drawing, Exhibits & Performances, scratchboard

Drawing 2022 is Up Online

This week the juried drawing show at the Aird Gallery is up online. A scratchboard drawing of mine is part of it. You can view the exhibit as a slideshow with playlist or download it as a pdf to scroll through it. I'm very happy to have one of my pieces included among the works… Continue reading Drawing 2022 is Up Online

cartoons, creative process, drawing

Comic Faces

This is the group of comic faces that I made following an exercise by Lynda Barry in her book Making Comics. The faces were all made very quickly with each element drawn separately. So, first all nine head shapes, then all nine eyes or ears or hair--I forget the exact order. And each element was… Continue reading Comic Faces

cartoons, creative process, drawing

I don’t know about you, but…

A few weeks ago I read an article on rabble.ca that certainly had my hair standing on end. The article focused on the opinions of a Canadian named Michael Ignatieff who believes that nuclear weapons should be used against Putin if he crosses into NATO countries. I checked Michael Ignatieff’s site where he describes himself… Continue reading I don’t know about you, but…

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

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, 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

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