...
think my work has been too self-looking & the key to my future is looking outward more...
Not just creating works about others, but work FOR others...
Building the nest for the Trumpeter swans has been difficult & rewarding...Possibly more so than the painting About swans...
am now making a giant swan decoy to attract trumpeters & detract other waterbirds...My tendency is to allow this project to go off topic...(into art that
could be shown at the AGO , Art Gallery of Ontario)...
But things like eco-friendly material & lightness keep reminding me that this has to be a swan friendly work...Which is keeping me honest...
am going to try to remember this concept- that creating for others, not just about others, is key to creating tension, which leads to sales &
communication...



New Trumpeter nest re-design prototype number 4 how To...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

So, I had a convo with TRCA, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, about putting out ONE Trumpeter swan nest...The answer was that
a wiIdIife professionaI had to monitor the nest daiIy to make sure that no Canada Geese, Mute swans or other waterbirds got to use the
nest...(the suggestion was to harass these other birds, which personaIIy I have aIways known to be iIIegaI in Canada- I don't care how pro
you are, harassing a waterbird is wrong...) So anyways, moraI diIemma aside, & stuck in a (insert appropriate Star trek episode where they
have to deaI with a guy who is the king of a space junkyard...who caIIs aII the ruIes in his IittIe fiefdom)...- stuck there, I came up with a
Trumpeter swan Decoy idea, where I wouId put a Trumpeter Swan decoy with the Trumpeter Swan nest, so geese & smaIIer swans Iike
Mute swans wouId shy away, & Trumpeters wouId be attracted...Here is where I am with my Trumpeter swan decoy design- 48 feet of 1
inch chicken wire ( a whoIe roII), 2 wire hangers supporting the neck & the base of the neck, (one hanger taken apart, & the base of the
neck hanger just squished together...) One roII of SisaI (550 ft. just the thin heavy duty stuff)- the sisaI is going to get wrapped aII around
everything to give it aII support...At that point I wiII have to think about my next step...here we are so far...(Sun Feb 27, 2011)...
TRUMPETER SWAN DECOY PROGRESS REPORT!
Um, Big Note Update about the Trumpeter Swan Nest Design: (February 26, 2011 way after this instructionaI was written...)- OK, I have
been Iooking at the edge Ioops on the nest, which I Iove, but I think I am going to refine my next nest so that the fIuffy Ioops are not there
anymore...I am going to chain Iink the primary circIe, & just buiId the nest from there in the same manner, but no fIuffy Ioops around the
edges...I think JayTeeScott of (SimpIySuperbSwans in ScotIand, see Ieft hand bIog Iinks)) is actuaIIy right now that I refIect on his
comments, I was thinking he was taIking about the middIe web which is tight enough & wiII shrink in weather, but I reaIize the fIuffy edge
Ioops might be a hazard...So I am going to start again, prototype design number 5 is next, I wiII post when I can...!!! Sari
A note about Tempesta before the nest notes: (ooh also, go to groveontario.wordpress.com for more nest notes...)
http://www.torontolife.com/daily/informer/march-of-crimes/2010/05/25/charges-against-michael-bryant-dropped-cyclists'-outrage-not-so-much/ The
reason did this painting "Tempesta" relates to the article linked above...n the painting, there are actually 4 swans, a family, two parents & two children,
who Joseph & made friends with down at Toronto Harbour... While we were feeding this family of 4, a very aggressive seagull started competing with
the swans for food... had seen this before, but only in the context of one male swan & one aggressive seagull...Today it was different...One of the parents
went completely medieval on the seagull...The seagull was left stunned & drifting on the water, unable to fly for a long while after...We were all
shocked...The swan response was swift & harsh...& then it all came together...n the story of the politician & the cyclist, the most important feature of the
story was that the male politician was exiting from dinner WTH HS WFE...Because the mad cyclist attacked the politician while he was in an open car
with his wife, the politician was very very territorial...He was protecting his wife, like the swans were protecting their family...f you attack someone who is
with their family, they will defend, with greater strength & fervour than if they were alone...This was why did this painting, Tempesta, storm...t explains a
very particular situation that Torontonians faced just a short while back...Sari Grove Feb. 25, 2011...p.s. added another coat of dammar varnish
yesterday, so it is still drying...(will be less yellow when drier)...
Ok here is a finished Trumpeter swan nest...Note: the Sisal tightens up significantly in the cold wet weather here, so gaps will be less...much
less...safer...Also, you can put this nest into the crotch of a tree or strap it to large flat rocks near a beach for other species of birds & waterbirds...You
can also put straw on top if you'd like to make it even more cosy... Barley straw is high in magnesium & will offset mercury in the water supply if it falls into
water- so it is good for your pond or lake...You can also dig a crevice into beach sand, place the nest in the groove, & also surround it with rocks to
provide a wind protector...You can stake the nest in the ground to prevent it from moving or being taken...Put wild bird seed on the nest to attract
waterbirds initially...Sisal is straw from agave plant leaves by the way- biodegradeable & environmentally friendly...
Ok, here is how you begin to make a viable sustainable biodegradable environmentally friendly nest for your Trumpeter Swans...
My hula hoop is 4 feet in diameter...What you are looking at is 3 rolls of 1/4 inch SSAL which costs $3.00 for each 50 ft. roll at Canadian Tire in
Toronto... also cut snippets from one 550 foot thinner grade sisal roll ($4.27 a roll) to attach my ring to the hula hoop for when weave the centre of the
nest...
So, basically, you need one circle of sisal to act as the edge of the nest, then you take the leftover from that roll, plus the other two rolls & let the natural
loops form a fluffy loopy edge to your nest, so if the baby cygnets are inside the nest they know where the edge is...Also, the loopy edge looks nice-
though not entirely necessary...(but it really makes the whole nest idea look nesty)...f it is winter & you are budgeting, you can opt to leave your edge bare
& still have something warmer for your swans to sit upon instead of them sitting upon the ice...
Next will show you how to weave the middle part with a simple monkey chain knot...(um, hang on while get my gear)...(give me 15 minutes)...
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How to make the monkey chain knot to weave the Trumpeter Swan nest together
So, Here is the beginning... am just weaving that very simple monkey chain knot, & as go along, stick a loop through a chain that encounter & just
continue weaving that very same knot, until get to the end of a roll of sisal, then wherever end up, knot it securely & leave some sisal dangling so it
won't come undone...Messy is good...Don't overthink this- in fact, don't think at all...t is very meditative to do this & don't forget to wear gloves! Mine are
pink jersey from Canadian Tire garden department & cost around $7.99...
here is the finished trumpeter swan nest...sigh...about 8 hours yesterday & about 2 hours today...Total time =10 hours from start to finish...gee, someone
asked me if they could buy one...'ve been thinking how much to charge if did consider that...t's not the materials costs, it's the labour...10 hours of
weaving...Hmmm...Well, suppose it could get to be fewer hours if knew what was doing...Honestly, for the amount of work did...? think it would be
cheaper for somebody to try to make one themselves...'d have to start at 50 dollars an hour...500 dollars? Hmm...Not even sure 'd want to sell it for
that...besides the Trumpeter swans offer me more...What do they offer me? Love, joy, fresh air, friendliness, beauty, water, - the experience of being able
to get close to these gentle giants is worth much much more than any money...Also, have noticed, that me & the Trumpeters, are the same...We walk the
same walk, we are very big, we are always being looked at, we are strong, we can defend ourselves, we are part of a large family, we live in cold
weather, we have very big feet, we are tall, we are pretty, we are trying to survive like the rest of us, we need a large natural habitat to nest & rest in,
people think we are fine but we still need help, did mention we walk the same?
Ok, here is where am after about 3 hours... purchased my sisal rolls at around 3:00 pm this Sunday, walked home, had a drink, & got to work...t is now
around 6:40 pm, but have been taking drink breaks & posting this info online as go along- so it will be about 2-3 hours of work to get to this stage...
have used for the middle part of the nest, so far, 5 rolls of 50 foot Sisal (1/4 inch thickness at $3.00 a roll)... also used 3 rolls of this stuff for the edge of
the nest & the outer circle ring at the beginning...So total so far have used 8 rolls of 50 ft. sisal costing $3.00 each roll for grand total of $24.00 spent so
far...(My hula hoop by the way is 43 inches diameter, made for me to size by a nice lady who makes hula hoops found on ebay.ca)...(The bigger the hula
hoop the easier it is to hula)...
So , here am at 10:40 pm on Sunday night... took a short break for dinner Joseph brought me home from Jack Astor's near to Yonge & Bloor...So it
feels like 7 hours & 45 minutes since bought my supplies at 3 this afternoon...'ve been watching & listening to the Grammy awards, so it hasn't been
painful...You can see what have done here is weave in the thinner Sisal cord thru the weave of the thicker Sisal...This cleans the whole things up, filling in
gaps nicely, & looks pretty...Also, the thinner Sisal is easier on the hands, though decided to keep the gloves on... am going to finish the whole roll of
cord after this break, only because might as well...
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663230/talents-not-enough-how-tyler-hays-created-an-indie-furniture-empire Here's an afterthought about someone in the
design field, which is sort of what my nest is moving into... deas that latched onto me from this interview include the notion that something good may take
two or three years to take off & that for an artist in a lower rent city the art can get better because studio space is affordable...(mainly that low expenses
gives an artist greater freedom...)
http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2011/02/16/video-tony-cochran-featured-on-writers-talk/ Another interview, this one with a cartoonist...Salient point,
how the budding germ sprung from the rigidity of the nun's teachings caused the young boy to find ways to inject humour into his classmates' lives...Which
apparently created the impetus to continue to generate humour for those caught in rigid lives, as a career...(but interesting to see that this person changed
motivations each time he changed his surroundings... Which says to me that in order to change your interior you have to change your exterior...)
http://howtomakeacharpoy.blogspot.com/ How to make a charpoy...( a woven bed of sorts- was using this also for ideas on how to make different kinds
of shelters for waterbirds...not sure where this is going)...
http://www.designspongeonline.com/2011/02/stockholm-design-fair-chandelier-installation.html Totally awesome design idea: chandeliers restored with
mop heads!!!
http://gigirosenberg.com/ How to write grants, see the book!...
My helper friend...(Also is my husband, artist Joseph Grove)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/55312962/organic-sisal-bird-house-1 After made my Trumpeter swan nest, searched online for someone else who had tried
to do the same thing...Knotting with your hands...As it turns out couldn't find anything... did find this person on Etsy who makes these great crocheted
Sisal bird houses though for only $15 dollars each!



http://www.refresheverything.ca/groveontario
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

here is where am at with the trumpeter swan Outdoor sculpture... am thinking of letting the cement fondue cure for the next 30 days & then laying on a
final coat...
can't decide how am going to finish the top layer- plus maybe have to get permissions to finish the work on site- it is too heavy to finish at home
studio...
Thinking of doing a mix of this recipe:
Kings white mortar mix (which contains sand & limestone already) + AcryliBond acrylic resin cement bonder liquid+ either 3/4 inch glass fiber strands
(chopped strands from Kreitmaker in Toronto), or maybe, possibly, cut up steel wool if it is galvanized (hot dipped in zinc to rust-proof it)...Or 'm just
going to use Winterstone icing mix plus glass plus acrylic resin- costs more maybe, but more of a sure thing maybe...wed. may.18, 2011
http://www.refresheverything.ca/groveontario PIease Vote now for us to be abIe to continue feeding Trumpeter Swans...(voting is daiIy, one vote
per day can go to us, from May 1st to June 30th, 2011)...(The top 4 ideas get 5K)...
May 9, 2011: Doing the bottom...So far weight is 12 lbs. plus 1lb., +8.5 lbs, +8.5 lbs. +2 lbs. + 33 lbs + 4.5 lbs. = 69.5 lbs. total weight )Ok, picture is
showing not quite the full 69.5 lbs. still have about 15 lbs to add here...)
Materials: Apoxie Sculpt super white, black, JB weld 2 part epoxy putty, Winterstone Sculpting material, 1/2 inch & 1/4 inch glass fibres for strength, 48
feet chicken wire, Sisal rope, 3 coat hangers unraveled...
Subject: a Trumpeter Swan Size: 70 inches long by 30 inches wide by 30 inches high (actually probably more than that now, this was measured before
put on sculpting material on armature so...)
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The video shows a Trumpeter Swan Outdoor pubIic art scuIpture that we are working on now ... (adding a new materiaI caIIed
Winterstone)...
Tempesta 36x48x2-1/4" oil on canvas by Sari Grove 2011 for sale
Magnolia 36x48X1-3/4" oil on canvas by Sari Grove 2010 for sale
Swanee 70x30x30" Outdoor Public Art Sculpture work in progress
Artificial Trumpeter swan nest prototype 15 rolls 1/4" Sisal
Above are some works by Sari...
(This is a Globe & Mail comment wrote about Multiple Sclerosis & the new-fangled surgical procedures):
People in hot sunny climates don't get MS... Which points to Vitamin D as a huge factor in prevention & cure... Before signing up for an expensive &
potentially dangerous procedure, biotherapy options should be attempted... To be clear, what mean is that someone with multiple sclerosis should be
sitting outside in a bathing suit every day with coconut oil on & getting a long deep dark tan... The natural Vitamin D from the sun should help enormously...
f it is winter, or you live in a dark place, then you can order Vitamin D patches online, you can chew Vitamin D chews available from your local drugstore,
or you can take an oral supplement... The zinc content from light is significant enough to re-balance lead excess in the thyroid- the light acts as a natural
chelator of lead...
response; t is not that the sun is not helping you in Mexico, but an additional factor peculiar to your country which is unusual...For much longer than other
countries, Mexico kept using leaded gasoline...t is that lead content in your bloodstream that is hampering the sun's cure...You will still benefit from
sunlight, but you have much more additional lead in your system than people from countries where lead fuels were banned...
cure for cancer: Madagascar Periwinkle contains vinpocetine the active ingredient in chemotherapy, you can buy it over the counter as a tea...Cure for
cancer



"Tempesta" 3ft. by 4ft. oiIs by Sari Grove, (stiII wet & yeIIowish right now), a preview bit about
in a video...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Tempesta still drying on January 24, 2011, not finished yet, though am...sigh...oils on linen 36 x 48 x 2-1/4" 2011GroveCanada
f North American covered sports stadiums allowed Trumpeter Swans in, in the winter months, the swans could fly & keep warm... about 12 hours
ago via Mobile Web Twitter.com/GroveCanada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid Read about Euclid- math & art are neighbours you know!
Today, Sunday January 23 (this is an edit), fed bird seed to 6 Trumpeter swans at Bluffer's park at the bottom of Brimley road on Lake Ontario...There
was L02 who is friendly & a little skittish, H11 who sat right in front of me & happily ate from a pile of bird seed at my feet, & 50 who was afraid at first of
the bird seed but after some talking from me decided to go ahead & try it...There was one under a year old Trumpeter swan also eating on the shore but
was untagged as of yet, & then two younger untagged ones still with the dusty grey colour of youth who were happy to swim in the unfrozen part of the lake
& were too shy to come in... should note someone left several breadlike pretzel things but they had completely frozen & the swans were not able to eat
them...f you do bring bread, make sure it is in small pieces & stick around to feed it from your hands so it doesn't freeze on the ground first... get wild bird
seed in 18Kg or 15Kg bags from Canadian Tire at Danforth & Main, on sale for $12.99 Canadian for a 18Kg bag...The wild bird seed is cheap & very
very nutritious & all the waterbirds know it & are happy to eat it & they don't fight over the bird seed like they fight over bread... am not sure where Hamlet
& Ophelia are who live at Bluffer's year round (S08, & O83)...But am sure they are fine...Please feed waterbirds in winter, it can make the difference
between life or death...
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Please Note: the finished work when dry, will have a colder,bluer tone...Sari
ArtMajeur.com "Tempesta"a bit about the style...
Stereoblindness in artists Ugh, already have synesthesia, coming from my grandpa being a sports photographer & my grandma being a pianist- see
sounds...Today took a pic of myself to check a hairdo question( am letting my roots grow in, to heck with highlights) with my mom & saw in the pic that
my right eye seems to be not complete friends with my left eye...Ok, time for a vacation from painting! knew was tired but wasn't sure why...My eyes! My
eyes are tired... won't start a new work for a while...'m going to rest on my new laurel Tempesta for a while...
The current spate of ADD-like attention spans makes the argument that someone talks too much popular right now...What find is that people seem to
have less patience for any sort of discussion beyond 140 words...This lack of patience is ruder to me...Some subjects require explanation, particularly if
delicate or complex...Also, there is nothing more boring than going to a dinner party & sitting with a lump who doesn't talk...The assumption that a talkative
person is insecure is also false...Many alphas are talkers...Think of some Presidents...Talking, communicating, is not a bad thing...Those who are too
impatient to listen may be missing out on some new learning...Listening is a habit that needs to be cultivated... have happily listened to many an hour long
lecture in university (well 45 minutes)...t is a muscle that needs to be developed...



Recipe for a Trumpeter Swan Nest...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

The final prototype will be like this one, but with a much bigger diameter...How to: make a Sisal ring that is 4 feet in diameter, wrap the edges loosely in
big loopy swirls with 3 more 50 ft. rolls of 1/4 inch sisal, then using another roll of sisal weave a web in the middle using a simple monkey chain knot
(videos on how a monkey chain knot works are easy to find online, or see link below)... will try to post a video of me weaving the middle part to show
how...(thin cotton gloves might be useful to protect your hands)...
Hi, have been working on a new alternate design for Trumpeter swan nests, here is a link http://groveontario.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/how-to-make-a-
trumpeter-swan-nest/
The thing is about my earlier design using straw, is that if you happen to live in a city it can be hard to get a bale of straw- & my designs are really for
others to copy & use in their local area, since the more people make & put out nests, the more our Trumpeters can find & use them...
Sisal is easy to buy, relatively cheap & is both biodegradable & environmentally friendly...
Here is a link to a letter to the parks department about putting out nests & some of the issues involved...
http://blog.grovecanada.fm/2011/02/11/making-trumpeter-swan-nests-in-ontario-of-sisal--weaving.aspx
(here is the main blog page of that blog) http://blog.grovecanada.fm
Vote for this idea at : http://pep.si/gswYKo
*http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-pets-livestock-for-sale-Straw-for-sale-W0QQAddZ254921729 1000 straw bales for $2.50 each bale...(by the way, a 550 foot roll
of thinner sisal is about $5.00, you only need half a roll at most to roll around your donut re-shaped bale of straw to keep the straw secure in that
donut/wreath shape...so your total cost per nest is $5.00)(just toss some loose straw into the middle once you have placed your donut, for a floor)...
*Sisal (biodegradable-environmentally friendly): 1/4" 50 ft. $3.00 (or thinner grade sisal is $5.00 for 550 ft. which can be used for two nests)...
*Take 9 feet of loose straw, form into a donut shape, with centre hole 3 feet or bigger...
*Wrap Sisal cord around loose straw to hold straw into the donut shape...
*Knot Sisal when straw is nicely into a very large donut shape...
*Done!
*Take straw donut to a nice place near to water, possibly near long grasses, away from dogs, possibly on an island, or in a marsh area where Trumpeter
Swans like to swim...
*Place Straw donut in that nice place & if you like add:
* loose straw in the middle of the donut as a floor/ or * wild bird seed to attract the swans initially & bring loose straw for the floor next time...
*Pat yourself on the back...Vote for this design at http://www.refresheverything.ca/grovecanada , Voting ends February 28, 2011, if we win we get 5K to
build 1000 Trumpeter Swan nests at $5.00 apiece...
Link: http://conservepaintings.wordpress.com/ f you need art conservation consultation, like, why is there "bloom" on my painting(varnish laid on too
quickly?, freezing cold climate?), or, can remove "Frass"(frass is insect poo, looks rusty red) from the linen matting?
http://www.classicreader.com/book/216/61/ Today Seth Godin mentioned a story...here is the link to the full story...You really have to read the whole thing
to understand the point...A little about not stealing from the little guy who works for you...( more like, honour & reward your employees well, for they could
make or break you in the future...)(especially in this day & age where companies are choosing to fire senior execs in order to replace them with lower
wage newbies...not a good move by the way...)



