Friday, August 30, 2013

Picnic Day

My mom, my niece Kris, my sister Louise and big boy James.

My mom loves kiting, really. Her wisdom of the day was " I'd rather hang-out with phonies then boring people" .           

Went for a picnic in Rockliffe Park yesterday with my family . As a kid we would have our end of the school year picnic here and walk. Yes, the whole school would walk from Beechwood St. and Springfield Road to Rockliffe Park and that's a good five mile walk. The trees have grown so much now I couldn't even see the hill where we toboganned in the winter.  I never did master the bubble wand.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Forget Me Not

Jacques and I at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986 standing in front of Seurat's 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte', with image of  ' forget me not ' by THE GRAPHICS FAIRY.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Getting in the Corners

Digital composition created with my photo of a guy cleaning the windows at MacDonalds and fox silhouette image from THE GRAPHICS FAIRY

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rainbow Love

Digital construction created with a silhouette image from the GRAPHICS FAIRY and my photograph of Hurdman Road with a wonderful rainbow.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Value Village values

Value Village finds.

Value Village finds now cut into tidy 8" x  9" sections
I bought 35 paintings on masonite the other day at Value Village and today I finally cut them down into small sections that will be future collage/paintings.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bonne Fete Jacques

It was Jacques' birthday a few days ago, he would be 55 like me. Jacques Couillard died of brain cancer 3 years ago. I only found out the day he died, Anne R. called to say she had a message about Jacques. I melted. I got Peter to phone back  because I was in my room unable to handle what Anne would say. The next few days were spent in a blur of sadness.

Jacques and I had lots of fun together back in the late 70's and 80's. I took a thousand pictures of our adventure and in Oct. 2011 I had an exhibit of our times together. Here is a glimpse.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

The New Country

Digital collage created with vintage image from The Graphics Fairy and photograph of the Fairfield Apts on Besserrer.

Un Ciel Qui Inspire

Ciel magnifique vu de ma parre-brise cette apres-midi sur le Boulevard Jeanne D'arc.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

ONE & ONLY art+crafts show - 2013 Poster

I designed this poster for our annual Fall show called The ONE & ONLY arts+crafts show In Sandy Hill, Ottawa. A super day full of fun, terrific vendors and FREE buffet. This year's show is Sunday Nov.17 from 10am to 4pm at the Sandy Hill Community Center at 250 Somerset East.