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.