The most disgusting thing about Td Canada trust's baIance protection insurance on the Td
Visa credit card is:
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

:that when you don't have any money, when you owe them money on your Td Visa credit card, when you are carrying a balance, THAT is when the
extra money for this useless premium gets tacked on- when you are in debt.
BALANCE PROTECTON NSURANCE ON TD VSA CREDT CARD:
n January of 2004, was sold balance protection insurance on my Td Visa card while calling in to re-activate my card. was NOT told that self-
employed people were excluded from the policy. did not receive anything in writing concerning the policy, & because it only appears on statements if
you carry a balance, nothing came up on my credit card statements indicating anything about this policy.So forgot even had this.n August of 2011,
my husband discovered a charge on my credit card that merely said "Balance Protection (the word "insurance does not get printed on the statement).
suppose this is how we both missed these charges on our statements. called to claim an unauthorized charge & found out that had this weird
insurance policy, & that $2,684.70 plus interest had been taken from my Td Visa card over the years, without me realizing it.That is when found out that
self-employed people cannot make a claim.( had thought at the time of discovering this policy, that might make a claim anyway, to get my monies
back). asked for a refund. have been refused 4 times- once by Td nsurance ndra Satram, once by Td nsurance Michael Brunette, once by Assurant
Solutions the underwriter Michael Castonguay, once by Mireille Mishriky the associate Td bank ombudsperson in Montreal.
have been told by the OLH (The Ombudservice for Life & health nsurance) that deserve a refund based on the fact that a self-employed person is
excluded from the policy & that should not have been sold this policy. have been told by a lawyer that the contract is "Void Abinitio or void from the
beginning, & that all monies should be rescinded back to the original position. am also now aware of thousands & thousands of other people who have
been MSSOLD credit card protection insurance. found out credit insurance called PP in England (payment protector insurance) has been BANNED in
ENGLAND. found several class action lawsuits in the States where money is being refunded to consumers as we speak.For example, Providien
refunded over a 100 million dollars in 2001 in San Francisco alone in payment protection insurance that was missold.n fact the main brunt of all these
cases is that the policy was sold to people who do NOT qualify to make a claim.These include the self-employed, the jobless, seasonal workers, part-
time workers, students, the retired, thoe who did not have a job when saying yes over the phone, those already disabled when they said yes.
This balance protection insurance brings in millions of dollars of revenue to banks, while not having to pay out any claims, since most people they sell to
cannot qualify to make a claim.t is time for Canadians to take action against credit protection insurance, & refund monies back to those who have been
cheated.One of the worst parts about balance protection insurance is that it only charges you when you are in debt- thus adding to your debt load.
When we discovered this charge recently, we realized our only debt was the entire cost of the very very expensive premiums accrued over the years.
$2,684.70 plus interest was the whole debt load we were carrying- on a product that was supposed to help relieve us of debt in the event that we couldn't
pay back our credit card ourselves.Both my husband & check our statements- it is not from laziness that we didn't flag these charges before.t is
carefully buried at the bottom of statements, & because the word "insurance is not used, it looks like a banking fee- like an annual fee or some
transaction fee.The whole thing is carefully designed to deceive.Please regulate if you can. myself have already helped others by publishing
information that have learned on my blogs or websites- but am still stymied by TD Canada trust bank's unwillingness to admit their mistake &
wrongdoing.(AS a sidenote, BMO Bank of Montreal has been giving refunds regularly to those who complain- it appears that BMO is aware of the
corruption & is trying to make amends.TD bank no.But there are other banks in the Canadian market still selling this thing.t is wrong & it has to
stop.)
have contacted other agencies about this, & am trying to be thorough by contacting the Competition Bureau. read a favorable article by Ellen
Roseman about Melanie Aitken & decided to write here.
The Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, Ursula Menke, can be of help too.The FCAC handles Federal complaints which
are necessary because banks try to slime out of FSCO (Financial Services Commission of Ontario) penalties by citing that the Bank Act supersedes the
provincial body.ronically, TD bank has also slimed out of OBS(Ombudsman for Banking & nvestment Services) jurisdiction recently (NOV. 1st, 2011),
by getting an exclusion from government regulation.TD bank now says to forward problems to the privately owned ADR Chambers company- who have
no systemic punishment capability & who you can pay to get better service.Can you spell "JOKE ?.My advice is to hire a lawyer & sue them hard till
they bleed honesty & repentance.




If I Were a FIavor
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Wilfie & Nell Scotch Eggs & Beer Cocktails
Pink Grapefruit Scotch: anti-cancer combined with magnesium which removes mercury from the gallbladder.




Seaweed, tubercuIosis:
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

http://www.gaiaresearch.co.za/kelp.html Seaweed!!!
Ok, so seaweed contains iodine.Alot.n a Japanese restaurant a seaweed salad is called WAKAME salad.
Titanium is found in rocks.odine comes from the water rushing over those rocks.Remember that Titanium cleans aluminum out of your system?
Out of your lymph nodes & lungs?
Too much aluminum, which is like potassium ( a clogger), is related to lung problems, like tuberculosis.
So.f you have tuberculosis, you need to rid your body of excess aluminum (aluminum is found in Bauxite mines by the way).
To rid your lungs & lymph nodes of aluminum, you need to add TTANUM to your life.
One way to do that is to eat alot of seaweed salad.You can get organic dried seaweed at the Whole Foods market.or elsewhere.
Seaweed contains iodine, which is similar to titanium.Almost the same thing.
am going to add this point.Titanium, or iodine, is found in chemotherapy drugs.t gets rid of cancer, cancer being merely an excess of birth control
pills, birth control patches, birth control injections, in the body of a girl or inherited from the mother at childbirth, or passed to the husband during
marriage.
So to get iodine, titanium, chemo in the body, one will get rid of cancer.
As a by the way, madagascar periwinkle, an herb you drink as a tea, contains titanium, iodine, chemo, anti-cancer properties.They call it
vinpocetine.Different words, which can be confusing, but essentially the same thing.
You can get Madagascar periwinkle for cheap at Herbies Herbs in Toronto on Queen street or order online.You can get a titanium rutile strand of
beads on ebay for cheap.You can eat seaweed salads.(not as cheap, depends where you go.)
f you take too much iodine you can get different problems.Like people who got too much chemotherapy.That is not good either.Looks like
anorexia & your eyes bulge out.So be gentle with your body.
But these are ways to avoid hospitals & doctors & endless money spending on cancer treatments.But you have to be smart & judicious about
quantity & care for yourself.Totally worth it though.
Love Sari & Joseph.
As another by the way, cement mixtures often contain perIite which contains aIuminum.If you were wondering how you got Iung
probIems Iike tubercuIosis which is an aIuminum probIem, I wouId point to cement dust construction work-the aIuminum in the cement mix
went into your Iungs.
Titanium is your remedy: titanium is aIso found in rutiIe, iImenite, titanite, sphene, which are rocks or mineraIs.You couId buy any of those
& wear it as a pendant next to your skin, which niceIy hangs down to your Iungs.Or eat aIot of seaweed.which contains iodine which
has titanium in it.AIso, stop buiIding things made of cement!!! (Ok, I am maybe taIking to myseIf here too, big hypocrite making
ferrocement scuIptures! Sigh.).



p.s. milk thistle cleans out your liver & cures the common cold.A nice present for your always coughing alcoholic friends this Christmas.You can get
it as capsules or liquid.Totally unrelated to the iodine thing.
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Hi, 'm Sari.'m an artist.first sale in 1993, so 18 years now pro.Am working in Ferrocement sculpture this 2011.Might weave some more Trumpeter
swan nests so they don't have to just sit on ice.Married to Joseph Grove.He's an artist too.t's like living with a thunderstorm.Our bengal lady cats
are intact.That means something to me




Step by step...materiaIs...a painting...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Note to self: am not here to provide you with lower price options... am not here to accommodate the fact that you spent all of your money on your
university education, on renting a retail space, on your car, your tv set, your stereo, your computer, your suit... am a full time artist & this is all do to make
a living... paint paintings...beautiful paintings...Do you really think want to be in the business of selling to you multiple prints at cheap prices? Do you
think it will satisfy my soul to photograph my originals to make prints so that you can buy an image of my work at a fraction of the cost of the original? How
many prints do you think am going to have to sell to make ends meet? n order to make 6 thousand dollars back (the cost of an original right now), have
to sell maybe 60 prints at 100 dollars apiece- but that is if keep all the profit & have no overhead...More like, 60 prints at 200 dollars apiece cost to you,
get to keep half that...Maybe...But you have to see them in a gallery don't you? So give the gallery a 1/3 commission...So now need to sell 60 prints at
$300 dollars apiece, gallery get $100, printer gets $100, get $100...But you'd like to see some framed...You'd also prefer if maybe they were at least
matted...Wrapped in plastic...& you want a typed piece of paper attached, with my name & biography & maybe a picture of me & a story & something
about the painting...Plus a price tag of course...Maybe a card on the wall telling the materials used, are they archival, acid free, sustainable wood
paper...? Of course, have to get into that gallery which means have to make friends, send jpeg's of my work, get interviewed, maybe sign a
contract...Your print is now $400.00...(the extra $100 is just going to pay for all of that stuff...) The government in Ontario adds 13%...So, let's see, your bill
is $452.00 now...You will have to pay for parking, maybe a babysitter, coffee or a snack on the way, time...t's really going to be a $500.00 purchase for
you, including the fact that you still have to hang the print, maybe buy a leveller, a nail or hanging device, a hammer...Kind of alot of money for a
print...Ooops, is it signed by me? Make sure you get it signed...because that is an investment right? That one of 60 prints, is actually maybe one of 600
prints, since maybe the artist needed to do a bigger print run to cover printing setup overhead...Wow! Your print is number 392/600 ! That should be
worth, hmmm, maybe $500 dollars someday! Yes, that's about it...
Here's how really see it...Art is like a Mercedes Benz...t is special...t is expensive... want one... don't want anyone else to have one...Just me...t makes
me feel special...t is unique...t is a symbol that have attained wealth, a signifier...A goal of sorts...Not everybody can have a Mercedes Benz...But when
you do get one, it makes you feel good...Like you are a part of a club...
This is just a metaphor...t is also a story really written for me to remind myself why am not doing prints...Why am selling my originals & that is all... keep
forgetting why...This is a reminder to self...Keep telling me this, keep slipping...
Thought: nterview the gallery owner (3 points)...1)Look for a long memory...Ask the gallery owner memory questions...Vaguely reference old movies or tv
shows & say " do you remember who played the guy on Three's Company?"(John Ritter) or some other slightly vague old question...See where their
brain is at...Do they read? "What was that Milan Kundera book they made into a movie?" (The unbearable lightness of being)...Ask art history
questions...f the gallery owner has memory problems, it will affect their work...Selling art is a memory game...Old potheads will have problems, which will
hurt you as an artist if you choose to work with them...(Also people who regularly pop sleeping pills or painkillers or even just aspirins)... 2)s the owner a
good communicator? Or do they clam up? Talking is pretty essential to sales...A gallery owner who doesn't like to talk might not want to be in sales as a
career...(This is not the same as knowing when to be silent) Also, check their hearing by speaking softly- not talking much can be a sign of hearing
troubles, not a good trait in someone who needs to be a good listener too...3) What is turn around time from an email question? Does it take the gallery
owner a couple of hours or a couple of days to answer your email? This will be the same with clients...
What does an artist wear? Well, my clothes are from Sweet-Additions...(The yellow paint in the middle of my top is oil paint, not part of the
design...btw)...The belt is just the nicest belt in the world...My long sleeve tops are all designed by Katydid (available at Sweet-Additions)...The back of
the tops are even more ornate than the fronts... find that sparkly clothing catches people's eyes more & then we talk & sell them something...Even if
have to hand wash in the bathtub because of the rhinestones...t also seems to keep Joseph's eye from wandering...Well, mostly, it helps him to find me
in a crowded room...
http://www.sweet-additions.com/
Um, like, omigosh!!! How MANY people are out there taking photographs of things & then painting from photographs & calling themselves artists????
Then selling this work...? Ugh...Gross... mean, just blog post after blog post of perfectly rendered traced paintings...Like... mean...C'mon...Take some
time, like 4 years or so & learn how to draw...Practice...Like really...t doesn't come all at once...Even the best were shitty for a long time...Just work at
it...But for Gosh sakes don't compromise by tracing from photos...Ok, rant over...Carry on...
p.s. Are you an Ebay snob? This is regarding us having one of our paintings listed on ebay.ca... Honestly, whenever have had a listing on ebay, my
name pops up at the top right of every search engine... used to have to pay Google Adwords to have that position, which stopped when Google
Adwords got too expensive...Something like a dollar a hit...So now, use ebay... have one listing ( which costs one time less than 5 dollars, but don't
have to pay every time you click on the ad), which keep indefinitely up, at a Buy Now price, & whenever someone looks for my name they can find me
easily... also am aware of all the really great unique things was able to buy myself using ebay.ca ...f it is good enough for me to buy from, it is good
enough for me to sell from...( do also use a variety of other selling points, this is only one basket among many...but not to be degraded...)
So, the stretcher bars are 2-1/4 inches deep... got 2 x 36 inch bars & 2 x 48 inch bars, in poplar, from RexArt in Florida, plus one 36 inch cross
brace...My hammer use as a wood mallet, by putting on rubber cane tips which got from Canadian Tire...The black steel carpet tacks are also from
Canadian Tire...(used to hold the linen down at back)...The B.C. Gold tree nails use to temporarily hold the linen down, then re-stretch it after a few days
more permanently...Note: Though stretched the linen with my bare hands this time, have bought canvas pliers, & the next time will use them to pull the
linen tighter...(Cotton & linen are different in terms of hygroscopability- meaning linen changes alot more than cotton in humid weather...)
The linen is usually too big, so will cut down the back edges so it is not so floppy...Kitchen scissors from Canadian Tire...
We have been feeding swans for over six months now, so know my subject... sketched from memory into a sketch pad one night, & then took 4 of
those sketches & enlarged them & put them together onto the sized linen... sized the linen with several coats of Liquitex Clear gesso which is very
nice...The sketch here was laid down with Sennelier oil pastels...(from aswexpress.com)
My swans overlap, so have done a Venn diagram type of resolve...Because this is intricate, am colouring in my lines using Kama Pigments walnut oil
sticks from Montreal...(you have to ask for them specially)...There is a clear gel sticky layer on top of the oil pastel drawing- that is M. Graham walnut
alkyd medium, which is used to make walnut oil paints dry faster- instead of mixing it one by one with each walnut oil colour, laid a thin coat over the
whole painting as a base...Let it dry & you can paint over...review: as a review of the walnut alkyd medium would say this: yes, the walnut oil paint did dry
faster, But, did not like the plasticky look of the paint film when dry...Walnut oil, because it dries slow, leaves a really thick gorgeous loose paint film-
when you speed up drying time you tighten the film which makes it look plasticky...The faster the drying time of a paint, the tighter the film, the more
plasticky something looks... wouldn't recommend this for the next time...
Filling in the colours along the lines in Kama Pigments oil sticks...This takes a while... am not used to intricate detail work so this is tiring for me
mentally...
Sigh...Yes, am getting somewhere with this...But where am ? This painting is different from my normal style... think it is all the extra iron have added to
my diet...
t is getting so mathematical...s this me? (feels like Escher or some other mathematical person, but not me...)
Added some navy rain in kama pigments walnut oil paint...Still confused...At this point got some copper tacks (Charvin) from Jerry's Artarama &
hammered them into the side edges to add support...they look nice...Laid kama pigments.com walnut oil paint on top of the kama oil stick...Alternated
between using a knife & my gloved fingers, since don't use animal hair brushes or turpentines in my method
Ok...Hmmm...What happened here was got 4 different bottles of schmincke bronze powders for oil paints, dropped some eco-house dammar varnish
onto the swans, then dribbled the bronze pigments on each swan, spread a bit with gloves...(these were biodegradable gloves-which was a really stupid
idea on my part- anyways...)
Those wooden things sticking out from the back of my sailboat (canvas) are stuck into holes in the stretcher bars , which makes the linen tighter...Those
silver metal thingies are Best Corner keys which actually have screws in the middle which you can turn to make the thing expand thus also tightening your
linen...Spraying the back with a little water will tighten your linen too...Possibly not trying to do everything yourself might make for a tighter canvas- but of
course, you won't feel as proud of yourself...'d restretch the whole thing, but that might be an exercise in futility so am restraining myself...Truth is it is
humid here right now & when it dries out a bit things will be better...
Ugh...Sorry the lighting is sooo yellow ...When this is ready will cart it outside for a proper photo shoot... am still short one more layer of gold with
dammar, plus the edges need to be done in that too... am now 9 days past my deadline officially, & it looks like a while before am done...( gave myself
6 months for this work...)
Ok, what you are looking at is the back corner of my stretched linen canvas...The metal thingy is called a BEST corner key, & it has two bolts in the
middle that can turn...To tighten your canvas, you screw the bolts, one in one direction, the other in the other direction, which makes them move, & open
up...By pushing this little piece apart, it pushes on the stretcher bar to expand it...This expansion helps to tighten up your linen canvas...Note: use two
tools to do this, a micro-expandable wrench & a mini-lineman's pliers, one to hold one bolt still, the other to turn the other bolt... found with just one tool,
the two bolts kept moving together, which wasn't expanding anything...So you have to isolate one bolt while turning the other...The wrench & pliers cost
me $6.99 & $9.99 respectively, so it didn't hurt much...
The corner wood piece jutting out fits into a hole in the back of the stretcher bar...This one has not been hammered in yet... have hammered this wood
piece in today & am now the proud owner of a tightly stretched piece of linen...(squirting water at the back helped too)...
have to say, stretching linen is a big job...But am so proud of myself, that highly recommend people trying to do this themselves- just for the self-
happiness ...
So here am with Tempesta on January 12, 2011... took dry gold pigment from kama pigment & put that into a clear squeeze ketchup bottle, added
some eco-house dammar varnish, shook it up, & squirted that on the edges of Tempesta so the painting has a gold edge so you can hang it
unframed...The edges are 2-1/4 inch thick so you really don't want to put a frame... also dribbled a bit of the golden mixture in the very foreground to
make it look like there is a sandy golden beach right in front of the swans...This also helps to blend the edge colour in to the painting...Letting this dry for
a week, then one last total coat of eco-dammar & might be done...Whew!
Ok here we are on January 14, 2011, added a final coat of eco-house dammar varnish with gloves on my hands to spread the eco-dammar & squirted it
on with a clear squeezy ketchup bottle to control the flow...Now it just has to dry...Whew! This was the most difficult painting have ever done...At the
moment, am quitting painting, forever...Joseph agrees...Even he is tired from this one...
Squirted straight from the tube a yellow walnut oil paint from Kama Pigments.com on the back to indicate title, size, date, & my name...
Today, went to Currys & got a package of Best Corner Keys, which are metallic corner brackets that have screws in the middle so you can expand or
contract your stretcher bars...Screwed them in with my big muscles & am thrilled...Sprayed the back of the linen with some water to try to tighten it up a
bit...
Got some gold metallic dry pigment from Kama Pigments.com Montreal & am going to mix some up in ketchup bottles got from ebay.ca (Texas) with
some more eco-house dammar varnish from Wyndham art supplies to do the edges in gold shiny...
Sari Grove
p.s. am planning to use some of the gold metallic with dammar at the bottom front to add some sand at the foreground...
t's been over six months now...sigh...'m tired...'m going to take a break after this painting...
Oh, & stuck a FineArt Registry.com security tag on the back & registered the work early in case it got stolen from the studio or something stupid
happened...( keep tags on hand...)
Today is January 11th, 2011: received some more eco-house dammar varnish from Wyndham Art Supplies in Guelph (Thanks Helen for expediting the
shipment)! So, put on my dust mask from Curry's, put on my Oakly clear dartboard style sunglasses, put on my non-latex gloves, added some dry gold
pigment with a knife into a clear squeezy ketchup bottle, added some eco-dammar to the mix, shook it up well, & squirted & with my gloves, painted all
the edges of "Tempesta"...When done, laid the painting flat & squirted in the same gold-dammar mix, a thin sandy beach in the foreground of the
painting, & a few contrast lines in swan on the left...This all should dry for about a week then can put a final clear coat of eco-dammar...Then am
done...This is taking me closer to 7 months rather than 6...Hmmm... wonder if should add a whole thousand dollars to the final selling price to justify the
extra time & materials? usually go at a thousand dollars per month of work on a painting- which is low enough so am not completely crazy just working
non-stop...Hmmm. let's see how it looks when done...



