Salem and Boston

It was time to make a road trip to Boston, and Salem being so nearby, we wanted to stop there as well. Salem plays an important role in a manuscript I’m working on and I figured that it was a good idea to go and experience the place first hand. Google searches can bring an…

#OneWeek100People2017: Day ONE

That’s the challenge issued by Urban Sketchers, Marc Taro Holmes and Liz Steel. It’s designed to get us out there to exercise our sketching muscles, have fun and try and drop any notion of good or bad, success or failure in any given drawing. It’s meant to encourage us to just let go and rediscover the joy…

Quick Sketching at the Opera

Yesterday I sat in on a dress rehearsal of the comic opera, Ruddigore, also known as The Witch’s Curse, by Gilbert and Sullivan.  This, being performed by The Lakeshore Light Opera, who donates proceeds from their performances to charity.  They placed a call out to sketchers on the Urban Sketchers Montreal facebook page, an invitation to come sketch,…

Urban Sketching, A Creative Lifestyle

When something becomes that thing that you do to decompress, to “get away”, to shift gears and re-center, you know you’ve adopted it as part of your lifestyle. At least, I feel, at this point, I have. Do you have a desire to adopt a regular creative practice this year? Try sketching your surroundings. Try…

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Little Marshmallow Penguins

In the maker spirit of this combined (art and maker) blog here’s my rendition of a pin that came across my path on pinterest the other day right around the time I was having small anxiety attacks over having to make a whack of cupcakes to send with my son to school for his birthday….