Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nina Haggerty Centre during Kaleido

My son crafts a paper puppet (a Transformer) at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, helped by staff from the Edmonton Public Library, during the Kaleido Family Arts Festival.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

holiday eateries part 3

 Betty O's, run from a decommissioned school bus right next to Ainsworth Hot Springs, and Mama Sita's Cafe, in the little community of Winlaw, BC.

Monday, September 5, 2016

holiday eateries part 2

From a full day in Nelson, BC... 

1. Oso Negro Cafe, from where my wife has been ordering our coffee beans online for the last few months; 
2. Red Light Ramen Bar; 
3. Kurama-zushi Restaurant. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

holiday eateries part 1

 Some of the restaurants, eateries, and cafes along our somewhat recent trip to the interior British Columbia.

1. Sitting outside along the sidewalk at Block Kitchen and Bar in Banff, AB.

2: Overlooking the vast BC mountains and lakes from a hillside patio at Citadella, in Radium Hot Springs, BC.

3: A lunch break at the Snowdrift Cafe in Kimberley, BC.

4: Awesome fish 'n chips at Tim's Fish & Chips on the northern outskirts of Creston, BC, before a scenic evening drive towards Nelson. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Miquelon Lake

Sketches from a camping experience with friends at Miquelon Lake, AB.

Friday, July 1, 2016

a nap

A long afternoon nap after a bike ride to MEC.
As soon as they turn six, they acquire hobbit's feet.

Monday, June 27, 2016

a banquet

At a banquet in Calgary, hearing some great stories about the faithful dedication and service of the many people who began and continued the ministry of CJM for over 70 years. 
This is a composite of two horizontal spreads. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fryday Poutine, Calgary

Fryday Poutine in Calgary, home of excellent potato treats!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

a compilation...

 Just a lot of fairly recent sketches of the kids...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Norquest construction ... week 2

 This week's collection of sketches from the construction happening at Norquest.


 Lilies at my mother-in-law's place -- a sweet scent fills the living room.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


 A selection from some quick gestural sketches using a calligraphy brush and sumi (ink)... taking the opportunity as my daughter practices, herself using brush and ink to get some exposure to Japanese calligraphy. This is pushing the envelope (for me), but incredibly freeing and enjoyable, resulting in some interesting linework and some level of abstraction.

da capo caffe

a view across the counter at a cafe on Whyte Avenue.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Norquest construction

 It's been a year since the last sketch at Norquest's construction site. This week, I spent 4 lunch hours sketching... the concrete structure is all up, and some more steel is being erected.