creative process, drawing

Flying Cats

Recently I've become interested in the possibility of making comics. When I had the idea, I looked online for a book that might help me learn some of the basics. Right away, I saw a great book called Making Comics by Lynda Barry, whose comics I have always loved. I was able to get a… Continue reading Flying Cats

Felt & Fabric, Printmaking

War & Peace (Not the Book)

With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, I've been thinking often about the dreadfulness of war. Here's two linocuts on war and peace I made years ago and first posted in 2014 and 2016. In 2003, when the US-led invasion of Iraq began, I made the War linocut. I printed one of the images on… Continue reading War & Peace (Not the Book)

drawing, Exhibits & Performances, scratchboard

Juried Drawing 2022

I received great news last week that a work of mine has been accepted into a juried show in Toronto. It's an online drawing show at the Aird Gallery that will begin in either late March or early May. I'll post more information once I receive the details. Here's the scratchboard drawing that got in:… Continue reading Juried Drawing 2022

drawing, Printmaking, Writing

How I’d Change the World

You may have heard about the far right-wing convoy of trucks that has occupied our capital in Canada for nearly two weeks. The organizers are opposed to all covid mandates and to the federal government. Their message has spread to demonstrations in other cities, to the border with the U.S. and around the world. After… Continue reading How I’d Change the World

creative process, drawing, Masks

Meandering

I've been thinking about the way I tend to work. Perhaps a good metaphor is the process of meandering in that I work in several media and wander among different ones as I move along. I used to criticize myself for this as if sticking with one medium was the only way to be a… Continue reading Meandering

creative process, Masks

Papier/Paper Maché Masks

When the number of active covid cases has been high during the pandemic, I have ordered art supplies and groceries either for delivery or curbside pickup. And during these 2! years, I have accumulated MANY paper bags and paper used to cushion items in the mail. For a long while I kept thinking about recycling… Continue reading Papier/Paper Maché Masks

creative process, drawing

Latent Kitten Drawing

In April I published a series of posts about a dream I'd had that captivated me and led me to write a saga about the creatures, latent kittens, in the dream. In addition to the writing, I also made a series of drawings in different sketchbooks. Here's one I made, I think in 2010, in… Continue reading Latent Kitten Drawing

Photography

Sunset & Snow Caps

The first sizable snow came to Southern Ontario and Quebec yesterday. At the end of a grey and white day, the sky cleared and a dramatic sunset appeared. Today brought blue skies and sun on snow. I took a morning walk that greatly helped my spirits. Evening, January 17, 2022, looking southwest, Toronto These conifer… Continue reading Sunset & Snow Caps

collage, drawing, Photography

Birds, The Sun and a Collage

The weeks before and after Christmas were hard ones, what with much cloudy wet weather in Toronto and the fear inducing news about Omicron. I found that walking in the neighbourhood helped. The appearance of a flock of birds was a welcome surprise and rescue. The occasional hawk or two gliding above the ravines was… Continue reading Birds, The Sun and a Collage