Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Making Greeting Cards

I'm using images from the FOLK ART paintings I made a while back to make a series of fun greeting cards that will go on sale in the boutique at the Ottawa School of Art. I wanted to add a bit of ooomph to my cards so I decided to hand-stamp each card with a unique border. I think it dolls-up the card just fine.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Painting

"Looking to the Future" new mixed media on paper.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Warmish & Foggy

Beautiful day in Ottawa, deep grays and melting snow everywhere. The trees at the corner of Range Rd. & Mann Ave. are kept warm by all kinds of woolies courtesy of the artists who live across the street.

My friend Augustus

I took this picture of my friend Augustus, in the quiet of the afternoon while in Toronto last week. Saddened by the fact that his scooter is not working, Augustus was forced to stay inside unable to go outside to shop for food and have his lottery tickets verified. He lives in a  one bedroom apartment in downtown Toronto in the heart of Queen West, abstractly cluttered with 2 scooters, 2 wheelchairs, 3 tv's that are on all the time full blast, a radio on full blast playing golden oldies. And the heat on cranked up to the max.
Augustus loves my partner Peter because Peter is really the only one in the world who cares for him. As we continued filming footage these last few days, for Peter's latest documentary, Augustus kept thanking Peter for keeping a record of his life, " That is my happiness, thank you Peter for keeping a memory of me".

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I want to be a 'PENCIL'

I took this picture at the corner of Dundas and Kensington in Toronto a few days ago.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Here is what some of my art looks like at Carmen's Veranda at 1169 Bank St. in Ottawa. My work will be displayed until the end of January. From the aubergine colored walls to the authentic 50's decor, Carmen's is a must destination next time you get hungry!
Carmen describes her restaurant and cuisine, " The joy of creativity is evident in everything we do... from our unique and flavourful rotating menu to our equally whimsical eclectic decor.

Only the freshest ingredients (picked up daily from local producers) are used in all our dishes. We combine these ingredients in various global fusion-like ways to create what many of our customers call "edible works of art".

So when next in Old Ottawa South... whether looking for a quick tasty bite... or a languishing dinner spot with friends... drop in and enjoy!"

Monday, January 7, 2013


I've posted a new PETIT TABLEAU on Etsy. I created this little collage during my summer holiday but only  photographed today  while on my walk to the post office this afternoon. Ah, another beautiful crisp windless Winter day in Ottawa.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

At the Laudromat

This morning at the laundromat at Mann & Chapel.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year !

Got a call from Starbucks on Elgin yesterday wanting to know if I wanted to hang some paintings since their January artist did not show up. I accepted even though I was a bit mift since they bumped me off their list last month without notice. So here I am at Starbucks this morning, a glorious sunny cold day, wearing my snow pants putting up my simple prints. The crabby old lady sitting there had a difficult time moving her skinny bonny legs to let me hang my stuff and the man sitting in the forefront, a British man by his accent, phoned everyone in his book to wish them a happy new year.

Show will be up until the end of January : Starbucks on Elgin at Lewis
I will be switching the prints over the next week.