WeII, I had another birthday...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

So today turned 45...
didn't tell anybody, you can understand why...
'm glad the day is over...Please don't mention it to me later...
On the up side... Argh... turned 45... So much for trying to write a blog post... will try to do something about this one tomorrow... 'm too miserable for
clarity right now... mean 45? Are you serious?
feel awful...Maybe it will get better...so far it's terrible...
Ok, it is now tomorrow, will try again:
New things & old things that still work...(hover over "gap" to see pink hotIinks-I'm not sure how the Iinks are not showing, but when you hover
over each recommendation they appear in pink...Must have cIicked something?Ok, fixed it- the Iinks font was in the same coIour as the
background green- must have hit a button Iast time...)...
Kagi makes Doubletake which pastes together your pictures into one, you can also make panoramas if you take sequential
pictures...http://echoone.com/doubletake/
Been seriously considering getting a bunch of long sleeve compression tops for winter...These ones come with free printing too... could get "Sari" printed
on all of them, so people would remember my name...Like Laverne on Laverne & Shirley...Remember when Laverne took off several layers of clothing &
each layer had her name embroidered on the front? http://www.thegraphicedge.com/catalog/item.asp?i=3360 The Graphic Edge...
UHaul has this nice furniture dolly that could help me move my over 75 lb. Trumpeter Swan sculpture
"Swanee"...http://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/Moving-lifting-tools/Furniture-Dolly?id=8413
Home hardware has this dolly http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Hardware/Builders/Trucks-Dollies/Trucks-Dollies/TRUCK-UTLTY-
4WHEEL/_/N-2pqfZ67l/Ne-67n/No-24/Ntk-All_EN/R-5410283?Ntt=dolly&Num=0 which costs more, but is made of PVC so maybe it is better?
Petsmart carries Calcium Carbonate sand, which is almost the same as crushed marble dust-so if you mix the sand with cement you can sculpt! (Also
called Aragonite Sand)...Comes in different colours too!
http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?s=D-StorePrice-PET&sr=1&origkw=sand&categoryd=2769277&pg=1&searchSort=TRUE
Latex Concrete Habitats , book http://www.amazon.com/Latex-Concrete-Habitat-Albert-Knott/dp/1412039975 am going to try mixing mineral silicate
paints with cement instead of latex, because silicates come from sand & are more eco than latex...But got the basic principle(mixing paint with cement)
from this book , plus the hyperbolic paraboloid design was something had been sketching but didn't have the confidence to use until saw this...
BioOne is where read articles from the Waterbird Society...& more... http://www.bioone.org/ if you join the Waterbird society, you get to read the journals
free there(just the Waterbird one)(but you can read everybody else's abstracts free, which is often enough to get the idea)...
Cooliris helps you display a wall of content nicely... http://www.cooliris.com/developer/documentation/?p=content (like your Youtube feed)...
40x50" laundry bags to store & ship your art...http://www.ebay.ca/itm/40-x-50-Commercial-Grade-200D-Nylon-Laundry-Bags-/220757180157?
pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item79146cc770#ht_1847wt_1141 This link may expire cause it is an ebay one...oh well...get it while you can...
A Notary Public can do all sorts of things way cheaper than a lawyer...Like if a gallery closes with your art in it & you don''t have a written contract, go to a
Notary Public after writing out a statement of how your work came to be in the gallery, the whole deal, & get the Notary to witness & stamp it...Then give a
copy to the landlord or whoever is trying to keep your art...t cost us like $12.50 & worked like a charm...(it worked- charms don't work for me
actually...Let's just say it worked...)http://www.toronto-notary-public.com/?gclid=CNme8ZTm46oCFSF15Qodcyhl9Q
Herban Cowboy shaving cream in a tub...We buy a case of it at a time & Rock Bottom deals carries it for the price of a song (ok a song on iTunes, not the
real cost of a song, which is like 30 grand, anyway)
http://www.rockbottomdeals.biz/
Pizap is a great place to upload a background photo, then add a cutout of your sculpture in the setting...You can also paint over photos which is neat if you
are doing a sculpture & want to see how different colours look on it...Free...http://www.pizap.com/pizap.php?width=1453
Sherri Warner Hunter: http://www.sherriwarnerhunter.com/index.htm The person who writes books & tells on her websites how exactly to do ferrocement
sculpture in words that are comprehensible...!
An artist shows how ferrocement sculptures are made...http://www.deborahsilver.com/blog/?tag=concrete-garden-sculpture Cool Dogs!
Sculpture Supply Canada has sculpture supplies & does casting...http://www.sculpturesupply.com/index.php
ArtBizCoach http://www.artbizcoach.com/ Click the word "Join" to see the "artist.conspiracy" option on the site...For a low monthly fee you can get
awesome artist coaching...



A foIIow-up on my Iook into Agent Orange...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Tempesta 3x4ft. oils 2011 S.Grove
(This all is about Agent Orange remedies)...
A pretty long time ago, met a nice artist on Twitter & we chatted & looked at her works of art & she looked at my works of art & when visited her Bio
page she wrote about her husband who had served in Vietnam & had been exposed to Agent Orange...
...& then decided that was going to look into the subject...because had some time, & was curious & because sometimes a fresh eye can solve a
problem...
burrowed deeply into the subject & came up with a pile of complicated connections & loose ties...
published answers that came up with on my previous blog, in a meandering & difficult to understand blog post... Then put it aside, because time
provides perspective on research... Plus it was enough for now...
thought 'd write a short summation of some of my thoughts on Agent Orange as see it today...
These short thoughts am going to offer as remedy, rather than focussing on cause & causal relations...
So here goes...
1)cheapest remedy: the anti-psychotic family that resembles lead in the body- sometimes called lithium, zyprexa, or whatever they call it now... This
category is a cheap solution... A public fix... Lead counteracts zinc in the thyroid... t settles down the inbalance... You can get a prescription for lithium
from a doctor- often a psychiatrist... Spend the dollar at the drug store on a pill splitter... Whatever the prescription is, cut the pill in half, then half again...
Doctors usually overdose these things, which just screws you up worse... Take the lowest possible amount, only when you are feeling jittery... Just enough
to take away the jangles, not more... Just enough to get to sleep, not anesthetize you... This stuff gathers in your system, so stop taking it after a while... f
you don't, you get tardive dyskinesia, which is not fun... Anyway, this is not my favorite solution...Oops, forgot to say this... Lepidolite is a bead form of
lithium that you can buy on ebay as jewellery or raw beads does the same thing as oral lithium with fewer side effects, cheaper & you can take it off if you
get too drowsy... Every untreated "bipolar" person should have a lepidolite bead bracelet handy...(btw, most bipolar is just bad anemia & can be
remedied by treating it that way)...Anyways, a lepidolite beaded bracelet is a better way to get your lithium... & you don't need a doctor to get one!
2)ron... ron is a better option... A really safe way to get iron is to Not take it orally...t is easy to overdose on oral iron...Your poo turns black... t is
dangerous... You may not know this but if you wear a bracelet or a necklace or an anklet against your skin that is made of iron, your body will accept that...
ron in jewellery form is called pyrite... Sometimes people call it marcasite... You can get a pyrite bracelet, male or female style, on etsy.com for under 20
dollars... Pick something that fits & that isn't terrible looking, & wear it all the time... Sleep in it... Shower in it... Don't take it off... You will start to feel better
almost immediately... ron balances out manganese... High manganese levels cause kookiness... The iron will balance out the kooky thoughts... You will
feel more solid in your thinking... This is a medium level costing remedy, & is a pretty good option...
3)B12... B12 is great for repairing damaged tissues... Like whiplash damage, or back pain damage... B12 is great... Again, oral B12 is not my first
choice... Here is another thing that you can get that will let your body absorb B12 well... Copal Amber comes in bead form & you can also buy copal
amber as necklace or bracelet... For severe back pain, buy two copal amber necklaces, join them together as one, & wear the copal amber beads
around your waist... You won't believe how the back pain disappears... You can also wear this before having to do heavy lifting as a protection... You can
wear a copal amber bead necklace around your neck for healing up your whiplash... Don't take it off... You will notice the pain right away coming back
again... B12 is terrific for people who have been exposed to Agent Orange... t soothes the neurons, the nerve cells misfiring & causing neuropathies, it
calms the nerve endings... like the whole idea of a bracelet or necklace or waist chain because the person doesn't have to remember to take a pill, it is a
one time cost, & it is hard to overdose... f you feel you are getting too much of anything, just take off the jewellery... Copal Amber occurs naturally in Riga,
Lithuania too... So it is way cheaper if you get it from there... There are people on ebay from those countries selling copal amber jewellery for cheap...
Like 25 dollars maybe, sometimes including shipping... Buy the fresh ugly looking cheaper stuff- it is new & from the beach & will have more B12 in it than
a fancy tooled piece...
Last thoughts: Agent Orange, thalidomide, nicotine, ginger(in high doses), ginseng(high doses), zinc(high doses), leprosy,bipolar, pesticides, all seem to
share common traits... 'd probably add cannabis to that list for the zinc...
To a lesser extent autism, Alzheimer's, ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, maybe Parkinson's... Although high mercury content is more an issue in these... But
related... (btw, mercury can easily be counteracted by something as simple as taking Epsom Salt baths- Epsom Salts are magnesium sulfate,
magnesium sulfate is what you need to counteract mercury...* anecdote* putting some epsom salts into a little shea butter & rubbing under your toenails
will get rid of any fungal infection there* toenail fungus is related to mercury excess...)!
Ok, that is all... thought 'd follow-up because my older blog keeps getting comments from interested people & it turns out this topic, Agent Orange, is still
pretty topical...
This is the best can do for now... As a layperson... An artist who likes to sit around & look at things & wonder about them...
am a self-employed visual artist by trade... That is all... Good luck & God Bless... Sari Grove
Art thoughts:
Was watching this new version of 90210, eating a new invention called fish tacos (new to me), loving the fish tacos as dipped in sour cream & a hot
tomato sauce, & after a difficult shoot for a music video (the tv show), the agent for the talent says to the guy who had the recording studio space, he says
(happily) ' The first ruIe of this business...(Iong pause) Keep the artist happy' ...
The music video shoot was almost marred by the appearance of a girlfriend to the recording studio guy- who marched her way through to try to get some
free publicity for herself from the musician in the form of a bit part in his music video as a dancer... Turns out he had heard of this girl & she had a bad rep
as someone who had stolen some other musician's songs a while back...
Long story short, the recording studio guy got rid of the girl, the shoot went great, & the musician went home with a giant bag of candy corn, as it turns out
his favorite food on set... Then the money quote...
This may be silly, but how often do galleries forget about keeping the artist happy...
The idiots who fired Marilyn Monroe... The idiots who fired Charlie Sheen...
f you have a real artist on set, keep them happy... f they are popping pills, or drinking too much or their wife dumps them, help the artist... Fix it... Make
the artist happy again...keep the artist happy...
The artist makes the art & there ain't no-thin' without the art...
Why couldn't the producers write Charlie out of a few episodes & send him on a cruise... Why couldn't they tell him 'Hey we are here for you, you bled for
us, & we remember'... He's the artist... f Marilyn Monroe was having problems, why wouldn't they spend the time & the energy to help her? Keep her
happy?
She was worth millions, still is... So is Charlie Sheen... Neither are replaceable...
The first rule of this business...Keep the artist happy...
How many art galleries have forgotten to do that? How many art gallery owners think that it's all about the sales & marketing & the artist is
disposable...Replaceable...?
'm not a huge fan of 90210, only because everyone seems so tiny... mean in stature... tend to relate to tall people better, & somehow there aren't many
in Beverly Hills... guess it's hard to fit a tall person into a camera shot... s that a dumb reason? probably... But at 5'10" see the world from a different
place than someone who sees it at 5'2"... see no need for high heeled shoes for example... Totally useless item to me... 'm going to stop now... Maybe
the show will get better & will watch... But love that quote... So true & so forgotten... For that will watch again...



bipoIar, anemia, manic depressive, pyrite:
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Just thought 'd update with new information about bipolar.The thyroid gland is balanced by two opposing forces: for simplicity let's call them zinc &
lead.Too much zinc causes kookiness, too much lead causes sluggishness.The anti-psychotic drugs are based on lead-like formulations like lithium,
found in rocks called lepidolites.Cigarettes for example enhance zinc on the other hand.t is a balance.Another organ called the thymus has two other
opposites: manganese found in peanuts or in the rock called pink tourmaline, & iron found in the rock pyrite.
Much of bipolar is really just a form of anemia.Anemia in its extreme causes delusions & other psychological problems.
A long term easy way to stabilize someone who is zinc heavy or manganese heavy (anemia affects several organs), is to always wear a pyrite(iron)
bracelet or necklace next to your skin.The pyrite reverse osmotes directly into the bipolar person's skin without them having to take a supplement.t is
a cheap & easy way to protect & remedy.
Marijuana will also throw someone into zinc excess, which correspondingly depletes lead, exacerbating anemia.
This knowledge can help people stabilize.You can get pyrite beads on etsy or ebay as a simple bracelet or necklace for quite cheap.The iron will
help them right away.But tell them to wear the pyrite all the time, when they sleep, in the shower- then it will load much faster & they will feel its effects
right away.
This is my own research given freely & am not in any business related to what am saying.Good luck.Sari Grove




Re: Creditor's Group Insurance - TD BaIance Protection (a crime in action)
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

For the HonourabIe Minister of Finance: regarding Credit Protection Insurance on Credit
Cards.
From:
"Joseph & Sari Grove <grovecanada@fastmail.fm>
To:
"James Flaherty <jflaherty@fin.gc.ca>
Date:
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 3:47 PM (less than a minute ago)
Dear Hon. Minister of Finance:
The following is a letter just sent in response to a refusal of TD bank to refund me $2,684.70 plus interest on credit protection insurance on my TD Visa
card, sold to me, a self-employed person, even though self-employed people are excluded from making a claim from the beginning, & this material fact
was omitted from the over the phone sales pitch, bundled as tie-in selling with credit card reactivation. believe exclusions are not mentioned when this
negative option billing product is sold over the phone in a fraudulent & willful way & as such, all people sold credit protection insurance should be refunded
their money, by an action enacted by the Minster of Finance.
There is a voicemail from me to your office today, if someone checks, explaining my complaint vocally.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter, Sari Grove
grove@sent.com
416-924-9725
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.grovecanada.ca
groveontario.wordpress.com
Re: Creditor's Group Insurance - TD BaIance Protection
From:
grovecanada@fastmail.fm
To:
"Michael Castonguay <Michael.Castonguay@assurant.com>, "Financial Consumer Agency of Canada <info@fcac-acfc.gc.ca>, "FSCO
<contactcentre@fsco.gov.on.ca>, "OBS <ombudsman@obsi.ca>
Date:
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 3:32 PM (less than a minute ago)
Dear Michael,
am shocked & dismayed that you have answered that it is considered correct to have sold a policy where the client is excluded from the beginning
because they are self-employed.
Mentioning Job Loss over the phone is not the same thing as telling the client that they are excluded if they are self-employed.
t certainly does not indicate informed consent.
am sad that you have answered in this manner.
have spoken to the Federal Minister of Finance as well today about this, & am sorry that ABLAC/Assurant Solutions was not able to come out of this on
the side of honesty.
This is a product sold in bad faith & everybody around the world knows it already.t is too bad that TD & ABLAC choose to pretend that clients are not
reading the
Class Action suit results in favour of clients, or the fact that the British are recommending that all clients be returned their monies, whether they
complained or not.
am sorry for the repurcussions that TD Bank & Assurant Solutions will feel due to taking the wrong side of the ethical, legal & moral issue here.
You yourself have been helpful though, at the very least in trying.
f you reconsider your answers & reverse your position, we are still waiting for our monies back & would be glad to accept that as a good faith gesture.
At this point, the underwriter could step up to the plate, & offer us the same money, in lieu of TD bank doing the right thing.
That would be a good move for Assurant.Though it might require some bravery.
The only way for a company to do business in Canada is to be honest & fair to clients.The customer is always right is something grew up with.
Whether or not TD thinks it did the right thing or not, am surprised that they don't know how to do business.
A business continues merely by the contributions of its clients.Unfair decisions regarding clients can only hurt the business.
t certainly was not informed consent. certainly was not told that self-employed people do not qualify to make a claim.Burying something in the fine
print of a
written document sent after the fact of the signing up for the policy over the phone is not good enough to establish consent, since obviously would not
have said yes
over the phone to something was told could not qualify for.
The death policy is ridiculous too, if you are saying a self-employed person could die- because credit card law does not burden relatives with credit card
debt if the
person dies anyway- so the entire policy is useless to a self-employed person.
The self-employed exclsuion needed to be prominent in the phone sales pitch.t is not sufficient if job loss was referred to, that is absolutely not clear &
certainly
does not constitute nformed consent.
Statistically, those who sell insurance know that the majority of people do not read the fine print after agreeing to pay for a policy.Whether or not that is
right or not,
the fact is that negative option billing preys on that fact.
TD Bank knows most people won't read the fine print after agreeing over the phone.n fact they are betting on that.Which is why exclusions are not at
all mentioned
over the phone.
This is willful ommission of a material fact in an insurance policy & is voidable, as it is a form of fraud.Voidable means the contract can be voided
because it is
fraudulent from the beginning.
The wrongness of credit protection insurance is rotting the banking & insurance system as we speak.
hope all involved will reconsider their morals in this matter, if only for the cause of human decency.
The current Occupy Wall Street movement points to corruption by banks & insurance companies & large corporations.How appropriate the timing of
your
refusal.How interesting that TD bank has opted out of OBS services by Nov. 1st, 2011, to be served by the private company ADR Chambers.
How convenient as this is right in the middle of our complaint.
find it so interesting that TD Bank opted out of the National Ombudsman for Banking Services & nvestment who was helping clients too much.ADR
Chambers,
being able to accept monies from clients, favours the monied corporation in terms of its already decided cases where only 12 out of 31 clients won
against a bank.
Sari Grove
p.s. Unfair business practices are not just illegal but immoral.For those of any faith, this should be cause for rethinking at the very least.A higher power
is a much more severe judge than the courts, & is not a route would recommend for those already engaging in questionable practices or theft.




BaIance Protection Insurance is reaIIy a BaIance Protection Warranty...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

