Thursday, December 29, 2011

If Ducks Could Talk...

I don't see many ducks walking down our street
but I'm sure this guy had his reasons. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In Training...

Actually, I really have started to get back into a 'normal' routine that
involves less eating and more physical activities. My knees hurt too much
when my weight gets up there. A good message from my body.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Family Dinner….

Note to self….
Do not book annual check up two days after the annual Christmas dinner...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Spirit in a Candy Cane

I read a couple of Penny's blog's and was inspired. 
I put together a couple of illustrations and she posted them
on her blog this morning!
This one was from yesterday's post True Meaning of Christmas: Candy

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Zombie Shoppers

They're out there...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17th?

Whisky Tango Foxtrot...
Where's the snow?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We do not have any snow on the ground yet, but I am optimistic. 
 This is a shot I took just after Christmas last year.... .
I don't mind the snow and the cold…I just hate being cold. 
I'm one of those people who bundle up like crazy and 
waddle around the driveway with a shovel. I use the snowblower
when the snow gets stupid deep.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rj Silver Update

RJ Silver 3-Pack Book for sale

I designed the cover for RJ Silver's new 3-Pack book that's for sale on Amazon.
I've been illustrating his blog as well. What a blast!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Can I Get a Habs Game?

My brother-in-law, a true Habs fan, is feeling well enough to be asking for a television in his room. 
We are all relieved. He is on the mend!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Visual Book Review

Just finished reading "The Sisters Brothers"
by Patrick deWitt. An excellent western
following Eli and Charlie Sisters, a couple of hired guns. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow Tires

        The traction is incredible.This is our third winter driving with them. 
                I can see why the province of Quebec has made it illegal to drive without 'em in the winter.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It isn't happening at Costco.

It was really crowded at Costco Sunday morning. 
I'm thinking they're going to need even bigger shopping carts for the customers.

Friday, December 2, 2011

About 3 weeks ago my Mom asked me if I had replaced the washer hose going into the back of my washer in the past 5 years. Our washer is only 3 years old so I wasn't too concerned about it. It had been 15 years on the old machine without incident. Apparently you are supposed to change them every 3 - 5 years. Coincidently my good friend Chris recently told me his washer hose burst, filling his laundry room in his basement with water. The carpets sealed both the door and the drain spout on the floor. When he opened the laundry room door he got soaked. The water was spraying onto his fuse box.
 I added the electrical sparks for dramatical tension. His fuse box has a really good seal on it.
 I added the fish for fun.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giraffe at 3 o'clock!!

Got an email from my sister that said exactly this. 
I had to draw it up.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

An RJ Silver update

The 2am Boost

Matthew's girlfriend's car died in the Market late last night.
The car was very dead and the kid walking by was quite drunk.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Not That I'm Getting Older…..but

It's Matt's Birthday and 
It's adding up Way Too Quickly!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Note to the blogger noob...

It took me 4 days to realize Penny had me listed in her blog roll.
I confessed to being quite new at this whole blogging thing and she commented
that she was the opposite of a blogger noob. I had to put this caricature together. 
Penny posted it on her site.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Code

Even getting into a chair...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An Online Interview with RJ Silver

I've been illustrating RJ Silver's website and blog for a few
months now. RJ's just had an online interview...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Addy at the Spa

My brother's Border Collie Addy really enjoyed staying at his place last week. 
She had to share her spa experience with her bud Elmo.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I did a sketch of Kathy and her sister Wendy. 
I sketched one face, copied it, and added the hair.
They really do look alike.

A Croc Ate My Girlfriend

A drawing I illustrated for RJ Silver's blog

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Plaque as 'Carry On'

ok…the back story...Max used to tell me that if you threw enough sh%# at a wall something was bound to stick. I kept trying new ideas and got involved with new projects all the time..I still do…..Max told his good friend Ted, a cattle farmer, about his theory and our conversations. After spending months looking, Ted found the 'perfectly' dried cow patty. He shoveled it up and brought it back to his garage/barn and shellacked the heck out of it, then gave it Max. Max had a plaque engraved with "Keep Throwing, Some Will Stick", glued it to the now shiny, shellacked cow patty and gave it to me. 
The reaction I get is quite extreme. Either people find it really funny, or they feel a bit ill. It's been looking for the perfect wall space since then.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Penguin With Hot Chocolate

The digital transfer continues. It's a 
slow process but they translate well
with the new software. Check out this
Card on Zazzle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Star on the Tree

I'm in the process of uploading digital versions of 
my Christmas Card designs up onto the zazzle website. 
Here's a link to Star on the Tree

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I've been asked to help a little green alien (RJ Silver) illustrate his blog and website. His sense of humour is off the charts. He would have to be from another planet to come up with the humorous observations that he posts. I take such a pleasure making visual leaps into the world he creates in his imagination. I never know where he will be taking me/us, but I am really enjoying the creative ride.
Please check out RJ Silver's Blog

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just Another Day at the Beach

Me and my big brother! There's nothing like old photographs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dashing Through the Snow

I'm in the process of transferring my Christmas card designs to a digital format.
I've posted 'Dashing Through the Snow" on the Zazzle website. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

1920 Ford Model 'T'

I took this photograph at Rockcliffe Park in Ottawa this summer.
This 1920 Model 'T' Ford was originally restored by Ron, Kathy's father.
Since we transported her to Ottawa, I found a new and wonderful hobby.
It is so peaceful tinkering with this amazing work of art. Every time it fires up
I feel so lucky to hear it putter away and feel it shake and move rhythmically.

Flash on the iPad3?

I put this sketch together the morning it was announced that Steve Jobs had stepped down. The one line emails were flying about between my friends at Pip Animation.  I took the lines and plugged them into this drawing.

Mother Earth

I took this photo in our back yard last week before all this rain started coming down.
Kathy made the clay sculpture while at Sheridan College.
I love the red leaves next to the deep shades of green.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Symphony in Yellow

"Symphony in Yellow"
 is a poem that Kathy wrote and recorded. I pitched her voice 
 and animated this little short in front of Lemon Lilies that
I recorded in our garden last summer. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Going to Calgary

I was told to pack my slippers when I head out to Calgary...
I've recently signed up with Zazzle to see how my drawings and 
greeting card designs would look on their products.



Saturday, September 17, 2011

I've been working on Kathy's website ( this summer. Have a look.

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Creating Money Visualization" model sheet


    This is the model sheet I put together before I animated the short 'Creating Money Visualization' for Tana Saler. She recorded her voice and I used the audio track to animate to. The turn around was very quick. It took  2 weeks from start to finish and I had a lot of fun creating and animating under a tight deadline. 

Clearing Debts and Creating Money Visualization
Here's a link to the animation posted on youtube for Creating Money Visualization.