a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Friday, May 26, 2017

"Almost Summer" Makeology

Makeology: Almost Summer
Next Saturday I will be at the "Almost Summer Craft Fair" in Hamilton at the Museum of Steam and Technology. Scroll through the link and you will see the other artisans that are participating in this fantastic show.

Certainly hope there will be no rain in the forecast as it seems to have been raining for much of the Spring so far...

Of course, I'm working away at all my printing. The "Canada 150" Linen Tea Towel will do well, I'm sure.


Sparrow Avenue, "Canada 150" Linen Tea Towel

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The New Art Festival

The New Art Festival
For the last four or five years I have been exhibiting at the Haliburton Art Festival, which I have always loved. This year, however, I am switching things up and I will be off to Ottawa for the 25th anniversary of The New Art Festival. I haven't been part of this art show before but I've heard many good things about it and I know quite a few of the artisans that are participating. And because it is an outdoor show, the girls will be coming with us. Hurrah! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cooper's Hawk Inspiration

Sparrow Avenue, Feather Pencil Case
Here is the Feather Pencil Case that a little while ago was the "possibility of a definite maybe". Along with it is the Cooper's Hawk feather that influenced the drawing. I don't see them as much as I used to. Their nest is gone...they've clearly moved on. But now and then I do see someone large just hanging on the air current way up high.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After the Long Weekend

Sparrow Avenue, Apple Branch Pencil Case
As it was a long weekend, I hope you had a lovely time.

Spring is ever so slowly making a re-appearance in this neighbourhood. Although by looking at the bloom and growth of the plants, you wouldn't know that the cooler temperatures slowed things down. Mind you, last week we had a couple of days of summer.

I have put the "possibility of a definite maybe" into reality. As a pencil case, I think it looks great. But I've also printed it on a little pouch...as yet, unphotographed, but coming soon.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Long Weekend

Sparrow Avenue, Rabbit Pencil Case
We are coming up to a long weekend here in Canada. Victoria Day.
It will be a particularly special weekend this year, but it normally marks the beginning of Cottage Season as well as the "safe" time to start gardening.

Sparrow Avenue, Apple Branch Pencil Case
Have a lovely weekend 
with whatever you are 
planning.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Coming Soon

Sparrow Avenue, Snowy Owl Pencil Case

Sparrow Avenue, Feather Pencil Case
Here is a little peak at some new work coming. You can see them first at the Makeology Almost Summer Show coming in early June.

Almost summer indeed as the temperatures here have been less than acceptable and I am still grumbling about having the furnace going in May. Unheard of!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Early Morning Work


While everyone in the house is still asleep, I manage to get some extra work finished. These are new pencil cases. Here I am just closing off the linings before they are pressed and done.