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From: "Joseph & Sari Grove" @fastmail.fm>
To: grove@sent.com
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 08:42:55 -0400
Subject: Balance Protection is really a Product Protector Plan...
Your product is essentially a warranty on your credit card product...t says: "f you have a problem with your credit card product, if it is causing you a burden
on your life, then this warranty will repair that..."
Balance Protection nsurance is a warranty on the product called a "credit card"...How is it a warranty? Most importantly, because warranties are
distinguished by being sold by the same person who is selling you your product...t is sold by a person with a vested interest in the product...t is sold when
the product called the credit card is sold, because it is a warranty attached to the credit card...t is optional like any warranty, but it is pressed on the
customer because the seller of the credit card wants to make sure that if there is something wrong with your credit card product, that the warranty will
repair such defects...
You can't pay off your credit card? Don't worry...You have a warranty that will take care of that in case maybe the credit card product you were issued is a
little defective, like the interest rate charge was too high, or too many service fees, or the dates kept changing on the payment due date so you were
always late to pay then got a bad credit rating by the bank & then they demoted you to a more expensive costing credit card because you were now rated
lower as a credit risk...
Balance Protection nsurance is actually mislabeled...This is common...t is mislabeled because the concept of a warranty on a credit card is so
ludicrous...But so were credit default swaps...Essentially credit default swaps, were people betting that you wouldn't be able to pay your mortgage off
because you didn't earn enough money at your job to ever pay the money with interest etc....t was a calculated gamble...They were gambling that you
would fail...Kind of like betting that a horse will lose...t is kind of mean...
When people who got loans to buy houses defaulted on those loans, the house paid up to those who had bet on you losing...The horse lost that you bet on
to lose, so you win big...Credit default swaps are gross because you win when someone else loses...OK, when put it that way, it doesn't sound so bad,
someone has to win right? & then someone else has to lose...That is life? Well, it is more like someone taking insurance out on your business office
building...One day it burns down...nstead of the insurance company paying you some money back for the fire loss, the insurance company pays someone
else...That is not fair right? That is more like credit default swaps...The truth is, whether or not someone paid insurance premiums on your office building, if
it burns down in a fire, they shouldn't get any money? Why? because a third party should not be able to take out an insurance policy on YOUR OFFCE
BULDNG...
Which is why credit default swaps are vaguely illegal...Or mostly illegal...Or very illegal...
Now let's get back to balance protection insurance, which is not actually insurance at all, but really a warranty on a product called the credit card...A credit
card is a product right? Are you with me? t is a tangible thing you can feel with your hands...
OK...anyways...The Warranty Act covers the governance or administration or etiquette of how warranties are to be administered...
Salient point here is that "TE-N" selling is not allowed...n order for this warranty to be valid, you have to service the credit card through our financial
mechanics...An auto warranty should allow you to go to other mechanics or to use secondary market parts, as long as the part doesn't break the car if you
use it...n the same abstract way, if your credit card is broken, & you need to get it serviced, then you should be allowed to go to other financial mechanics
besides the financial dealer to get it fixed up...The warranty should cover this event...So say you can't pay off your TD Visa credit card because it is too
expensive for you or something...The warranty says it will take care of your payments in such an event...You have paid alot for this warranty so you expect
good service...You go to get your credit card serviced using your warranty, & oops, what do they say? Sorry your warranty is not valid because...What my
warranty is not valid? Yes, not valid? Why? Well, um, the warranty doesn't cover people who are messy? What do you mean people who are messy?
Well, messy people tend to lose things, they step on things & break them, they throw good things out by accident...The warranty won't cover you if you are
a messy person...Well, that's not fair... paid $2,684.70 plus 8% interest on this warranty since January 2001...& you say messy people can't make a
claim? Yes, messy people can't make a claim...But that's discriminatory? Well, that is just how TD Canada trust bank does it...Messy people can't file a
claim for a damaged product...
But why didn't you tell me this when signed up? Um...t was in the fine fine print of the brochure we mailed to you 29 days after we signed you up...Really?
yes, see clause 345 here paragraph 567 section 789? yes...Here give me the loop... can't see it without my reading glasses...OK, yes, see it...Sort
of...What does it say?
t says "messy people cannot file a claim on the warranty on the credit card product..."
Oh...See, when you read that you could have called & canceled...But didn't get the brochure...Well, we sent it...But didn't see the fine print? Well, too bad
it was there...So you mean you have been taking money from me all these years on this warranty but could never qualify to make a claim if my product
broke? yes that is correct...But that is not fair...Oh well, talk to our ombudsman, goodbye...Ombudsman, hello: " t will take 90 days to process your request
& we can't get a refund for you but we can investigate whether processes were done by the TD Canada trust book"...Who do you work for? Ombudsman:
"TD"...So how can you be impartial? Um...90 days? & you can't get me a refund? Well, we can see if things were done the way we do things here at
TD...But you work for TD...? What are the chances that you are going to find fault with how you do things at TD if you work at TD? Hm mm...Good
question...
Customer: "Well, am not going to spend three months to talk to another employee at TD... have already discovered that they are mean & rude & won't
honour my warranty claim...Why should bother going through another TD employee? So that they can tell me they did an investigation & the LETTER of
the law was followed by the book?(not the SPRT the letter...)
Ok, now substitute the word "self-employed" for messy throughout this story...
went & had my credit card serviced by another mechanic...My brother did the labour...he fixed it all up brand spanking new so it was clean & shiny
again...No debt at all...t had a bad debt clog of $2,684.70 plus interest...But he got rid of that clog & now it is fine again...
My warranty says that you should pay for that debt clog repair...But you told me over the phone that messy people weren't covered...oops mean self-
employed people...So stopped all payments to you because you finally told me verbally that a messy person was not in fact covered... mean a self-
employed person...But you took all that money from me for a warranty that you wouldn't let me file a claim for...
You said that the warranty would repair any damage to my credit card product in the past 8 years...But then you said that was excluded because am
messy & self-employed...
So what is it? Am excluded from this policy & get my money back from being sold a bum policy?
Or are you going to honour your warranty & pay off the $2,684.70 plus 8% interest that was clogging up my card?
You can't have it both ways...
went to another mechanic, my brother, who fixed the clog by paying off the amount...
Now am filing a claim to the warranty seller for the amount of $2,684.70 plus 8% interest in repairs...
This is a bill...An invoice...TD owes me...( don't care what you want to call the department, bank, insurance, credit card, Visa, whatever, you are all owned
by Toronto Dominion Bank & as such are all liable for the debt...)
You can either pay me off your debt or you can annul the entire contract as being a big mistake because you did not clearly state that messy or self-
employed people were not covered under the terms of the warranty on the credit card...& then rescind the contract & return both parties to the state where
they were before they started the contract...
will hire a collections agency or a bailiff to collect my monies if that is necessary...
or perhaps will boycott your company Td Bank...
Maybe will just publish all of this online...
That is what will do because anticipate that you are not giving me my money back...Why? because after all my hard work, you sent me a dumb form
letter from your ombudsman Paul Huyer to sign & return within 15 days...
You should have rescinded the contract & put the money back on my TD Visa card...
Bad decision...Unfair business practices...
signed Sari Grove (& for the record, if you could get my name straight it would have helped you... mean how hard is it to understand the Canadian law of
1974 that a woman is legally allowed to "adopt" her husband's last name without a legal name change??? Apparently you were all(ok, mostly all) too
stupid to catch that my married name is Grove, but my financials were kept separate, for reason, in my maiden name...)
have spoken to the underwriter, who is now owned by BMO Bank of Montreal(who love btw)... have spoken to the FCAC... asked them to penalize TD
bank for $250K for bad business & violations of Canadian law(& that is a kind amount)... have spoken to OHL the Ombudsman for Life & Health
nsurance(also FSCO, but Ontario doesn't have jurisdiction over the bank Act stupidly)... asked OHL to issue a "cease & desist" order to force a full
refund to any & all customers who have ever bought balance protection insurance in Canada...This would include other banks besides TD Bank,
including(but not complete list) CBC, RBC, Sears, Capital One who were previously underwritten by AG Canada's Assurant or AG Canada's Canada
Premier Life nsurance Company...A cease + desist order would also mean a full stop & ban on the further selling of this product called "balance
protection insurance" which is really a misnomer & should be called a warranty not insurance...ie: balance protection warranty
You can all take as long as you want to do this... do not impose artificial deadlines on people like TD's ombudsman has done to me? What if couldn't
return your letter signed in 15 days? What? that is it? mean c'mon, nobody does business that way unless you are a total ...let me stop here & wish you
all a Happy Thanksgiving, friends & enemies, alike, am thankful for email, for allowing me to have this conversation more effortlessly than before...
Good day, Sari Grove (just call me Sari if you can't get my name straight...or Mrs. Grove)...
Saturday, Octobre 8, 2011 L'assurance du solde est vraiment une garantie protection de solde ...
Voir comme texte - Show Raw MessageShow fu ----- Original Message ----- De: "Joseph & Sari Grove Pour: grove@sent.com Date: Sat, 8 octobre
2011 08:42:55 -0400 Objet: Protection quilibre est vraiment un plan de protection du produit ...
Votre produit est essentiellement une garantie sur votre produit carte de crdit ... l dit: Si vous avez un problme avec votre produit carte de crdit, si
elle vous cause un fardeau sur votre vie, alors cette garantie va rparer a ...
L'assurance du solde est une garantie sur le produit appel "carte de crdit" ... Comment est-il une garantie? Plus important encore, parce que les
garanties sont distingus en tant vendus par la mme personne qui vous vend votre produit ... l est vendu par une personne ayant un intrt direct dans
le produit ... l est vendu lorsque le produit appel la carte de crdit est vendus, car c'est une garantie attache la carte de crdit ... l est facultatif,
comme aucune garantie, mais il est press sur le client parce que le vendeur de la carte de crdit veut s'assurer que s'il ya quelque chose de mal avec
votre carte de crdit produit, c'est la garantie de rparation de tels dfauts ...
Vous ne pouvez pas payer votre carte de crdit? Ne vous inquitez pas ... Vous avez une garantie qui se chargeront de vous que dans le cas peut-tre
le produit de carte de crdit vous ont t mis est un peu dfectueuse, comme la charge de taux d'intrt tait trop lev ou trop frais de service
beaucoup, ou les dates ne cessait d'voluer sur la date d'chance afin que vous taient toujours en retard pour payer ensuite obtenu une mauvaise
cote de crdit par la banque et puis ils vous rtrograd une carte de crdit cote plus cher parce que vous tiez dsormais une cote infrieure comme
un risque de crdit ...
L'assurance du solde est en fait mal tiquet ... Cette situation est commune ... l est mal tiquet, car le concept d'une garantie sur une carte de crdit
est si ridicule ... Mais si on credit default swaps ... Essentiellement des credit default swaps, taient des gens le pari que vous ne seriez pas en mesure
de payer votre prt hypothcaire parce que vous n'avez pas gagner assez d'argent votre travail jamais payer de l'argent avec les intrts, etc ...
C'tait un risque calcul ... ls taient de jeu que vous auriez chouent ... Un peu comme le pari que le cheval va perdre ... l est une sorte de moyenne ...
Quand les gens qui ont obtenu des prts pour acheter des maisons en dfaut sur ces prts, la maison pay jusqu' ceux qui avaient pari sur vous
perdre ... Le cheval a perdu que vous pariez sur perdre, alors vous gagnez gros ... Les credit default swaps sont bruts parce que vous gagnez quand
quelqu'un perd ... OK, quand je mets comme a, a ne sonne pas si mal, quelqu'un a le droit de gagner? & Puis quelqu'un d'autre a perdre ... C'est la
vie? Eh bien, il ressemble plus quelqu'un de prendre une assurance sur votre immeuble de bureaux d'affaires ... Un jour, il brle ... Au lieu de la
compagnie d'assurance qui vous verse un peu d'argent pour la perte d'incendie, la compagnie d'assurance paie quelqu'un d'autre ... Ce n'est pas juste
juste? C'est plus comme les swaps sur dfaillance de crdit ... La vrit est, si oui ou non quelqu'un a pay les primes d'assurance sur votre immeuble
de bureaux, si elle brle dans un incendie, ils ne devraient pas recevoir de l'argent? Pourquoi? car un tiers ne devrait pas tre en mesure de souscrire
une police d'assurance sur votre immeuble de bureaux ...
C'est pourquoi les swaps sur dfaillance de crdit sont vaguement illgal ... ou presque illgal ... Ou trs illgales ...
Maintenant, nous allons revenir l'quilibre d'assurance de protection, ce qui n'est pas rellement d'assurance du tout, mais vraiment une garantie sur
un produit appel la carte de crdit ... Une carte de crdit est un bon produit? Etes-vous avec moi? C'est une chose tangible que vous pouvez sentir
avec vos mains ...
OK ... anyways ... La Loi sur la garantie couvre la gouvernance ou l'administration ou l'tiquette de la faon dont les garanties sont administrer ...
Point saillant est que TE-N" vente n'est pas autorise ... Pour que cette garantie soit valide, vous avez au service de la carte de crdit grce nos
mcaniciens financiers ... Une garantie automobile doit vous permettre d'aller vers d'autres mcanique ou d'utiliser des pices du march secondaire,
tant que la partie ne se casse pas la voiture si vous l'utilisez ... De la mme manire abstraite, si votre carte de crdit est casse, et vous avez besoin
pour faire rparer, alors vous devriez tre autoriss aller vers d'autres rouages financiers en dehors du concessionnaire financiers de le faire rparer
jusqu' ... La garantie doit couvrir cet vnement ... Donc disons que vous ne pouvez pas payer votre carte de crdit Visa TD, car il est trop cher pour
vous ou quelque chose ... La garantie dit qu'il va prendre soin de vos paiements dans un tel vnement ... Vous avez pay beaucoup pour cette garantie
si vous vous attendez un bon service ... Vous allez obtenir votre carte de crdit en utilisant votre service de garantie, et oups , que disent-ils? Dsol,
votre garantie n'est pas valable parce que ... Qu'est-ce que ma garantie n'est pas valable? Oui, pas valable? Pourquoi? Eh bien, euh, la garantie ne
couvre pas les personnes qui sont salissants? Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire des gens qui sont salissants?
Eh bien, les gens ont tendance perdre dsordre des choses, ils pas sur les choses et les briser, ils jettent de bonnes choses par accident ... La
garantie ne vous couvrira pas si vous tes une personne dsordonne ... Eh bien, ce n'est pas juste .. . J'ai pay 2,684.70 $ plus les intrts de 8% sur
cette garantie depuis Janvier 2001 ... et vous dire que les gens dsordre ne peut pas faire une rclamation? Oui, les gens dsordre ne peut pas faire
une rclamation ... Mais ce discriminatoire? Eh bien, c'est juste la manire dont la banque TD Canada Trust il ne ... les gens Sale ne pouvez pas
dposer une rclamation pour un produit endommag ...
Mais pourquoi n'as-tu pas me dire cela quand je me suis inscrit? Euh ... C'est dans les petits caractres fins de la brochure, nous avons post de vous
29 jours aprs que nous vous avez sign ... Vraiment? Oui, voir l'article 345 paragraphe 567 ici, la section 789? oui ... voici me donner la boucle ... Je
ne peux pas le voir sans mes lunettes de lecture ... OK, oui, je le vois ... en quelque sorte ... Que faut-il dire?
l dit: les gens dsordre ne pouvez pas dposer une rclamation sur la garantie sur le produit de carte de crdit ..."
Oh ... Vous voyez, quand vous lisez que vous pourriez avoir appel & annule ... Mais je n'ai pas eu la brochure ... Eh bien, nous l'avons envoy ... Mais
je n'ai pas vu les petits caractres? Eh bien, tant pis il tait l ... Donc vous voulez dire que vous avez pris l'argent de moi pendant toutes ces annes sur
cette garantie, mais je ne pourrais jamais se qualifier pour faire une rclamation si mon produit a clat? Oui c'est exact ... Mais ce n'est pas juste ... Eh
bien, parlez-en notre ombudsman, mdiateur au revoir ..., bonjour: l faudra 90 jours pour traiter votre demande et nous ne pouvons pas obtenir un
remboursement pour vous, mais nous ne pouvons dterminer si les processus ont t ralises par le livre de TD Canada Trust "... Qui voulez-vous
travailler? Mdiateur: "TD" ... Alors, comment pouvez-vous tre impartial? Euh ... 90 jours? & Vous ne pouvez pas me faire rembourser? Eh bien, nous
pouvons voir si les choses ont t faites de la faon dont nous faisons les choses ici chez TD ... Mais vous travaillez pour le TD ...? Quelles sont les
chances que vous allez trouver redire la manire dont vous faites les choses au TD si vous travaillez chez TD? Hm mm ... Bonne question ...
Client: "Bon, je ne vais pas passer trois mois parler un autre employ de TD ... j'ai dj dcouvert qu'ils sont mchants et grossiers & va pas
honorer ma demande de garantie ... Pourquoi devrais-je passer par un autre employ de TD? Alors qu'ils peuvent me dire qu'ils ont fait une enqute et
la lettre de la loi a t suivie par le livre? (pas l'Esprit de la lettre ...)
Ok, maintenant remplacer le mot indpendant pour dsordre dans toute cette histoire ...
Je suis all et je n'ai eu ma carte de crdit desservis par un autre mcanicien ... Mon frre ne le travail ... il a fix le tout flambant de nouvelles donc il
tait propre et brillante encore ... Pas de dette du tout ... l avait une obstruer crances douteuses de 2,684.70 $ plus les intrts ... Mais il s'est
dbarrass de qui bouchent et maintenant il est bien nouveau ...
Ma garantie dit que vous devriez payer pour que la rparation obstruer la dette ... Mais tu m'as dit au tlphone que les gens ne sont pas couverts
salissante ... oups je veux dire les travailleurs autonomes ... J'ai donc arrt tous les paiements vous parce que vous avez finalement m'a dit
verbalement que une personne dsordonne n'a pas t en fait couvert ... je veux dire un travailleur autonome ... Mais vous avez pris tout cet argent de
moi pour une garantie que vous ne me laisserait pas dposer une rclamation pour. ..
Vous avez dit que la garantie serait de rparer tout dommage mon produit de carte de crdit dans les 8 dernires annes ... Mais alors vous avez dit
que j'ai t exclu parce que je suis dsordonne et indpendants ...
Alors c'est quoi? Suis-je exclu de cette politique et rcuprer mon argent d'tre vendu une politique fesses?
Ou allez-vous pour honorer votre garantie & payer les intrts 2,684.70 $, plus 8% qui a t colmatage ma carte?
Vous ne pouvez pas tout avoir ...
Je suis all un autre mcanicien, mon frre, qui fixe le sabot en payant la somme ...
Maintenant, je suis le dpt d'une rclamation au vendeur la garantie pour le montant de 2,684.70 $ plus les intrts de 8% en rparations ...
Ceci est un projet de loi ... Une facture ... TD me doit ... (je n'aime pas ce que vous voulez appeler le service, banque, assurance, carte de crdit, Visa,
peu importe, vous tes tous la proprit de Toronto-Dominion Banque & en tant que tels sont tous responsables de la dette ...)
Vous pouvez soit me payer votre dette, ou vous pouvez annuler la totalit du contrat comme tant une grosse erreur parce que vous n'avez pas
clairement que les gens malpropre ou des travailleurs autonomes ne sont pas couvertes par les termes de la garantie sur la carte de crdit ... & puis de
rsilier le contrat et retourner les deux parties dans l'tat o ils taient avant, ils ont commenc le contrat ...
Je vais engager une agence de recouvrement ou un huissier pour rcuprer mon argent si cela est ncessaire ...
ou peut-tre je vais boycotter votre entreprise Banque Td ...
Peut-tre que je vais juste de publier tout cela en ligne ...
C'est ce que je ferai, car je prvois que vous ne me donne pas mon argent ... Pourquoi? car aprs tout mon dur labeur, vous m'avez envoy une lettre
type muet de votre ombudsman Paul Huyer de signer et retourner dans les 15 jours ...
Vous devriez avoir rsili le contrat et remettre l'argent sur mon carte Visa TD ...
Mauvaise dcision ... des pratiques commerciales dloyales ...
sign Sari Grove (et pour mmoire, si vous pouviez obtenir mon nom droites, il aurait aid vous ... Je veux dire comment est-il difficile de comprendre
la loi canadienne de 1974 que la femme est lgalement autoris adopter dernire de son mari nom sans un changement de nom lgal??
Apparemment vous tiez tous (ok, presque tous) trop stupides pour attraper que mon nom de femme marie est Grove, mais mes tats financiers ont
t spars, pour des raisons, mon nom de jeune fille ...)
J'ai parl l'assureur, qui est maintenant la proprit de BMO Banque de Montral (qui j'aime btw) ... J'ai parl l'ACFC ... Je leur ai demand de
pnaliser la banque TD pour 250K $ pour de mauvaises affaires et des violations des la loi canadienne (& qui est un montant nature) ... J'ai parl OHL
l'Ombudsman des assurances de personnes (galement de la CSFO, mais l'Ontario n'a pas juridiction sur la Loi bancaire btement) ... J'ai demand
mettre OHL un cesser et de s'abstenir afin de forcer un remboursement complet ses clients toute & tous ceux qui ont dj achet une assurance
quilibre entre la protection au Canada ... l s'agirait notamment des banques autres que la Banque TD, y compris (mais pas la liste complte) CBC,
RBC, Sears , Capital One qui taient auparavant souscrite par Assurant AG du Canada ou AG du Canada Le Canada Premier Life nsurance
Company ... Un cessez-le + de s'abstenir signifierait galement un arrt complet et l'interdiction de la vente ventuelle de ce produit appel assurance
de protection d'quilibre qui est vraiment un abus de langage et doit tre appele une garantie qui n'est pas d'assurance ... savoir: la garantie de
protection bilan
Vous pouvez tous les prendre aussi longtemps que vous voulez faire cela ... Je ne suis pas imposer des dlais artificiels sur des gens comme
ombudsman de la TD a fait pour moi? Que faire si je ne pouvais pas retourner votre lettre signe en 15 jours? Qu'est-ce? qui est-il? Je veux dire allez,
personne ne fait des affaires comme a sauf si vous tes un total ... je m'arrte ici et vous souhaite tous un joyeux Thanksgiving, les amis et ennemis,
aussi bien, je suis reconnaissant pour l'email, de me permettre d'avoir cette conversation plus d'effort qu'avant ...
Bonne journe, Sari Grove (appelez-moi Sari si vous ne pouvez obtenir mon nom droites ... ou Mme Grove) ... Publi par grovecanada 06:37
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GroveCanada.com
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Hi, wordpress is down right now, but you should know, we have now forwarded our grovecanada.com address to our new site at groveontario.webs.com
... t is a standard forward for now, not masked, so you will see the grovecanada.com address change to its destination while you load the pages...
This is a bit of an experiment for us, so bear with us as we create the new site...
GroveCanada.com
Oh um, this is all because our server at Fotopic.net has vanished off the face of the earth!! Basically around March 8th, the Fotopic.net site totally
disappeared & we haven't heard a peep from them, even though we sent them money in December of 2010 to renew our premium service for another
year... This was our grovecanada.com site... BTW, for those of you who rely on photo album sites to store your photos be forewarned- they can disappear,
without telling you why or when & take all your photos with them...
'm not sure what is going to happen with Fotopic.net, insofar as lawsuits or whatever, but so far am shocked... They apparently had 67 thousand
members!
f anyone knows anything, please comment... Thanks!



Something happened to two Trumpeter swans...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

http://www.artsnova.com/Processing_Recursion_Tutorial.html At this link is a tutorial by an artist about recursion as it relates to art...n the course of
explaining, illustrations are shown...One picture shows recursion with planned out numbers...When you look, the image reminds me of sailboats...Later,
you see a picture where random numbers are used to recurse...The picture reminds me of a speeding train...
n Palgrave, there is a train that runs through...Palgrave is a town in Ontario, north & west of Toronto by a 35 minute drive...Two Trumpeter swans, a
mother & child, were found near the tracks...A train...The train was speeding...Not just rolling, but speeding... type the word speeding because a
Trumpeter swan & her child can escape a sailboat...But not a speeding train...Speeding means going too fast...Speeding does not mean going at a pace
that is within the law...Yes, train operators, engineers, speed too...As do UPS trucks...f they are in a hurry or impatient, they will set their large vehicle in
motion & try to maintain a too fast speed so that they do not have to slow down...So they killed two Trumpeter swans...A mother & a child...a cygnet, but
almost fully grown... wonder if the train always goes too fast through this town & it got the name Palgrave...How many birds has this train killed?



