Sunday, April 29, 2007

What a small world it is...

Last night I was drawing at a wonderful wedding at the Italian Cultural Centre with my talented colleague Susanne Ritchie. It was a rather large wedding with about 500 guests and the funniest part was that over the 5 hours, I kept drawing people that I knew from my own life that were in no way connected to each other (except I guess through the bride and groom)—my dentist (and his wife) from when I was 6 years- 16 years old, a comedian I worked with when I did art for Comedy West back in the late 80's and then the husband of a woman that I played women's league basketball with about 6 years ago.

Sometimes I often wonder as I am drawing someone that if we just talked long enough we would find some common person or connection (at least when I'm drawing in Edmonton).

Yay, it FINALLY really truly feels like spring!

Monday, April 23, 2007

A busy, drawing weekend! On Thursday night I drew at the St. Albert Recreation Centre for a year end wind up party of the Pink Thunder Girl's hockey team. Then out to the town of Morinville to draw Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their Volunteer dinner and their town's trade show. Thanks so much to the town council of Morinville for hiring me and for providing me with my wonderful assistant, Melinda. (Thanks for all your help Melinda!)
Here are a couple of my willing victims, sister and brother — Leah and Owen...

These are the gift pictures for the Morinville Town awards that I did prior to the weekend...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Paul Hann

This past week singer/songwriter Paul Hann has been the artist in residence at my son Ryllan's school. They have been writing songs and playing music and having a blast. He has been a real musical inspiration to my son (and to many other's I'm sure). As a thank you gift, my son asked me to do this caricature for Paul. You can check out his web site at

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter in the Mountains

This is my son Ry and I (or should I say our shadows) on the chair lift at Lake Louise.

We just spent a fantastic Easter weekend in the glorious Rocky Mountains with close friends; skiing, watersliding, rock throwing (into the Bow River), walking, playground visiting, museum hopping, hot tubbing, martini drinking, wine tasting ( was actually wine drinking too), easter egg hunting and (of course) chocolate eating. The weather was absolutely beautiful on Saturday and Sunday—sunny and +11C, gorgeous days for Spring skiing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

30th Anniversary Career Gift Caricature