Sunday, January 28, 2018

Break Forth One 2018

Notes from the 2018 Break Forth conference, renamed "Break Forth One" this year... another Spirit-led weekend filled with much inspiration, blessing, reflection, worship, and joy.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

children's choir and organ

The kids and their choir performing at a church, with the huge choir behind them. It would be nice to hear them together some time...

Monday, November 27, 2017

cafe scenes

Some recent (and not so recent) sketches from local cafes...






Wednesday, October 25, 2017

choir practice

 Scenes from my children's choir practice.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

a trip to the mountains

Some sketches from our last trip to Banff National Park and Canmore.






Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Every Day in May 2017: the last few days...

This is my third year participating in the Facebook sketching group, "Every Day in May", in which participants post one sketch a day throughout the month, in response to the day's theme or prompt.

This is the result of the last few days of May.

Day 29: an animal: a horse sculpture... done on my smartphone
Day 30: shoes: cycling shoes, my son's running shoes, and leather sandals


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 Day 31: a person or a selfie: my daughter (and son) watching a movie





 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Every Day in May 2017: week 4

This is my third year participating in the Facebook sketching group, "Every Day in May", in which participants post one sketch a day throughout the month, in response to the day's theme or prompt.

This is the result of week 4.
Day 22: something you collect: items collected on a mountain hike

 Day 23: something transparent: the icy surface of Lake Louise, and the cool spring sky

Day 24: a perfume bottle: no perfume in the house, so some miscellaneous oils, sprays and creams.

 Day 25: a musical instrument: the insides of our upright piano
 Day 26: something that makes you laugh: my son, the family comedian, after a day clowning around.






























Day 27: something old or vintage: a 1950s Raleigh biycle
 Day 28: a traffic sign: on Jasper Avenue.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Every Day in May 2017: week 3

This is my third year participating in the Facebook sketching group, "Every Day in May", in which participants post one sketch a day throughout the month, in response to the day's theme or prompt.

This is the result of week 3.
 Day 15: a favourite tool: a pedal wrench and a bottom bracket wrench.
 Day 17: a power plug: with a timer
 Day 18: something sweet: a bottle of Weissbier
 Day 19: feet with or without socks: without


 Day 16: something you made: my commuter bike, built up from a 1970s frame.
 Day 20: something from a garden or park: an old tree stump in our yard
Day 21: a bicycle: an old Brooks saddle with a Trail-a-Bike attachment

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Every Day in May 2017: week 2

This is my third year participating in the Facebook sketching group, "Every Day in May", in which participants post one sketch a day throughout the month, in response to the day's theme or prompt.

This is the result of week 2.
Day 8: smallest thing on desk: hand-carved rubber stamps, accompanied by red  Chinese ink paste































Day 9: something huge: the new behemoth that has taken over the north half of downtown, Rogers Place. 






































Day 10: lunch: some leftover steamed fish with red peppers.


































 Day 11: Cactus: a succulent plant


































Day 12: something on a bookshelf: art supplies


































Day 13: a tree or leaf: a tree in our yard





































Day 14: a Mothers Day gift: individually bouqueted stems of roses, to be distributed at church


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Every Day in May 2017: week 1

This is my third year participating in the Facebook sketching group, "Every Day in May", in which participants post one sketch a day throughout the month, in response to the day's theme or prompt.
This is the result of week 1.



Day 1: one or more of your drawing/painting tools... most not used

 Day 2: something you use for your hair style... source of hat hair


 Day 3: something you use in your kitchen every day... actually, the kitchen




Day 4: May the Force be with you (draw Star Wars)... the source of inspiration for Darth Vader, also on the occasion of Kodomo no hi (Children's Day)






































Day 5: an onion or garlic... 3 bulbs of garlic



 Day 6: a car or truck... a collection of Transformer toys (all Bumblebees)


Day 7: something architectural... lunchtime sketch at work