Fighting back for what is right: Occupy Bay street is an onIine fight
By GroveCanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

After message action, go to
Fwd: RE: Dear E-:
From:
"Joseph & Sari Grove
To:
"E- R-
Bcc:
grove@sent.com
Date:
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 9:53 PM (less than a minute ago)
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Hi E,
sent a copy to myself, so had a copy.here's my letter.Sorry it is so long.Brevity is not my strong point.
Sari
p.s. attached two pages, a letter from Michael Brunette at Td nsurance.(yes, the FCAC Federal agency said this was a Td bank matter, but have
been thrown back & forth between banking & insurance as they own Td nsurance as well.So have spoken to both Td bank ombudspeople & Td
nsurance ombudspeople.The Td nsurance one, a Sidney Nightingale said this was for TD Bank ombudsman, a Mr. Paul Huyer.Just more confusion
to obfuscate.t has been a farce of sorts.No idea who the person was who sold me this thing, nor a phone number.No phone numbers on the letters
from Td nsurance, the first was from an ndra Satram, a manager at Td nsurance.) Contact has been rude to sparse- waited a month after ndra
Satram said she was writing a letter, called finally & was told by an Alicia Linton-Francis "sorry, she forgot. am sure the delay was intentional as the
Nov. 1st, 2011 deadline meant that OBS would no longer be able to regulate.More about that down the page.
Joseph & Sari Grove
306-15 McMurrich street
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 3M6
Canada
416-924-9725
www.grovecanada.ca
grove@sent.com
Original message
From: "Joseph & Sari Grove
To: grove@sent.com
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:29:42 -0400
Subject: RE: Dear E-:
Dear E-,
Thank you for your kind offer.t is more than kind, it is quite generous considering how much time my husband & have already put into this.t is
almost three months of trying now at this moment.
The Balance Protection nsurance was charged on my Td Visa card. The number of that account is 4- - - .The name on that account is my
maiden name which is M S L- S-.( go by Mrs. Sari Grove on my websites & blogs & on my artwork, but kept my financials in my maiden name
so collectors couldn't use my artist name to access my banking stuff.)( am a self-employed visual artist, as is my husband, Joseph Grove).
Some of the facts have had to construe from TD. did not know had balance protection insurance when my husband discovered an unauthorized
charge on my credit card statement around August 11, 2011, this year.My husband has been scrutinizing my banking, our banking info, for a long time,
because am a spender & he is a saver, & we had decided a long time ago that he was better at seeing bad charges or catching things.
As it happens, found out that there was a phone record (apparently for have not heard it), where said yes to this insurance.The phone record, am
told, is from 2004.
was also told that we were sent something in writing after the phone call, but neither of us received any written documents.t is possible, if the
material looked like junk mail, that it may have gotten thrown out, as we get huge amounts of junk mail where we live & endless solicitations from banks &
others trying to sell us insurance.
was very busy in 2004, as had several very large oil paintings in a gallery in Hazelton lanes that year & for a few years that followed, & was very busy
both before 2004, creating the collection, during 2004, hanging & administering informations & welcoming collectors while was there in person, &
afterwards, trying to create new works.
All to say that TD Visa caught me off guard.You don't expect to be taken advantage of by the bank where you safekeep your money.A slight
conflict.
The product was sold using tie-in selling.When you activate your credit card is when they solicit you for the insurance.Tie-in selling has been
banned here, but it still seems to be happening.Not sure why.
Negative Option Billing: Balance protection insurance/credit protection insurance is sold over the phone, & if you say yes, you are officially signed
up.When they send you written documentation (if you get it), you can read the fine print, find out that you are excluded, & somehow call them back to
cancel in time.This is called negative option billing.Also now banned here, but seems to still be in operation.
The nsurance Act states that a contract can be voided if the insurer willfully omitted a material fact about the insurance policy, a form of fraud.f a
material fact, like the fact that self-employed people are excluded from making a claim, is omitted at the point of sale, the over the phone conversation,
then the contract can be rescinded & all financials returned to the original state prior to the contract existing.A lawyer told us this is called "Void Abinitio
or void from the beginning.
This is my main point.Actually, have gone through all the other points already with TD, so this is possibly my most important point.
The Class Action suits in the States & England were based on that point exactly.
That credit card protection insurance was missold to the self-employed, the disabled, the retired, seasonal or part-time workers, the unemployed, &
those not employed when they said yes over the phone.
This is the main & salient point that has already gotten the British to ban payment protection insurance in its entirety as a product & a recent decision
was to refund ALL monies to ANYBODY who had owned PP (as the British call it), instead of just refunding to those who had complained.
The Americans have already refunded millions of dollars on Class Action decisions, where the sole argument was that people who could never make
a claim were sold this insurance.
When first asked three months ago how TD Visa could have sold me credit card insurance since it clearly states on all my financials that am a self-
employed visual artist, including the credit cardholder's agreement, the lady on the phone said: "Well, you could die.
But that is not true actually.The death clause is useless, because credit card law states that relatives that succeed me are under no obligation to pay
my credit card debts anyways.So, the death clause is useless as an excuse that this insurance could ever be valid to a self-employed person or any of
the other excluded categories.
Some statistics: 70% of people who have credit insurance do not know they even have it.t is buried at the bottom of credit card statements, does
not appear when you don't carry a balance, & looks like a bank fee like an annual credit card fee charge or something else official.On Td Visa it
appears as "Balance Protection (ncl tax) .We only caught it because we hadn't used the card in two years, were carrying a balance, & it was the only
charge that appeared, all by itself.
The extent of the damage was made clear when asked TD for a summary total: $2,684.70 plus interest.
Shocking, know.When went online to see if anyone else had been this stupid, found so many others, was overwhelmed, it was systemic.
have filed official complaints with the FCAC, the FSCO, the OLH, The Minister of Finance, the OBS, as well as numerous emails to TD Bank, & to
the underwriter ABLAC/Assurant Solutions.
have received three letters.All three letters essentially stated the same thing.That TD did nothing wrong.That TD did exactly what it always does
when it sells credit protection insurance.That all was done correctly.
Of course, as leading experts know & have stated widely, credit protection insurance is a missold product.
But back to little me.
My main case is that had someone told me over the phone that self-employed people do not qualify to make a claim for job loss , would not have said
yes.
The letters got said that the exclusions were in the written documents sent to me later.
A recent case of another self-employed person who was sold this stated that he also was not told that self-employed people were excluded in the over
the phone conversation, & that though it was in the fine print of the documentation, that it was not prominent enough in the phone conversation, as the
gentleman would not have said yes to the policy had he known he was excluded.The fine print exclusions mentioned in the documentation were not
considered sufficient to the consumer.(As it happens, insurers know that statistically, the insured do not read the written documentation after they have
been sold a policy- this is not right nor wrong, this is merely a known statistic that insurers can prey upon by selling something with little info over the
phone, then sending the exclusions later in the mail.More often than not, statistically, the person does not know of the exclusions, based on human
nature behaviour that has been observed by insurance companies.)
The predatory & cooercive nature of the tie-in sale with the credit card activation makes consumers more likely to say yes, when they usually would say
no.Why? Because they want their credit card activated.They figure psychologically that saying yes to a small thing will help them to get the card in
hand.
Turns out it was not a small thing. Regular people have lost thousands like me.A lady contacted me to thank me for writing about this on my blog, &
told me she found this after reading my words, on her son's credit card.She fired off to the bank in a fury & said she wanted to make a claim on his
behalf.She said her husband & her were unemployed, had lost their jobs, & their son was a university student.Based on the fact that her son was a
student & was unable to ever make a claim based on his lack of a job, she got him his money back.Her fury probably helped too.
Mine is the same case.Self-employed since 1993, could never claim job loss on credit card insurance. should get a refund.But so far, just
runaround, delays & rude brick walls.
Lastly, have just been told that TD bank opted to be excluded from OBS's service, effective Nov. 1st, 2011.
After Nov. 1st, 2011, complaints about TD Bank are to be held by ADr Chambers, a private arbitrator.
But OBS has a mandate to not only be able to resolve individual claims, but to compel banks to make refunds to all customers who have been
wronged.Like a class action, but not in the courts.
ADR Chambers does not have that frame of reference. have complained to the Minster of Finance on the Federal level about this, on OBS's
request actually.
OBS is not happy about the exclusion either.RBC got an exclusion two years ago & ADR Chambers has been handling their disputes privately.
TD, in the National Post was quoted as saying they wanted to move to ADR Chambers because too many cases were being resolved in favour of the
clients by OBS.(Ombudsman for Banking Services & nvestments.)
am not sure how to direct you to proceed if you decide to give it a go.'d understand if you didn't.t's been a trial of my own patience.Thank
goodness, Joseph, my husband, likes to hang out at this nearby bar the Crown & Dragon.(t's across from the Canadian Tire at Yonge & Davenport).
He has two friends there, one a lawyer for corporate, the other a lawyer who defends employees.They have been giving him "over a few beers legal
advice.The employee defender lawyer offered to write a letter on his law firm letterhead just to scare TD.he also offered to help us pro bono if it comes
to that.'m not big on accepting free things, preferring to be the giver, but it is an outside thought if all else fails.
f you do choose to help as best you can, & we succeed, am not sure how will be able to thank you- my mum is a wine agent & sometimes say
thank you in wine, others are art people so find a solid work that they may like.Thank yous aside, getting a refund is also a matter of principle.The
banks have been doing something very very wrong & should be punished.
Of course, none of the people who have had answers from are actually certified insurance agents- which makes it even more ridiculous that they are
sending me letters saying that they have followed fair business practice.How would they even know? A Bank cannot sell insurance on a TD Visa card &
then state that they followed all the rules of selling insurance since they have not even taken the courses.
The Td nsurance people have dealt with are all customer service or phone salespeople.Uncertified again.But willing to state that all laws were
followed.Though so so many laws have been broken.
The salient point is that credit insurance costs 2 million a year to administer & brings in 20 million a year in revenue.That is what they see.
TD Bank links employee salaries with the bank's performance.The employees actually had a strike about that.What it means is that the employees
are compelled to make bad sales in the hopes of keeping their salaries at normal wages.The pressure to sell must be unbelievable.
Thanks for listening,
Sari Grove




Joseph & Sari Grove's Art Work in a quick Iook onIine. on the Behance Network
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Unprintable Content (Video, Flash, etc.)
A short talk about how a painting begins...by Sari Grove, with photos of the painting's beginnings & some images of Trumpeter Swans & other waterbirds
we have made friends with in the past 5 months...
Joseph & Sari Grove's Art Work in a quick look online. on the Behance Network
You can buy Magnolia at www.grovecanada.fm
Response to another charity drive: Breast cancer is caused by progesterone based birth control which doesn't excrete naturally, even decades
later...Madagascar Periwinkle is a an herb that can be drunk as a tea, which removes all traces of birth control from the body, erasing the cause of
cancers...How's that for free? & You didn't need to see my breasts nor donate any money to another "cause"...



ApoIogies..(our iMac Tiger crashed & we have just upgraded to Snow Ieopard & a newish iMac
computer)
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

Not that it is an excuse, but please forgive all those who we may have insulted recently- we were transferring anger from a crashed Tiger V-card & had to
replace quickly...apologies...sorry...sorry again...& sorry... (& for those concerned, Thank you for your concerns- artificial nest prototype numbers 5 & 6 got
tossed in garbage( will re-examine the edge loop decision more closely, going with a flatter look next time maybe))- will make another better prototype
when can)...
Sorry to those who got the brunt of our wrath, we just replaced our iMac today & will promise to be much nicer online once again... 'Nuff said?



How to do scuIpture in ferrocement...
By grovecanada on January 24th, 2012 - online version

We got a custom eco-friendly no voc concrete sealer made for us by Eco-House.com ...
Their mix is 1 part Rainsil to 9 parts Primasil, they will mix it & send you the right amount...They are in new Brunswick, Canada & are awesome!
Note: Sunday Dec. 4th, 2011: did my first test of ADDNG eco-friendly concrete sealer NTO the cement mix! So far so good...t increases flexibility &
workability, but make sure to still add some water- you can't replace water with the concrete sealer...Now the proportions you choose can vary depending
on your needs... put as much concrete sealer in as could & a tiny bit of water to activate the cement...This is NOT a traditional recommendation but am
trying to waterproof my cement for outdoor freezing cold Canadian weather...We'll see how it goes... will post pics as it gets drier...So far so good though!
promising...( get my eco-sealer from Eco-House linked above)...They are the best...
Dec. 5th, 2011- this is a one day cured wire armature of copper, wrapped in white cement mixed with eco-friendly concrete sealer...What is significant is
that i mixed the sealer NTO the cement not on it...This makes the cement more waterproof... used mostly sealer with just a tiny dash of water...Totally
works & makes the cement fluffy & more plastic...Going to let it cure for a while then do some in the freezer tests...The goal is to make a waterproof
cement for Canadian winters outside...
http://sarigrove.weebly.com/1/post/2011/12/how-to-make-a-trumpeter-swan-nest-this-is-prototype-number-8-in-progress-now.html Read my new exciting
post on how to make a better Trumpeter Swan Nest...yes, am still designing these things, trying to make them even better & safer...Feel free to insult the
design- it seems to be quite helpful actually & prods me into improvement...



ScreenfIow: A recording program you downIoad & it heIps you to record video of yourseIf,
screen actions, & more...
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Here's a demo of my first try with ScreenFlow... learned about it during an interview in the " Artist.Conspiracy "with the ArtBizCoach, Alyson Stanfield...



Arguments: The Td bank Associate OmbudsIady just works for Td bank & isn't impartiaI at
aII...Go figure...
January 24th, 2012 - online version
1)oral contracts
2)written exclusions
3)Void Abinitio
4)Self-employed disclosed
1)Though oral contracts may be binding in Ontario, proving them is another story...(& if indeed the oral contract is going to be stated as binding, then that
contract has to have ALL the exclusions mentioned prominently or the contract is voided because "nformed Consent", a legal necessity in The nsurance
Act, was not achieved...)
*There was no mention of exclusions during the oral contract, so if that oral contract be binding, then self-employed people are not excluded from making
a claim on balance protection insurance...(the written contract was not seen)...
2)Though something may be excluded in your written insurance policy, the fact that it was buried in fine print makes the consumer win the case if they
didn't see the fine print exclusions because the information was not PROMNENT enough...
3)Selling a policy that a self-employed person cannot qualify to make a claim for makes the insurance policy "deemed missold"...Credit card law in
Ontario, Canada, writes off debt from a deceased person if you mail in the death certificate to Toronto Dominion Canada Trust Bank nsurance Division,
so any insurance policy purporting to pay off that debt is useless to the consumer anyway...A policy sold to an excluded person is "Void Abinitio" or void
from the beginning...
4)The fact was a self-employed visual artist & have that on all my credit card agreements in plan writing means that the TD Bank knew was self-
employed when they sold me a policy for balance protection insurance that could not make a claim for...
Also:
N ORDER TO SUBMT SOUND RECORDNGS AS EVDENCE N court, a prosecutor or other attorney must establish that the tape is an authentic
representation of the conversation it is said to record. The traditional method of establishing authenticity involves maintaining a chain of custody which
logs all persons, times and locations concerned in the creation of the tape. Then, the tape must be officially sealed and stored to complete a proper chain
of custody. However, even if this procedure is strictly observed, there may still be challenges to the tape's authenticity.
Translation: Who made the recording of your phone call? Were they a licensed insurance agent? What time of day & day of the year was the recorded call
made? Can a person who activates your Td bank credit card also sell you insurance? s that legal?
http://www.hrto.ca/hrto/?q=en/node/19 The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario...Contact nfo...Richard Hennessy (left voice mail message about self-
employed people being sold Ei employment insurance they don't qualify for)...Voicemail? Patricia Grenier wasn't there either...?
1-514-426- 5050 Td bank associate ombudslady...M.M. Mireille Mishriky, TD bank ombudsman new (Paul Huyer retired last week Nov.1, 2011), new
person is David Sloan...(She thinks credit card debt can be carried to relatives after death- she is wrong legally, but she is not a lawyer, so go figure,
was told by a lawyer that am correct)...(Not Nice)(but still got good info)...
ADR Chambers 416-250- 5050 Mr. R. Mr. Reznick's office, spoke to Melissa(nice-ish) associate...Told Josee at downtown is ADRBO- 416-362-8555...
Notice that the last 4 digits of ADRBO phone number is 5050 , which is the same as the last 4 digits of Td bank Associate Ombudsman Mireille Mishriky?
5050 spells joke by the way on your phone pad...t is a joke to think ADR Chambers is not bought & paid for by Td bank...
[ Duncan, Hon. Dwight ] [ Minister of Finance, Chair of Management Board/Treasury Board of Cabinet & Deputy Premier ] [THE EXECUTVE COUNCL
OF ONTARO]
[THE EXECUTVE COUNCL OF ONTARO, Toronto] [416-325-0400] am on the phone now...Nice...
Danny Aluta's associate Rizwan...905.306.3465 Human Rights Advisory Services...Nice...
Nadine at Dwight Duncan Minister of Finance Ontario: 416-325-0400 ...Nice...
http://www.eIIiott.org/bIog/shouId-you-have-the-right-to-a-copy-of-your-phone-caII-with-a-company/
Good good people, Terry & more...
Bailiff Brothers s This Your Company? Company nformationAddress:750 Oakdale Rd #57,
North York ON,
M3N 1W5Employees:Approximately: seven employees work at this locationPhone:416-746-6066
enforcement office/sherriff: get a 'writ of seizure + sale of personal property'...against Td bank, head office
TD Bank Financial Group (bad)
580 Sheppard Ave W & Bathurst St. Toronto, ON Canada
580 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 633-1550
tdcanadatrust.com
http://www.processservices.ca/process-services.php How to get a subpoena from a judge to record your own voice conversation with the bank that they
recorded...Robert...
Update : td bank ombudslady got nicer....Mireeille- she got exemption for husband to sit in on voice recording playback...at Td bank branch, Betsy
Tourloukis, branch manager, 3:00 pm, 416-944-4115...77 Bloor st west.
http://www.redsealnotary.com/ Told us to call a courthouse to ask how to get a subpoeana from a judge...
http://www.processservices.ca/documents.php free quote on the getting of a subpoena from a judge...
Red Seal Notary
Court Documents Serices - Serving Legal Documents in Ontario - Process Serving
Toronto Notary Public - toronto-notary-public.com
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario |
ADR Chambers nternational - Arbitration Document
Le Ministre : L'conomie, c'est notre affaire
Lawyers
OmbudServices for Life & Health nsurance
Financial Services Commission of Ontario
Rough Notes Draft:So:From:"Joseph & Sari Grove" <grovecanada@fastmail.fm>To:grovecanada@fastmail.fmBcc:"Financial Consumer Agency of
Canada" <info@fcac-acfc.gc.ca>, "Erika Munro" <erika.munro@fsco.gov.on.ca>, "Rene Autret" <rautret@olhi.ca>, "Td Ombudsman"
<td.ombudsman@td.com>Date:Fri, 11 Nov 2011 2:43 PM (8 hours 6 minutes ago) View as text - Show Raw Message Show full header Since Paul
Huyer retired last week, we are now talking to the new associate td ombudsperson in Montreal & the new TD ombudsperson David Sloan apparently: re:
Mireille Mishriky(td associate ombuds): (re phone conversation on Thursday November 11, 2011), 1) So you say oral contracts are binding in Ontario?:
Then, since no exclusions were mentioned in the oral contract, which you stated on the phone is binding, then , as a self-employed person can file a
claim for balance protection insurance because there was no exclusion mentioned in the phone contract... As such, since was informed (at the time of
finding out that had this balance protection insurance policy, on or around August 11, 2011), that a self-employed person could NOT make a claim, then
cancelled the policy (which was what was Suggested to me over the phone at the unauthorized charges phone line at TD VSA, as opposed to putting the
entire account with balance & insurance ON HOLD like a TOLLNG AGREEMENT, while the matter was being investigated-which was NOT offered to
me-so had no choice but to cancel or pay interest on charges TD was supposed to be paying for me but they BREACHED their contract with me, see
further below)... However, since was not given a refund based on the fact that was sold something that was supposedly pre-excluded for, then the
policy should have given me the right to make a claim based on the fact that the TD Ombudsman Mireille Mishriky, states that the oral contract on the
phone was binding where NO exclusions were mentioned... paid off the balance in my TD Visa account this 2011, because Td did NOT give me a refund
nor did they say could make a claim... t was only much much later, after had cancelled the policy, that Michael Brunette, customer service VP at Td
nsurance wrote COULD have made a claim... Well, if could have made a claim, why was that not told to me? Because you CHANGED the oral contract
when you sent me the written contract which did not receive...(even if had received it, TD still CHANGED THE CONTRACT)... You state supposedly in
the written contract, the EXCLUSONS...n the fine print, which insurance regulators themselves have deemed to be NOT prominent enough for a
customer to know, & understand as NFORMED CONSENT, a requirement of any contract in The Canadian Federal NSURANCE ACT... f indeed the
oral contract is binding, then you BREACHED THE CONTRACT, by stating later that a self-employed person is excluded from claiming for job
loss... Which makes TD nsurance company liable for breach of contract lawsuits... Good Day... Sari Grove p.s. Td Bank will be allowed to rectify a breach
of contract position by returning $2,684.70 plus 8% interest into my TD Visa account... p.p.s. f this matter goes before the court, legal costs will be
required to be paid for by Td nsurance company, as well as punitive monies for breaching a contract, as well as compensatory damages for the trouble
have had to go through in the past three months to get my money back, as well as the duress being in debt since 2004 has caused to me in the way of
loss of business funds to fund my business... p.s. s Emil Mishriky, the outspoken supporter of Palestinian dissidents in jail, related?



CIass Action Iawsuit regarding baIance protection insurance against Assurant SoIutions
Canada aka American bankers Life Assurance Company of FIorida ABLAC
January 24th, 2012 - online version
Sent to: Siskinds the Iaw firm : (via their contact form-initial inquiry)
LONDON OFFCEWaterloo Street
P.O. Box 2520
London, Ontario
N6A 3V8
Phone: (519) 672-2121
Fax: (519) 672-6065
map
TORONTO OFFCE47 Colborne Street
Suite 203
Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1P8
Phone: (416) 362-8334
Fax: (416) 362-2610
map
QUEBEC AFFLATE OFFCE SSKNDS DESMEULES43 Rue Buade, Bur 320
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
G1R 4A2
Phone: (418) 694-2009
Fax: (418) 694-0281
map
n 2001, as an example of an American Class Action lawsuit on this product called sometimes Balance protection nsurance or credit protection
insurance, the company Providian in San Francisco was compelled to pay back 105 million dollars back to consumers who had been misled into
agreeing over the phone to this product- without being qualified to ever benefit, as this credit card insurance product does not cover the disabled, the
unemployed, seasonal or part time workers, the self-employed (as am)...Many consumers did not even know they were paying this insurance on their
credit card...There are many many other class actions on this product available for easy viewing online, all with much success...Violations of the TLA truth
in Lending Act, contracts voided as abnitio because the contract itself was flawed (sold to people who couldn't benefit & this was not disclosed before
sale was processed), Citigroup (obscure exclusions make the product essentially worthless), Capital One bank (the insurance protects capital One not
the insured, since it covers lack of ability to pay & as such should be part of percentage interest rates on the card not a fee to clients), Direct merchant
Credit Card Bank in Minnesota & in federal Court in Arizona (class action lawsuits on this same thing)...
myself am looking for void abnitio as am self-employed, & total rescission, in the amount of $2,684.70 plus interest, plus punitive damages against
Assurant Solutions Canada the underwriter of this product in Canada...They are also called ABLAC, or American Bankers Assurance Company of
Florida...They reside in Toronto in two offices, one on Yonge st. North...( have already written to tehm, but have received no response as of yet)...
Since TD nsurance administered this third party insurance for Assurant Solutions, went through them to complain, & with their TD bank
ombudsman...Received a final letter saying no refund recently...As a note, negative option billing, which is how this is sold was made illegal in Canada in
2005...My term began in 2001, when this product moved into Canada...Apparently the heat was too hot in the States so they just packed up & moved
shop when the going got tough due to class actions in the States...
The class of people is all people in Canada who have ever owner or purchased balance protection insurance on their credit card since 2001...There are
various entities that have sold this in Canada, but it appears that Assurant Solutions is the main underwriter for all...TD Bank & RBC bank know for sure,
but the names change from website to website, though the company is the same...On Tds site they call it American bankers Life Assurance Company of
Florida, on RBC they call it Assurant Solutions, but they are one & the same... predict it is the same entity across Canada underwriting this very dubious
product which has been completely banned in England...
CBC marketplace did a tv special on this in 2009 which can be viewed from their website...Many of the victims in Canada can be found in the comments
section there...Ellen Roseman has also addressed this on her website & many more claimants can be sourced from there... am confident (wrong word
perhaps) that several thousand Canadians have been shafted (for want of a better word) by this balance protection insurance on their credit card...
myself have written to every upper body could think of & have still not received a refund..A class action lawsuit is in order...



baIance protection Insurance: A totaI SCAM!
January 24th, 2012 - online version

if you want to join a cIass action Iawsuit concerning charges not refunded on your credit card for baIance protection insurance , comment
here...



September 16th, is a Friday! Yay!
January 24th, 2012 - online version
Still haven't heard anything from Td Bank...So filed a complaint with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs asking for my $3K refund & also a $250K
punitive fine levied against Td Canada Trust Bank by the Ministry for them not sending out a WRTTEN agreement to their customers after an over the
phone conversation- which is a violation of the Consumer Act of 2002...(A written agreement has to say all the terms & everything, a brochure mass
produced with not even a cover letter doesn't count-not that got that either)...t has been THREE weeks since the bank said they were sending me a letter
in the mail...
On Sunday am going to go feed Trumpeter Swans...Especially C17, who we are starting to call Charles...he may be going to Bald Eagle Creek in
Pennsylvania this winter & he sure will need some extra food to get there safely...Not thinking we will see the 5 new cygnets or their parents 'cause don't
want to disturb them this young...
Finished the work on the Trumpeter Swan Sculpture on Thursday...Am ordering an eco-concrete sealer to be mixed up for me by Eco-House in
Fredericton, New Brunswick...This has to wait another 28 days to be applied...So maybe mid-October...The Trumpeter Swan Sculpture has found a home
already, so it is gone... had intended it to go at Bluffers park, but it ain't going there...Found a better location, a better collector, a safer water feature
area...Plus get paid! Which is always nice... had been planning it as a donation, but the red tape even to give something to a public area is beyond me
for the moment...Plus, need to road test my Ferrocement mixture at least for one winter to know that it is truly indestructible...Should have foreseen
that...Maybe when know my mix is good can try again for a public art thing... can't be putting out public sculptures if am not absolutely certain my
concrete won't crack...



Credit BaIance Insurance.Are you paying this on your credit card & didn't know?
January 24th, 2012 - online version
Credit Balance nsurance.Are you paying this on your credit card & didn't know? Check!Posted on August 21, 2011
http://www.cbc.ca/marketpIace/2009/credit_card_catch/main.htmI Watch this video on CBC MarketpIace about trying to get your money
back on credit card baIance insurance that you didn't know you were paying.One Iady gets a fuII refund when she asks for proof that she
signed up for this.(RBC)
An emaiI to (PC FinanciaI) the ombudsman of one credit card company gives a cIient a fuII refund pIus interest charges pIus 25,000
President's Choice points.for good wiII.
One person got haIf her money back after she said she never signed anything but they said she agreed over the phone.(Vancity Visa).
Someone eIse wrote in & said agreements over the phone are a joke & that is why peopIe are getting their money back.
Check your credit card baIance over the past few months, years.If you see baIance protection ins. charges then you too are paying
without knowing.& contrary to popuIar beIief, even if you Iose your job they onIy pay the minimum monthIy baIance 3%, certainIy not the
whoIe thing as you might have assumed.
I myseIf have asked TD bank & BMO credit card insurance companies for my money back.I wiII post resuIts when I get them.
here is the letter/email sent out today to both TD Toronto Dominion Bank Visa & Bank of Montreal BMO Mosaic Mastercard (You are welcome to use
this letter yourself, but of course fill in the correct year the Balance protection insurance got activated, your correct name address telephone email
address, & the correct name of the Bank & the bank ombudsman's correct email address.)Subject line: Balance Protection nsurance Credit Card
charges not authorized:
1. From: name, emaiI To: ombudsman at credit card company (BMO Mosaic Mastercard & TD Visa credit card in this case) Date: Mon, 22
Aug 2011 12:35 PM (Iess than a minute ago)
2. Dear Ombudsman- This is a copy of a Ietter I wrote to TD Visa, who did the exact same thing in the same year (2004), as BMO Mosaic
Mastercard did.I changed the words TD Visa to BMO in order for it to make better sense.Since it is the exact same situation with
both companies, I am using the same Ietter.Some detaiIs may be sIightIy different, Iike the name of the person I deaIt with, or how
they said they wouId get back to me- BMO said they wouId answer me in writing & did not state over the phone that they were Iooking
for phone records, but I assume the procedures are simiIar for both companies. I am asking for a reversaI of aII baIance protection
charges from BMO Mosaic mastercard & from TD Visa credit card.Both apparentIIy activated in 2004- so I assume this "scam" or
"pIoy" was aII the rage in 2004. PIease ignore this Ietter if charges have aIready been reversed, or the process to do so is
happening aIready. if not, pIease heIp to ameIiorate the resonse for me. I am quite upset with the amount of money that has gone
out unknowingIy.(In fact, I don't know the amounts exactIy at aII). Thank you, my name My emaiI address is ----@-- , pIease
answer in writing rather than phoning. HeIIo, this emaiI is for the BMO Ombudsman/ombudsmen: My name on my credit card
(maiden name) is ____ --- My address is ______ -- ____ ___--, Ontario,_____--My phone number is --____-- My emaiI
address is ____@--- My probIem: I discovered BaIance Protection insurance on my credit card statement recentIy, not knowing I
even had this service. Later, I found out it had been activated in 2004 when the card was activated. I was toId by someone in
insurance that they wouId check phone records & get back to me.I am not comfortabIe with this handIing of my case, as I have
nothing in writing, no contract that had signed, & I do not consider a phone caII recording adequate proof of informed consent.
What I mean to say is that whether or not I said yes to something over the phone to an opportunistic saIesperson, does not constitute
informed consent as I understand it to be required in the financiaI services sector.I obviousIy was not aware of this service for the
past 7 years, I obviousIy did not want, & I obviousIy did not understand it at aII.I am seIf-empIoyed to begin with & have no
possibiIity of ever Iosing my job.The death or disabiIity aspect is something I am not interested in, & I am to understand from
watching Wendy MesIey's MarketpIace series on this very subject that baIance protection insurance mereIy covers 3% or the monthIy
minimum, not the fuII baIance as apparentIy 51% of surveyed beIieve.AIso, according to the program which aired in 2009, a fuII 21%
of peopIe did not even know this charge was on their credit card biII in the first pIace.Which impIies again not informed consent at
aII. I am aware that RBC refunded the fuII amount of charges to the Iady on the program who was in the same position as me. I
cannot get the business service office on the phone, nor anybody eIse for that matter, today, this Monday, aII I am getting is a music
tape.I did get some sort of voicemaiI message stating that somebody had made a "decision", but that the person "Mike" wouId be
away this week.I have no idea what the "decision" is, but when I spoke the first time, it was impIied that they were going to search
phone records for proof.This is not acceptabIe to me at aII as a means to make a "decision".Again, whether or not BMO Mosaic
Mastercard has a verbaI yes over the phone does not constitute IegaI informed consent, nor do I have any proof in writing with fuII
expIanation above my signature of the repercussions & Iow baInce minimum payment etc. that comes with this most expensive
program. I am shocked that this practice is considered fraudIent, scam, or con & has been banned in EngIand outright.I have
been a good customer of BMO for a very Iong time & am disheartened to find a dubious practice has been used to garner monies
from me. I'd appreciate a fuII reversaI of any & aII charges since 2004 on my BMO Mosaic Mastercard card.If not I wiII have to
investigate my position in smaII cIaims court as weII as continuing my own reports on this most distressing situation to the onIine
visitors of various my bIogs & websites. Thank you for your time & consideration of this matter, I wiII not sit on hoId for 20 minutes,
onIy to be toId the person who made the "decision" is away for the week, & then be toId matter of factIy that a phone record with me
saying yes to something that obviousIy was not expIained to me fuIIy, & minus any proof of signature & expIanation in writing, is
sufficient for you to discard me. I expect restitution of monies charged to me by this baIance protection insurance & I do not expect
any sort of "decision" or whatnot.The matter is cIear- Bank of MontreaI has taken money from me that does not beIong to them & the
business practices surrounding the matter are such that criminaI activity is suspected. PIease answer me here in writing at --@
--- .A phone caII is not sufficient & never has been. My married name is --______.(I kept the card in my maiden name). Thank
you, -____
3. After speaking with Duncan who was passed off to me from Mike, both at Toronto Dominion Business Services, I was passed off to
AIyssia at customer service in Td FinanciaI Insurance division, who by the way, was who the TD ombudsman aIso passed me off to.
The amount I had paid unknowingIy into BaIance protection Insurance since 2004 was $2,684.70..!!! AIyssia at customer service
caIIed me back to teII me that that TD goes by the verbaI on the phone assent, to which I asserted that a phone assent is not sufficient
to create informed consent nor a binding contract without me having signed off on any papers that stated cIearIy that I understood
the nature of the contract. When I asked if they were giving me a settIement or not, or shouId I just go to smaII cIaims court, the
media, the press, & pubIicize this onIine, I was toId that the matter was under investigation.
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COMPLANT ACTVTY REPORT Case # 1236491 Better Business Bureau of Mid-Western and CentraI Ontario
Consumer Info: Grove, Sari Business Info: Toronto Dominion Bank ***HO***
Address P O Box 1, 19th Floor Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON Postal code Toronto, ON M5K 1A2
- 888 361-0319
Location InvoIved: (Same as above)
Consumer's OriginaI CompIaint :
The amount of $2,684.70 was debited from my TD Visa credit card based solely on a phone conversation in the year 2004.No formal written contract
was sent to me, no signature of informed consent was given by me, in fact nothing in writing ever occurred to confirm any over the phone assent to a
service titled "Balance protection nsurance.Because did not sign anything to confirm this service on paper, was unaware that this service was being
debited from my credit card.When my husband went to do accounting paperwork, he thought the charges were interest charges.n fact he did not know
what the charges were.neither did .One week ago he asked me about a charge for $47.37 on our monthly bill. called & was alerted to the fact that
had been paying for a service for 7 years that had no idea had.When did an internet search on this subject found a program Marketplace with
Wendy Mesley in 2009 where this specific semi-criminal practice by Credit Card nsurance companies was scrutinized.n the case of RBC, a lady got
all her charges reversed in exactly the same situation.Apparently 21% of people surveyed said they did not know they were paying for this Balance
protection nsurance & 51% were misinformed thinking it would pay out the whole balance in the case of a claim- in fact it only pays 3%, a monthly
minimum only.n England discovered this entire industry, the Balance protection insurance vehicle on credit cards was banned as being completely
illegal.The fact that signed nothing on paper should be enough for me to get my monies back or at the very least some sort of partial settlement.TD
Financial is stating that a verbal assent is sufficient to create a informed consent contract over the phone. disagree as was not informed, my consent
was obviously not informed, my confirmation on paper was never requested nor given & feel that this is a total scam to be honest. am guessing other
complaints have been filed & suspect a class action lawsuit may be the next step if cannot get my money back. believe this balance protection
nsurance was taken from me like any normal theft or con, & that TD Visa, Toronto Dominion Bank & Toronto Dominion nsurance Company should be
held up to the public as cheating its customers.Also am self-employed, so could never possibly make a claim that lost my job.Whether consent to
something over the phone, always get something in the mail later that requires my signature to be returned to the company.The fat that this never
happened, nor any sort of renewal notice or reminder question says to me that TD Visa is practicing bad business.
Consumer's Desired ResoIution:
am seeking a full refund of $2,684.70 . will consider a partial settlement if that is the best that they can do. am prepared to proceed legally & am
considering my options vis a vis a Class action lawsuit, a return to MarketPlace for a follow-up story on TD Visa & other financial institutions in Canada
such as BMO who also have this balance protection nsurance on credit cards, & also, a continuing documentation of the results of this problem on my
various public blogs & websites on the internet. As a sidenote, have approximately $2,000.00 owing on my TD Visa at the moment.f the amount
owing at the time of settlement is cleared will consider the matter settled.& closed.Thank you for your time & attention & consideration, & thank you
for allowing me an outlet to vent my anger, & general illness that am feeling concerning this theft.
BBB Processing
2011-08-22 web BBB Complaint Received by BBB
To: Paul W. Huyer, Ombudsman
TD Office of the Ombudsman
Hello,
recently discovered that was paying Balance Protection nsurance on my TD Visa card since 2004...Unknowingly...The amount accrued is apparently
$2,684.70 ...
don't remember signing anything...There doesn't seem to be any written proof either that TD nsurance has...
obviously do not fulfill the requirements for "informed consent", as required by the Financial sector, insofar as didn't know was paying for this service,
am self-employed & could never file a claim against job loss, do not understand any of the details about the program such as the fact that apparently it
only pays a minimum monthly 3% if you do lose your job (which has not ever been applicable to me because have always been self-employed
anyways)...
Any other insurance policies that have signed for have always included a phone conversation where ask for coverage, then something arrives in the
mail that have to sign & mail back to confirm...As well, all products, not just insurance products, that have used, involve a yearly reminder or renewal
request with the option of non-renewal or termination at each year end...
TD Visa has not obtained either signed paper confirmation from me, nor have they ever asked on a yearly basis for renewal or termination of this policy,
which did not know was paying for...
am also concerned that this Balance Protection nsurance has been deemed illegal in England, which says to me that the practice is in fact bordering
on criminal...
am in debt around $2,000.00 on my TD Visa currently, which now know is due to this Balance nsurance thing going on my bills... cannot make a claim
due to job loss because am self-employed...So this program is completely useless to me & should never have been paying into it, which points to the
fact that never signed anything in writing, which would have NFORMED me of what the program covered or didn't & that it was inadvisable for me...
Apparently there is a phone recording of me agreeing to this program... do not consider a verbal yes informed consent... consider a verbal telephone
yes to merely be a window for the company to send me more information with a form to fill out with my signature on it to be mailed back, indicating that
understand & agree to terms which were spelled out to me only briefly in an assumptive salesperson's closing call...
The predatory nature of this insurance vehicle, the way it is sold, has been discussed in an episode of Marketplace in 2009 by Wendy Mesley of CBC...
watched the video online recently after doing a search of this problem...Statistics mentioned were that a full 23% of surveyed DD NOT EVEN KNOW they
were paying for the balance protection insurance...51% did not understand it does not pay off the FULL Balance...Both numbers indicate again a lack of
nformed Consent, which is a requirement in the Financial services industry for creating a contract...
suspect a class action lawsuit against the banks participating in said programs could easily be filed...Notwithstanding am looking for a full refund of my
monies... have a paralysed mother-in-law & a veteran father-in-law, with disabled adoptive children as dependents who could sure use more money sent
to them...The money that TD Visa has taken from me is being taken directly from them as that is where our money goes to when we can...
hope don't have to proceed further to get my money back...You & both know that balance protection insurance is a scam & that the selling tactics to
get an over the phone yes are the works of a con artist not an honest salesperson...The fact that nothing got signed on paper, nor any renewal reminders
just points to how this thievery is perpetuated...
Sari Grove (nee Slatt)
grove@sent.com
416-924-9725 (please respond by email however)
McMurrich street, Toronto
p.s. My husband was handling the accounting for the past 7 years & the words Balance protection ins. that showed up on the credit card bills occasionally,
did not register as an unusual charge...Apparently many people experience the same confusion, thinking it is interest charges or some banking service
fee, of course, am sure, this is on purpose by those who have created this surreptitious vehicle...



Swanne ScuIpture of a Trumpeter swan...
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Tango the German Shepherd Husky mix who worked the night shift outside at Leal Rental died two months ago (April 2011)...he will be sorely missed by
all who went to do their late night shopping at Loblaws & who stopped to pat Tango through the gates...(friendliest guard dog you'll ever meet)...Please
express your condolences to leal rental by maybe renting some equipment from them... know they like vegetable garden things too if you want to bring
them some fresh tomato plants or something else nice & neighbourly...be nice to a night guard dog tonight, & remember Tango in your prayers...
Note about the ad: Tango the German Shepherd Husky Guard Dog for Leal Rental on Dupont street died two months ago...(he was 12 & had hip
dysplasia & was in pain & had to be put down...) Please give Leal Rental centre your business if you can & tell them you are sorry to hear about
Tango...Everyone knew & loved Tango, especially the guys at Leal...Send them your condolences...Let's cheer them up...& be kind to a guard dog
today...t might be one of Tango's relatives...Leal Rental Centre nc555 Dupont TORONTO, ON M6G1Y8416-535-1141
am doing the finishing layers now...
1 part white cement (from Sutton Garden & Building Supply on Finch avenue)Edit: Now am going to use 2 parts white cement
1 part Perlite (also from Sutton)
1 part white silica sand (Sutton)
1 part Aragonite sand (from Petsmart at Laird)Edit:(Ok, am updating this recipe to TWO parts Aragonite sand)
1 part chopped glass strands (from Kreitmaker on ndustrial street)
pour of Acrylibond (from Home Depot also near Laird & Eglinton)
water
1 whole container black concrete powdered paint (from Home Depot too)(for the bill only)...
Edit: My edits are switching from a 1:4 cement to aggregate to a 2:5 cement to aggregate ratio, which have decided upon after reading the basics of
Concrete science by Professor O. Dvorkin from Russia...(2:5 is the optimal cement to water ratio & am hypothesizing with my new upgraded mix that 2
cement: to 5 aggregate will mimic the water in stability property...)(n layman's terms, cement is a bonder, & water is a neutral like aggregates...f 5 parts
water works with 2 parts cement, then logically 5 parts neutral aggregates should work in a similar way to two parts cement...)(will report on progress on
new mix, as soon as Monday's work cures a bit...)
Tuesday: walked 7.43 km to Home hardware Building centre at 804 Dupont street to get some more Cement bond acrylic resin because ran out already
yesterday...So got a 4 Litre thing & carried that home...As walked home stopped in to say hello to my old friend Tango a German Shephard Husky mix
guard dog who guards Leal Construction machine rentals across from the Loblaws at Christie & Dupont...Sad...Two months ago Tango died...He had hip
dysplasia, & was in pain, so he got put down...12 is old for a giant german Shephard... mean Tango was huge...One of the guys told me once he took
Tango to a vet to see why his privates were so swollen...The vet said: "He doesn't have anything wrong with his prostate...Tango just has a really huge
penis..." To this day Joseph & quote this story & laugh...We loved Tango...Everybody did...f you knew Tango, go to Leal & give your condolences...They
appreciated it...f you need to rent a construction machine, rent one from them...Just because of Tango...& the next time you see a guard dog working the
midnight shift, bring him a piece of chicken, or a slice of bacon, or a scrap of steak...Just because guard dogs need love too...(ok, maybe this is bad
advice...Tango was not your typical guard dog...We used to pat him through the fence at night...One night some people drove by & shouted: "Wow, that's
a great guard dog..."! (Tango was sort of sprawled out & purring if a dog could purr...Wael at Toose Art Supply says that if a robber came to his house to
rob the house, Sky, the Siberian Husky pup (ok, he's 2-1/2 now) would say to the robber: "here's the stereo system, now let me show you where the tv is..."
What would we be without our dogs? On another sad note, our neighbour's 19 year old cat died, & not long before that, her 17 year old cat...Now she just
has her two dogs...( know, your saying, 17 & 19?)...Still, just because they were old, it's still sad...A 94 year old lady got a little lost today & helped her to
find her way...This is how did that... made her eat a cookie...She had just gone grocery shopping & had a box of chocolate chip cookies sticking
out...After she ate a cookie, she remembered where she lived...Cookies are like that...This summer, when it is really hot & humid, if you find an older
person who is lost or fainty or disoriented, buy them something to eat or drink fast...Usually that fixes everything & it is easier on them than calling an
ambulance or the police...Mostly they just need some sugar & some water is good too...



Kidneys
January 24th, 2012 - online version
http://www.utexas.edu/courses/stross/ant322m_files/florafaun.htm reading material.



HospitaI strep throat, Diabetes, SeIenium/garIic...
January 24th, 2012 - online version
How eat my garlic...Get a bulb, peel a clove or two, chop into some pieces, put in plain organic yogurt, eat...The plain yogurt will make it easier to eat
the raw garlic pieces...This will help you to get better from the hospital strep...(what it does is lower your blood sugar in your pancreas-hospitals have
antibiotics flying around & antibiotics cause pancreatic problems which shows up as hospital strep...Antibiotics are just old sugar...)



A sIideshow showing the trumpeter swan ScuIpture PubIic Art progress on May 14, 2011...(70
Ibs. so far)...
January 24th, 2012 - online version
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Marine Boat ToiIet Etiquette:
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Though the name "HEARALL" implies it is only for the ears, in fact this product is an excellent heavy metal detoxification kit for your adrenal glands,
(which some people think are tied up to your ears anyway...) So if you want to detoxify from heavy metal exposure, HearAll works really well for me...t has
the extra side effect of removing progesterone excess from your adrenals, which is great if you think you have been exposed to birth control products,
either directly or indirectly...You can order this stuff directly from the manufacturer NaturalCare in Oregon on their website- it is far fresher that way...
The other thing is a Chinese herbal product for the spleen which got from the Herb Depot in person on Spadina avenue south of College on the west
side...There is a doctor there all the time, but he only speaks Chinese, so someone there will translate your questions for you...usually find out the word
for spleen in Chinese, memorize it, then when get there say that word...He will show you the newest spleen supplement selection...What this will do will
strengthen your spleen if you have exerted yourself in a muscular way & possibly depleted your spleen without knowing...For those who are cautious about
Chinese supplements, check which ones will have animal stuff inside Before you go to the store...Most of these spleen things will increase your copper
level & drop your phosphorus level, which is what you need if you have injured your spleen or tired it out, usually...
If a boat is within three miIes of the coast, then your boat toiIet CANNOT be fIushed directIy into the water...The boat toiIet water must be
fIushed into a hoIding tank at a marina...From the marina's hoIding tank, the water then must be fIushed into the marina's sewer
system...That means that the water goes directIy into the coastaI water treatment pIant...
Antifreeze is basicaIIy mercury...Mercury is basicaIIy Iiquid or fume pooh...Mercury & Magnesium are the two eIements that Iive in harmony
but in opposite baIance with each other...They Iive together naturaIIy in your gaIIbIadder...Too much mercury & your body wiII crave
magnesium, too much magnesium & your body wiII crave mercury...Nature aIways seeks a baIance...
Case Study: Let me expIain...At the BIuffs in Toronto, the cIiff rock is made of magnesium- it is caIIed DoIomite rock...If the Lake Ontario
water becomes exposed to mercury, then the DoIomite (magnesium) wiII obIige by eroding to create a harmonious baIance...This is why
the BIuffs are eroding...Everytime someone at a marina or yacht cIub winterizes their boat toiIet by fIushing the pipes with
antifreeze(mercury) then fIushing that mercury directIy into the Iake water, the BIuffs erode...
The more mercury goes into the water, the more the rocks erode...
This is why yearIy the water IeveI at the BIuffs marina is getting shaIIower & shaIIower...Because the boat peopIe are dumping their
antifreeze from their toiIets directIy into the Iake without taking the troubIe to fIush it into a hoIding tank, (then from there, the marina officiaI
fIushes that into the marina's septic system, which gets processed to the water fiItration process or pIant...)
By being Iazy or cheap or underfunded or not knowIedgeabIe enough, they are eroding their own BIuffs & then their boats get stuck in
shaIIow sand-fiIIed water...
AIso the concentration of mercury becomes more as the water IeveI becomes Iess...
Mercury poisoning in the gaIIbIadder kiIIs you by
suffocating you...You can teII a dirty marina by the peopIe...They wiII have anger issues, anti-sociaI behaviours, teII stories that have a drift
into the imaginary, they have Iost some important connection to reaIity, they drop words or fuII paragraphs when speaking then become
furious that you don't understand what they are saying...SteaIing & other odd behaviour is aIso symptomatic...Treat mercury poisoning by
taking magnesium tabIets...I have "Now" brand 200 miIIigram magnesium tabIets from Popeyes at Yonge south of BIoor east side- I put 4 in
a smaII bottIe of water & Iet them dissoIve for 15 minutes, then drink the chaIky water...10 tabIets over three days wiII improve your
gaIIbIadder, then take judiciousIy as Iong as you feeI you are stiII poisoned...Too much magnesium of course can aIso harm you, so if you
feeI jaw pain, stop...Magnesium cIeans you out, but if there is no more mercury present, it wiII just start to dissoIve bone...
Next time you are on your boat, think twice about fIushing your toiIet into the water...Sea, Iake or ocean...It is an etiquette question (& it is
aIso Iaw btw...)
KiIIing wiIdIife is a prosecutabIe offence...If you are found fIushing your boat toiIet into water within three miIes of a coast, knowingIy, then
you are kiIIing wiIdIife & can be prosecuted...Of course, a high concentration of mercury at a marina indicates a group agreement to fIout
the Iaw, & that mercury can kiII a human...A marina then can be charged with murder...Thought you aII shouId know...




- BIog
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Though the name "HEARALL" implies it is only for the ears, in fact this product is an excellent heavy metal detoxification kit for your adrenal glands,
(which some people think are tied up to your ears anyway...) So if you want to detoxify from heavy metal exposure, HearAll works really well for me...t has
the extra side effect of removing progesterone excess from your adrenals, which is great if you think you have been exposed to birth control products,
either directly or indirectly...You can order this stuff directly from the manufacturer NaturalCare in Oregon on their website- it is far fresher that way...
The other thing is a Chinese herbal product for the spleen which got from the Herb Depot in person on Spadina avenue south of College on the west
side...There is a doctor there all the time, but he only speaks Chinese, so someone there will translate your questions for you...usually find out the word
for spleen in Chinese, memorize it, then when get there say that word...He will show you the newest spleen supplement selection...What this will do will
strengthen your spleen if you have exerted yourself in a muscular way & possibly depleted your spleen without knowing...For those who are cautious about
Chinese supplements, check which ones will have animal stuff inside Before you go to the store...Most of these spleen things will increase your copper
level & drop your phosphorus level, which is what you need if you have injured your spleen or tired it out, usually...
f a boat is within three miles of the coast, then your boat toilet CANNOT be flushed directly into the water...The boat toilet water must be flushed into a
holding tank at a marina...From the marina's holding tank, the water then must be flushed into the marina's sewer system...That means that the water goes
directly into the coastal water treatment plant... Antifreeze is basically mercury...Mercury is basically liquid or fume pooh...Mercury & Magnesium are the
two elements that live in harmony but in opposite balance with each other...They live together naturally in your gallbladder...Too much mercury & your body
will crave magnesium, too much magnesium & your body will crave mercury...Nature always seeks a balance... Case Study: Let me explain...At the Bluffs
in Toronto, the cliff rock is made of magnesium- it is called Dolomite rock...f the Lake Ontario water becomes exposed to mercury, then the Dolomite
(magnesium) will oblige by eroding to create a harmonious balance...This is why the Bluffs are eroding...Everytime someone at a marina or yacht club
winterizes their boat toilet by flushing the pipes with antifreeze(mercury) then flushing that mercury directly into the lake water, the Bluffs erode... This is
why yearly the water level at the Bluffs marina is getting shallower & shallower...Because the boat people are dumping their antifreeze from their toilets
directly into the lake without taking the trouble to flush it into a holding tank, (then from there, the marina official flushes that into the marina's septic system,
which gets processed to the water filtration process or plant...) By being lazy or cheap or underfunded or not knowledgeable enough, they are eroding
their own Bluffs & then their boats get stuck in shallow sand-filled water... suffocating you...You can tell a dirty marina by the people...They will have anger
issues, anti-social behaviours, tell stories that have a drift into the imaginary, they have lost some important connection to reality, they drop words or full
paragraphs when speaking then become furious that you don't understand what they are saying...Stealing & other odd behaviour is also
symptomatic...Treat mercury poisoning by taking magnesium tablets... have "Now" brand 200 milligram magnesium tablets from Popeyes at Yonge south
of Bloor east side- put 4 in a small bottle of water & let them dissolve for 15 minutes, then drink the chalky water...10 tablets over three days will improve
your gallbladder, then take judiciously as long as you feel you are still poisoned...Too much magnesium of course can also harm you, so if you feel jaw
pain, stop...Magnesium cleans you out, but if there is no more mercury present, it will just start to dissolve bone... Next time you are on your boat, think
twice about flushing your toilet into the water...Sea, lake or ocean...t is an etiquette question (& it is also law btw...) Killing wildlife is a prosecutable
offence...f you are found flushing your boat toilet into water within three miles of a coast, knowingly, then you are killing wildlife & can be prosecuted...Of
course, a high concentration of mercury at a marina indicates a group agreement to flout the law, & that mercury can kill a human...A marina then can be
charged with murder...Thought you all should know... Above: n the video above show how just added another 50 feet of 3/8 of an inch braided nylon
rope from Canadian Tire (it is on spools, just ask Jerry at the Yonge & Davenport store to measure you out a length)...This is the final step in closing all
gaps & fixing any stray rope that may cause tripping...This makes my total rope length for this eight prototype design for a trumpeter Swan nest to be 750
feet...Apparently no matter how thick the rope use, end up using 750 feet for a 43 inch diameter nest... beIow(this is the step before the Iast, the
night before the video one): GIow in the dark green rope 3/8 of an inch, 100 feet...Added it this evening...TotaI rope Iength count is now 700
feet...(before, 500 red white braid poIy. 100 feet white twisted nyIon)...had to fiII in the gaps...(turns out rope was on tremendous saIe at
Canadian Tire tonight...wow! May get some more...) Now I am going to have to get a Trumpeter swan to modeI the nest...WiII post when that
happens...
On more than a hunch, think have discovered the cure for the common cold! here it is... Based on that hunch, the cure for the common cold would be
milk thistle...You can get milk thistle from Shopper's Drug mart for 12 dollars on sale right now... know because have tested milk thistle on Joseph &
myself...Joseph got his cold a few days after a drinking binge, so was able to make the connection... caught his cold... medicated both of us with milk
thistle capsules, granted instead of two took 5 & made him take 6, all at once...Just to get a quick reaction... Lo & behold the next morning we were
both fine...This is after two weeks of the cold drudging along...Yes, know, am a genius... Thank me when you get better from your cold...& spread the
word...The fewer colds people get the better the world will be...Don't you think?
Ok, so have been trying to make my Trumpeter swan nests, Heated! But came across an idea that people can use too...Or other animals!
This was quickie heating pad...
took an old glove... filled it with wild bird seed... microwaved it for almost 2 minutes...Stuck it in the top of my bra...( gather men cannot do this-so stick it
somewhere else...) nstant heating pad! For the nests, see the next blog post, was thinking of putting the heating pads between the nest & the linen over
top...You'd need several of these, but whoever is using the nest might be happy...
Even bengal cats like the nest! (Animals have been requesting these nests from me ever since began making them...Horses, squirrels, owls, eagles,
dogs, cats, this is an all purpose kind of nest-just change the rope material to suit your purposes...Poly rope floats as a by the way, Sisal is
biodegradable, twisted nylon is so gorgeous at 3/8 inch you can make a nest for your wife!) Tie strings can be left long at edges to tie down nests if
necessary...
here is Trumpeter nest number 8 design prototype after a little bit of work...Notice changed the rope to twisted nylon, & changed the diameter of the
rope to 3/8 of an inch...
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Trumpeter-Swan-Nest/ made an nstructable of this post, for clarity & so other people could make these
too...
How to make the Trumpeter swan nest:
used 3/8" twisted Nylon Rope(for the outside ring), which comes in 50 foot bags at Canadian Tire...t is fabulous rope, & you don't need gloves to protect
your hands while weaving- no mess either...(um, oh, since you were wondering, am actually going to finish the Trumpeter Swan Nest with the red & white
diamond braid poly rope seen on the spool below the video box...)
(Big Important Link: (update: ooh, I downIoaded "ReaI PIayer" & figured out how to get that movie here...It happens you need to downIoad
your own movies sometime cause you Iost them...sigh...anyways- if you try ReaI PIayer, remember sometimes you have to PLAY the movie
before it shows up to be downIoaded...Just a heads up cause I didn't know...see it beIow...)
http://groveontario.webs.com/apps/videos/videos/show/13161165-how-to-weave-the-monkey-chain-knot-to-make-the-trumpet-swan-nest-
or-any-other-bird-nest- Ok, this big important Iink takes you to our other website which has the video on How to Connect the Monkey Chain
Knot as you go aIong weaving...(the video shows SisaI rope 1/4 inch being used, but it is the same technique for any rope)...BasicaIIy you
are just Iooping into Ioops you have aIready made...(it is EASY)...)
About the red & white rope I used in the middIe of the nest: http://www.contractorsrope.com/braided-poIypropyIene-rope.htmI (Note: it
says not good outside, but that refers to pIaces that get Iots of sun & heat...It is fine for wet, dark, coId Toronto outdoors, near to a pond...)
http://www.onlineropestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=48&products_id=706 Ok, here is the ONLINE ROPE STORE in Trenton,
Ontario, who has the most pretty twisted nyIon rope in a nice 600 foot spooI at a very reasonabIe price...
http://www.uIine.ca/BL_3913/NyIon-Rope UIine is Iocated in Brampton, Ontario, & has nice rope at great prices & wiII deIiver...The prices
are Iow enough to mitigate the deIivery charge...I Iike their NyIon braided rope...Note: When I upgraded from 1/4 inch SisaI rope to 3/8 inch
PoIy rope, I cut 150 feet from the Iength I needed to make a nest...(750 ft became 600 ft. totaI for a 43 inch diameter nest)...So, IogicaIIy, if one
upgraded again to the 1/2 inch braided nyIon rope UIine has, then you couId again drop your Iength to 450 feet totaI rope needed...(from the
600 feet for the 3/8" rope)...So thicker rope may cost more but you use Iess, it is faster to weave, & it is easier on your hands...(Iess
friction)...
materials if you want to make on yourself...(Different sizes will appeal to different waterbirds or earth birds...) 4 feet to 43 inches is a Trumpeter size, a
little less gets you a Mute Swan, then a Canadian goose, then a duck & so on...You can put a nest in the crotch of a tree- strap it in with some extra rope,
& it makes a nest tree nest...Put a nest in an imaginative place, send us a picture, we will post it...Put some wild bird seed in the nest to make it a sure
seller...
3/8 inch red braided rope, this is a 500 foot spool from Canadian Tire, & got 20 feet free just for asking! ("Jerry" at the Yonge Davenport store is very
helpful)... Reasons am using this rope: Well, one of the most important reasons is the red and white: Red is a colour that Trumpeter swans can see & are
attracted to...n fact, the reason our wild bird seed is called "Red Ribbon" is because if you tie a red ribbon to where you are putting out your wild bird
seed, the wild birds will be attracted to it...Same with using the red in the nest rope...They will be attracted to the nest...Also- (manufacturer specs on the
rope follow)...* Easier to handle than twisted poly or natural fibers Great for water use: floats, resists rot and mildew Low stretch and ideal for a variety of
uses Excellent knot retention Safe working load: 220 lbs.Polypropylene is the lightest all-purpose rope material and, as such, floats. n addition, it is very
resistant to rot, mildew, and corrosion from chemicals. For these reasons, you'll be well served using it in the pool as a marker, for boating or other water
sports, or for camping, both applications which will benefit from its excellent knot retention.
This is a nest made of 1/4 inch Sisal rope...(43 inch diameter)...Sisal is cheaper, biodegradable & requires jersey gloves to protect your hands while
weaving, plus the straw makes a mess of your home a little...(harder to weave than a smoother rope too-needs more muscles)...
Red Ribbon wild bird seed is the best we have found on the market- tastes really really good! (yes, Sari has eaten it herself- Dad was a doctor & taught
his family that you should eat a little of whatever your animals are eating first- if not, how will you know what it tastes like, or if it is safe?(tastes really good
boiled with sweetener & milk! high protein)...The seeds are bigger for a swan...t is very fresh because it sells fast...Price right now is $11.99 cad for 15
kilograms- a bargain...We have gone through over $2,500.00 of this stuff at least...Trumpeter swans like it! (& two of them had four cygnets this year after
a winter of being fed Red Ribbon, so it worked!)...The higher nutritional content of this food means you can feed them well one day then it keeps them
going much longer than cheaper foods...Which helps them better since they often move around alot & you can't get to them so often...)
Finished maybe? So with the easier to knot rope & the larger 3/8 inch diameter of the rope, used only 600 feet of rope (instead of 750 feet with the 1/4
inch Sisal rope)... may still fill in some gaps tomorrow...We'll see...
What you are looking at is a USB rechargeable hand warmer pocket size in pink, which comes with a plug, a USB cord, & a lanyard for your neck...You
charge it either in an electrical socket or at your computer, then you can hang it around your neck & it keeps you warm on a cold day...
But here's my thought: Insert it into your Trumpeter swan nest to make it a heated Trumpeter Swan nest...Just stick it into one of the gaps
in the rope...
If you reaIIy want to get fancy, throw a stretchy conductive fabric over the nest, over the hand warmer...Now the whoIe nest wiII get
warm...(or if you don't want to buy conductive fabric, get some thin copper wire & attach it to fabric that you have...Put the copper side face
down on top of the hand warmer on your nest, with the soft fabric side on top...This is probabIy too compIicated & possibIy not safe, but
the germ of an idea is there for me or others to work with...The idea being, heated Trumpeter Swan nests for the winter months...)
http://www.Iessemf.com/fabric_guide.htmI This site has a whoIe bunch of conductive fabrics avaiIabIe if you want to try the heated nest
idea... Say you were running a swan rescue, or any other waterbird or earthbird rescue, you couId have a heated nest set-up in your
encIosed space...This wouId speed up heaIing times...(Remove the conductive fabric when not heating the nest, since metaIs get coId
aIone...)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4557579_make-rice-bag-hand-warmer.htmI Thinking deepIy about making IittIe rice bags (uncooked rice) that
fit into gaps in the rope of the Trumpeter swan nest...Then, microwaving those bags, & inserting into the nest when needed...(this is more
for a rescue type nest in winter, where the swan is very coId & needs warmth...) or Iike round fIat bags of rice, just smaII enough to fit in a
microwave, but as big as one can...OnIy stay warm for haIf an hour though...But rescues couId keep bags of rice on hand as preparation...
Click the picture to see an excellent selection of Conductive Fabrics...prices shown on the site are normal for the market...So my thought is to put a layer
of this conductive fabric over your nest, with the hand warmer underneath...This will make the whole nest warm...Hopefully...What do you think? Any better
ideas?
added a food tray & water cup...will fill in those gaps this week- they really are obvious now as look...more rope to buy as am out!
liked the wild bird seed tray idea, but didn't like my earlier try, aesthetically...So used a metal frozen dinner tray in a circle shape, put holes in either side
of it, & ran some of my long piece of cord through it, attaching it on the other side...This makes a nicer looking wild bird seed tray that won't move
around...
So decided that the metal tray look wasn't pretty enough...So had a piece of Belgian linen lying about, which loosely tied to the top of the nest...This
makes the nest a better Trumpeter swan feeder...The wild bird seed will sit on top better, & can wash the linen if need to...(just unattach it)...Just a
thought...Also, could put my rechargeable pocket handwarmer under the linen & it will warm up the nest better...(f turned the linen into a giant round bag,
could fill that with uncooked rice & microwave that before attaching it, then going to feed the Trumpeter family in winter...
One of our intact lady bengal cats extraordinaire does one of her great jumps! (with a little encouragement because of the ipod touch camera pointing-
usually this jump is done without help)...
B'Elanna felt left out, so we are putting this pic of her here, so she can be a part of this blog post too...(Also an intact lady bengal cat- from a different
litter)...
http://www.wamsoc.ca/ Women's Art Museum Society of Canada! Yay, one of my works has been accepted(today) into WAM's first virtual exhibition!
Their goal is to move into physical exhibitions, this is the beginning of that...Yay!
BALANCE PROTECTON NSURANCE ON TD VSA CREDT CARD:
n January of 2004, was sold balance protection insurance on my Td Visa card while calling in to re-activate my card... was NOT told that self-employed
people were excluded from the policy... did not receive anything in writing concerning the policy, & because it only appears on statements if you carry a
balance, nothing came up on my credit card statements indicating anything about this policy...So forgot even had this...n August of 2011, my husband
discovered a charge on my credit card that merely said "Balance Protection" (the word "insurance" does not get printed on the statement)... suppose this
is how we both missed these charges on our statements... called to claim an unauthorized charge & found out that had this weird insurance policy, & that
$2,684.70 plus interest had been taken from my Td Visa card over the years, without me realizing it...That is when found out that self-employed people
cannot make a claim...( had thought at the time of discovering this policy, that might make a claim anyway, to get my monies back)... asked for a
refund... have been refused 4 times- once by Td nsurance ndra Satram, once by Td nsurance Michael Brunette, once by Assurant Solutions the
underwriter Michael Castonguay, once by Mireille Mishriky the associate Td bank ombudsperson in Montreal...
have been told by the OLH (The Ombudservice for Life & health nsurance) that deserve a refund based on the fact that a self-employed person is
excluded from the policy & that should not have been sold this policy... have been told by a lawyer that the contract is "Void Abinitio" or void from the
beginning, & that all monies should be rescinded back to the original position... am also now aware of thousands & thousands of other people who have
been MSSOLD credit card protection insurance... found out credit insurance called PP in England (payment protector insurance) has been BANNED in
ENGLAND... found several class action lawsuits in the States where money is being refunded to consumers as we speak...For example, Providien
refunded over a 100 million dollars in 2001 in San Francisco alone in payment protection insurance that was missold...n fact the main brunt of all these
cases is that the policy was sold to people who do NOT qualify to make a claim...These include the self-employed, the jobless, seasonal workers, part-
time workers, students, the retired, thoe who did not have a job when saying yes over the phone, those already disabled when they said yes...
This balance protection insurance brings in millions of dollars of revenue to banks, while not having to pay out any claims, since most people they sell to
cannot qualify to make a claim...t is time for Canadians to take action against credit protection insurance, & refund monies back to those who have been
cheated...One of the worst parts about balance protection insurance is that it only charges you when you are in debt- thus adding to your debt load...When
we discovered this charge recently, we realized our only debt was the entire cost of the very very expensive premiums accrued over the years...$2,684.70
plus interest was the whole debt load we were carrying- on a product that was supposed to help relieve us of debt in the event that we couldn't pay back
our credit card ourselves...Both my husband & check our statements- it is not from laziness that we didn't flag these charges before...t is carefully buried
at the bottom of statements, & because the word "insurance" is not used, it looks like a banking fee- like an annual fee or some transaction fee...The
whole thing is carefully designed to deceive...Please regulate if you can... myself have already helped others by publishing information that have learned
on my blogs or websites- but am still stymied by TD Canada trust bank's unwillingness to admit their mistake & wrongdoing...(AS a sidenote, BMO Bank
of Montreal has been giving refunds regularly to those who complain- it appears that BMO is aware of the corruption & is trying to make amends...TD
bank no...But there are other banks in the Canadian market still selling this thing...t is wrong & it has to stop...)
have contacted other agencies about this, & am trying to be thorough by contacting the Competition Bureau... read a favorable article by Ellen
Roseman about Melanie Aitken & decided to write here...
http://classactionlawsuitsinthenews.com/class-action-lawsuit-complaints/citigroup-citicorp-credit-protection-class-action-lawsuit-complaint/ f you read this
page you will get the basics on one Class Action lawsuit about credit card protection insurance-Click on the word "Complaints" down that page to read
the full PDF by the lawyer's enumerating the exact crimes...
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/11/16/224227.htm Big Article about various federal actions & lawsuits about credit card protection
insurance in the States...
Red Ribbon Wild Bird Seed available at Canadian Tire Stores...
Time of year you are welcome to feed the Trumpeter Swans: November to April (winter)
Tips: Sometimes you have to feed the little birds first or the bigger ones won't eat- Trumpeter swans are the biggest waterbird, so they are very very
polite...
What's the difference: A Trumpeter swan grown-up has a black bill, a Mute Swan grown-up has a yellow bill...The babies called cygnets are very similar
though, grayish with black beaks, although the Mute swan cygnets are slightly brownish-greyish rather than just ash-grayish...
What else could feed them: Well we have tried defrosted organic corn niblets, freeze dried organic corn, whole untreated corn, different kinds of wild bird
seed, organic whole grain breads from Whole Foods market...Sari has still not tried them on sardines or smelts, & was not thrilled with the Mazuri swan &
duck food mainly because it seemed to have Northern Pike in it (which is in the shark family- little known fact) but also because this fish based food
seemed too high in mercury(mercury is actually poop)- though this Mazuri food is what some zoos feed so it might be better depending on the batch &
season...The swans found the shrimp pellets way too salty...They were not crazy for peanuts or black sunflower seeds, & the dried re-wetted wakame
seaweed was not a hit either...Use your imagination... imagine warmed wild bird seed, still warm (boil in some water) might be nice on a cold day (tastes
pretty good with sweet & low & milk btw- that is for the humans who are tasting the food before feeding though)...
Chug a little cooking oil straight from the bottle...t will help loosen the GMO glutens that are blocking up your kidneys...
For a cat or dog or other animal, put a little cooking oil on their fur- they will lick it off, & it will bring them out of kidney crisis...
p.s. a gluten is found in carbs like bread, pasta, pizza crust...pet food is full of glutens...
p.p.s. GMO means genetically modified organism- what it means is you get a grain that looks like a normal grain but is really just a fibrous thing that is
very hard to digest-when you eat a GMO grain your throat closes up, you may cough or choke, you have no lung power, your heart feels blocked, you
cannot poop, your peeing may be obstructed...
Sand Wood SisaI Nest: For your Trumpeter Swan nest,
materiaIs: *Aragonite Sand (find at Petsmart locations in the reptile section)
*wood chips ( a bag of) (your local hardware store usually, Canadian Tire)
*SisaI rope 1/4 inch or thicker
nstructions: spread out the Aragonite sand (calcium carbonate sand), in an elliptical shape at the location where you want the nest to be...43 inches
minimum diameter for a Trumpeter Swan...Sprinkle all your wood chips on top of the sand in the same shape but a slightly smaller ellipse (a circle
shape is fine too)...Weave your sisal rope into a giant ellipse that fits on top of the wood chips...Try to fill in the gaps in your weave so there aren't any big
holes...http://sarigrove.weebly.com/1/post/2011/09/instructional-video-on-how-to-make-the-trumpeter-swan-nest.html (The link takes you to a video on
this site of how to weave the Trumpeter Swan Nest...)
Lay your Sisal rope nest on top of the wood chips...Voila, you have a nice warm safe place for a Trumpeter Swan to sit upon in the cold cold months of
winter, which are November to April in Toronto...
http://www.amazon.com/Crocodile-Peter-Nickl/dp/0940793326 Crocodile, Crocodile by
Peter Nickl...An excellent excellent children's story that teaches ecology but in a really funny funny way...Beautiful beautiful illustrations- works of art
really...Crocodile, crocodile...
https://secure1.heifer.org/gift-catalog?msource=DMJ09P00000B Heifer nternational is a charitable foundation that gives gifts to people who need
it...Their gift catalogue is really neat! Visit just to see...For $500 you can give a Heifer to a village & they get to have milk...That is neat...Neat...
http://www.greenillusions.org/ Green llusions is a book that is coming out May 12, 2012, but you really should ask them to remind you for then, or pre-
order, because this book may change the future of green...nstead of bulking up on eco-friendly things, the author looks to the act of consumption as a
culprit, & identifies weaknesses in many new eco-technologies...Less is more, walk to work, & so on...Take a look... don't think the book is anti-eco, just
anti-false-hope-eco perhaps...



Nest for a Trumpeter swan:
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Above: In the video above I show how I just added another 50 feet of 3/8 of an inch braided nyIon rope from Canadian Tire (it is on spooIs,
just ask Jerry at the Yonge & Davenport store to measure you out a Iength)...This is the finaI step in cIosing aII gaps & fixing any stray rope
that may cause tripping...This makes my totaI rope Iength for this eight prototype design for a trumpeter Swan nest to be 750
feet...ApparentIy no matter how thick the rope I use, I end up using 750 feet for a 43 inch diameter nest...
beIow(this is the step before the Iast, the night before the video one): GIow in the dark green rope 3/8 of an inch, 100 feet...Added it this
evening...TotaI rope Iength count is now 700 feet...(before, 500 red white braid poIy. 100 feet white twisted nyIon)...had to fiII in the
gaps...(turns out rope was on tremendous saIe at Canadian Tire tonight...wow! May get some more...) Now I am going to have to get a
Trumpeter swan to modeI the nest...WiII post when that happens...



The cure for the common coId, by Sari (with Joseph's heIp)...
January 24th, 2012 - online version

On more than a hunch, I think I have discovered the cure for the common coId! here it is...
Ok, background...
I beIieve that peopIe get coIds when their Iiver is debiIitated or run down...
Based on that hunch, the cure for the common coId wouId be miIk thistIe...You can get miIk thistIe from Shopper's Drug mart for 12 doIIars
on saIe right now...
What it does is it cIeans out your Iiver, & you wake up the next day weII again...

I know because I have tested miIk thistIe on Joseph & myseIf...Joseph got his coId a few days after a drinking binge, so I was abIe to make
the connection...
I caught his coId...I medicated both of us with miIk thistIe capsuIes, granted instead of two I took 5 & made him take 6, aII at once...Just to
get a quick reaction...
Lo & behoId the next morning we were both fine...This is after two weeks of the coId drudging aIong...Yes, I know, I am a genius...
Thank me when you get better from your coId...& spread the word...The fewer coIds peopIe get the better the worId wiII be...Don't you
think?
heating pad quickie: Microwaved glove filled with wild bird seed...(2 minutes)
Ok, so have been trying to make my Trumpeter swan nests, Heated! But came across an idea that people can use too...Or other animals!
This was quickie heating pad...
took an old glove... filled it with wild bird seed... microwaved it for almost 2 minutes...Stuck it in the top of my bra...( gather men cannot do this-so stick it
somewhere else...) nstant heating pad! For the nests, see the next blog post, was thinking of putting the heating pads between the nest & the linen over
top...You'd need several of these, but whoever is using the nest might be happy...



How to make a Trumpeter swan nest: this is prototype number 8 in progress now...
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Even bengal cats like the nest! (Animals have been requesting these nests from me ever since began making them...Horses, squirrels, owls, eagles,
dogs, cats, this is an all purpose kind of nest-just change the rope material to suit your purposes...Poly rope floats as a by the way, Sisal is
biodegradable, twisted nylon is so gorgeous at 3/8 inch you can make a nest for your wife!) Tie strings can be left long at edges to tie down nests if
necessary...
here is Trumpeter nest number 8 design prototype after a little bit of work...Notice changed the rope to twisted nylon, & changed the diameter of the
rope to 3/8 of an inch...
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Trumpeter-Swan-Nest/ made an nstructable of this post, for clarity & so other people could make these
too...
How to make the Trumpeter swan nest:
used 3/8" twisted Nylon Rope(for the outside ring), which comes in 50 foot bags at Canadian Tire...t is fabulous rope, & you don't need gloves to protect
your hands while weaving- no mess either...(um, oh, since you were wondering, am actually going to finish the Trumpeter Swan Nest with the red & white
diamond braid poly rope seen on the spool below the video box...)
(Big Important Link: (update: ooh, I downIoaded "ReaI PIayer" & figured out how to get that movie here...It happens you need to downIoad
your own movies sometime cause you Iost them...sigh...anyways- if you try ReaI PIayer, remember sometimes you have to PLAY the movie
before it shows up to be downIoaded...Just a heads up cause I didn't know...see it beIow...)
http://groveontario.webs.com/apps/videos/videos/show/13161165-how-to-weave-the-monkey-chain-knot-to-make-the-trumpet-swan-nest-
or-any-other-bird-nest- Ok, this big important Iink takes you to our other website which has the video on How to Connect the Monkey Chain
Knot as you go aIong weaving...(the video shows SisaI rope 1/4 inch being used, but it is the same technique for any rope)...BasicaIIy you
are just Iooping into Ioops you have aIready made...(it is EASY)...)
About the red & white rope I used in the middIe of the nest: http://www.contractorsrope.com/braided-poIypropyIene-rope.htmI (Note: it
says not good outside, but that refers to pIaces that get Iots of sun & heat...It is fine for wet, dark, coId Toronto outdoors, near to a pond...)
http://www.onlineropestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=48&products_id=706 Ok, here is the ONLINE ROPE STORE in Trenton,
Ontario, who has the most pretty twisted nyIon rope in a nice 600 foot spooI at a very reasonabIe price...
http://www.uIine.ca/BL_3913/NyIon-Rope UIine is Iocated in Brampton, Ontario, & has nice rope at great prices & wiII deIiver...The prices
are Iow enough to mitigate the deIivery charge...I Iike their NyIon braided rope...Note: When I upgraded from 1/4 inch SisaI rope to 3/8 inch
PoIy rope, I cut 150 feet from the Iength I needed to make a nest...(750 ft became 600 ft. totaI for a 43 inch diameter nest)...So, IogicaIIy, if one
upgraded again to the 1/2 inch braided nyIon rope UIine has, then you couId again drop your Iength to 450 feet totaI rope needed...(from the
600 feet for the 3/8" rope)...So thicker rope may cost more but you use Iess, it is faster to weave, & it is easier on your hands...(Iess
friction)...
materials if you want to make on yourself...(Different sizes will appeal to different waterbirds or earth birds...) 4 feet to 43 inches is a Trumpeter size, a
little less gets you a Mute Swan, then a Canadian goose, then a duck & so on...You can put a nest in the crotch of a tree- strap it in with some extra rope,
& it makes a nest tree nest...Put a nest in an imaginative place, send us a picture, we will post it...Put some wild bird seed in the nest to make it a sure
seller...
3/8 inch red braided rope, this is a 500 foot spool from Canadian Tire, & got 20 feet free just for asking! ("Jerry" at the Yonge Davenport store is very
helpful)... Reasons am using this rope: Well, one of the most important reasons is the red and white: Red is a colour that Trumpeter swans can see & are
attracted to...n fact, the reason our wild bird seed is called "Red Ribbon" is because if you tie a red ribbon to where you are putting out your wild bird
seed, the wild birds will be attracted to it...Same with using the red in the nest rope...They will be attracted to the nest...Also- (manufacturer specs on the
rope follow)...* Easier to handle than twisted poly or natural fibers Great for water use: floats, resists rot and mildew Low stretch and ideal for a variety of
uses Excellent knot retention Safe working load: 220 lbs.Polypropylene is the lightest all-purpose rope material and, as such, floats. n addition, it is very
resistant to rot, mildew, and corrosion from chemicals. For these reasons, you'll be well served using it in the pool as a marker, for boating or other water
sports, or for camping, both applications which will benefit from its excellent knot retention.
This is a nest made of 1/4 inch Sisal rope...(43 inch diameter)...Sisal is cheaper, biodegradable & requires jersey gloves to protect your hands while
weaving, plus the straw makes a mess of your home a little...(harder to weave than a smoother rope too-needs more muscles)...
Red Ribbon wild bird seed is the best we have found on the market- tastes really really good! (yes, Sari has eaten it herself- Dad was a doctor & taught
his family that you should eat a little of whatever your animals are eating first- if not, how will you know what it tastes like, or if it is safe?(tastes really good
boiled with sweetener & milk! high protein)...The seeds are bigger for a swan...t is very fresh because it sells fast...Price right now is $11.99 cad for 15
kilograms- a bargain...We have gone through over $2,500.00 of this stuff at least...Trumpeter swans like it! (& two of them had four cygnets this year after
a winter of being fed Red Ribbon, so it worked!)...The higher nutritional content of this food means you can feed them well one day then it keeps them
going much longer than cheaper foods...Which helps them better since they often move around alot & you can't get to them so often...)
Finished maybe? So with the easier to knot rope & the larger 3/8 inch diameter of the rope, used only 600 feet of rope (instead of 750 feet with the 1/4
inch Sisal rope)... may still fill in some gaps tomorrow...We'll see...
What you are looking at is a USB rechargeable hand warmer pocket size in pink, which comes with a plug, a USB cord, & a lanyard for your neck...You
charge it either in an electrical socket or at your computer, then you can hang it around your neck & it keeps you warm on a cold day...
But here's my thought: Insert it into your Trumpeter swan nest to make it a heated Trumpeter Swan nest...Just stick it into one of the gaps
in the rope...
If you reaIIy want to get fancy, throw a stretchy conductive fabric over the nest, over the hand warmer...Now the whoIe nest wiII get
warm...(or if you don't want to buy conductive fabric, get some thin copper wire & attach it to fabric that you have...Put the copper side face
down on top of the hand warmer on your nest, with the soft fabric side on top...This is probabIy too compIicated & possibIy not safe, but
the germ of an idea is there for me or others to work with...The idea being, heated Trumpeter Swan nests for the winter months...)
http://www.Iessemf.com/fabric_guide.htmI This site has a whoIe bunch of conductive fabrics avaiIabIe if you want to try the heated nest
idea... Say you were running a swan rescue, or any other waterbird or earthbird rescue, you couId have a heated nest set-up in your
encIosed space...This wouId speed up heaIing times...(Remove the conductive fabric when not heating the nest, since metaIs get coId
aIone...)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4557579_make-rice-bag-hand-warmer.htmI Thinking deepIy about making IittIe rice bags (uncooked rice) that
fit into gaps in the rope of the Trumpeter swan nest...Then, microwaving those bags, & inserting into the nest when needed...(this is more
for a rescue type nest in winter, where the swan is very coId & needs warmth...) or Iike round fIat bags of rice, just smaII enough to fit in a
microwave, but as big as one can...OnIy stay warm for haIf an hour though...But rescues couId keep bags of rice on hand as preparation...
Click the picture to see an excellent selection of Conductive Fabrics...prices shown on the site are normal for the market...So my thought is to put a layer
of this conductive fabric over your nest, with the hand warmer underneath...This will make the whole nest warm...Hopefully...What do you think? Any better
ideas?
added a food tray & water cup...will fill in those gaps this week- they really are obvious now as look...more rope to buy as am out!
liked the wild bird seed tray idea, but didn't like my earlier try, aesthetically...So used a metal frozen dinner tray in a circle shape, put holes in either side
of it, & ran some of my long piece of cord through it, attaching it on the other side...This makes a nicer looking wild bird seed tray that won't move
around...
So decided that the metal tray look wasn't pretty enough...So had a piece of Belgian linen lying about, which loosely tied to the top of the nest...This
makes the nest a better Trumpeter swan feeder...The wild bird seed will sit on top better, & can wash the linen if need to...(just unattach it)...Just a
thought...Also, could put my rechargeable pocket handwarmer under the linen & it will warm up the nest better...(f turned the linen into a giant round bag,
could fill that with uncooked rice & microwave that before attaching it, then going to feed the Trumpeter family in winter...



for The Attorney GeneraI of Canada: credit card protection insurance scams by banks in
Canada
January 24th, 2012 - online version

Letter about Credit Card Protection Insurance corruption in Canada:From:"Joseph & Sari Grove"
<grovecanada@fastmaiI.fm>To:webadmin@justice.gc.caDate:Sat, 3 Dec 2011 3:15 PM (6 minutes 41 seconds ago)For: The
HonourabIe Robert NichoIson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara FaIIs, OntarioMinister of Justice and Attorney GeneraI of Canada,
regarding: Credit card protection Insurance in Canada, A brief expIanation & request... The banks seII credit card protection
insurance over the phone when you activate or re-activate your credit card... This credit card protection insurance does not appear
on your credit card statement unIess you carry a baIance, & it becomes a percentage of that debt baIance... Most of the peopIe soId
this type of insurance on their credit card are in fact excIuded from ever making a cIaim- excIuded cIasses incIude but are not Iimited
to: the seIf-empIoyed, the retired, the jobIess, those jobIess when saying yes over the phone but who get a job Iater, those aIready
disabIed, seasonaI workers, part-time workers, freeIancers... When soId this insurance the bank does not state the excIusions nor do
they ask any questions if one is in fact pre-excIuded... Years can go by with this money being taken from one's credit card, without
one even knowing the charge is there because it is buried in statements as "baIance protection", without the word insurance
appearing, so peopIe think it is a credit card fee...Of course, the "yes" over the phone is not on paper, so there is no signed contract
to Iook at...There is no annuaI reminder or confirmation of the contract, which is how years may go by... There are thousands &
thousands of Canadians who have been duped by this fraud...The individuaI suits though wouId be too Iow for a person to hire a
Iawyer for however...Mine for exampIe is for $2,684.70 pIus interest... I was soId this credit card protection insurance, though I found
out in August of this year, 2011, that seIf-empIoyed peopIe are pre-excIuded...I have tried for 4 months to get a refund from TD Canada
trust Bank to no avaiI... Td Canada trust bank has been excIuded from OBSI since November the 1st, 2011...Which means that there is
now no governing body avaiIabIe to me on that IeveI who can enact a systemic refund to aII wronged peopIe... Credit protection
Insurance has been successfuIIy Iitigated aIready by Attorney GeneraIs in the United States...A googIe search of those words wiII
bring up articIes or I can provide reference articIes if need be...There are dozens...AIso in EngIand... The provinciaI IeveI in Canada
doesn't work at the moment because the banks say that the bank Act supersedes any provinciaI bodies... This suit shouId resuIt in
hundreds of miIIions of doIIars being refunded to aII peopIe who have bought credit card protection insurance in Canada since it
arrived here in 2001... I feeI that this is a matter for the Attorney GeneraI of Canada, The HonourabIe Robert NichoIson... Canada is
centraIized enough that a swift & broad suit wouId cIean up this corruptive & unduIy profit enhancing unfair & unconscionabIe trade
practice by our banks... Thank you for your time & attention to this matter, *feeI free to caII 416-924-9725, write to
grovecanada@fastmaiI.fm, or snaiI maiI a response to me at... My maiIing address is: Mrs. Sari Grove306-15 McMurrich streetToronto,
OntarioM5R 3M6 Sari Grove p.s. Or just commence IegaI action against the banks & Iet's get this done! AII the best, Sari
http://www.cbc.ca/marketpIace/in_deniaI/
This CBC special video shows Td Canada Trust Mis-selling Mortgage nsurance...Which points to the Canadian government just abolishing any
insurance sale NOT made by a licensed insurance professional in Canada- that is law already in Alberta, let's make it National!(for the time being,
DON'T buy insurance from anybody who doesn't have a licence-that means the banks!
http://www.sIideshare.net/GroveCanada read our 139 page presentation that got a renter 15K in reIocation money for being asked to Ieave
in order for a deveIoper to tear down her home to buiId more condos...



Jump Jadzia!
January 24th, 2012 - online version

One of our intact lady bengal cats extraordinaire does one of her great jumps! (with a little encouragement because of the ipod touch camera pointing-
usually this jump is done without help)...
B'Elanna felt left out, so we are putting this pic of her here, so she can be a part of this blog post too...(Also an intact lady bengal cat- from a different
litter)...
http://www.wamsoc.ca/ Women's Art Museum Society of Canada! Yay, one of my works has been accepted(today) into WAM's first virtual exhibition!
Their goal is to move into physical exhibitions, this is the beginning of that...Yay!