Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mopey Dog

Here is Henry on the weekend moping outside, because there was a fly in the apartment. He's terrified of them for some reason. We put him on doggy Prozak to try and help him with his irrational fear, but it didn't help. He's OK outside, but if one comes in the apartment, he just freaks. If anyone has any experience with such a starnge affliction, let me know!

Friday, May 23, 2008

On the Waterfront

I love our harbour. It's so industrial and there's always something going on. The freighters fascinate me... Where did they come from? Where are they going? And the tug boats... I have this deep desire to be a tug boat operator for a day. Maybe I shouldn't actually drive the thing... just go along for the ride.
The juxtaposition of nature vs. industry is kind of neat too. Sometimes I'll see Bald Eagles soaring overhead when I'm on the seabus going to work. It's not uncommon to see seals and otters hanging around too. A large colony of seals live down by the marina near the dog park. I'm a little nervous letting Henry swim down there actually... they have been know to be aggressive. I'm sure he's kick their asses though (not!)

Monday, May 19, 2008

I worship Darwin

Well, worship might be a *bit* strong, but I think he was one of the greatest minds that ever existed. My Dad and I went to see the Darwin exhibit at the ROM when we were in Toronto. It was fantastic. I was shocked to learn that the exhibit couldn't get any major sponsorship from the usual suspects that sponser the big exhibits, because the nature of the subject matter (evolution) might offend some of their customers. I couldn't believe this was an issue here in Canada. I've always thought of Darwin as this guy with the beard in the photo, but the show really chronicled his life starting from chidhood. It was a great insight into the man, not just the icon (or pariah, depending on which side of the fence you're on!)that he has become.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Granville Island

This was a lovely day at Granville Island a couple of months ago. There is a donut shop there called Lee's Donuts, and they have the very best donuts. Seriously make it a destination if you're ever in Vancouver. TO DIE FOR! Anyways, I was REALLY going to hang out with my Mom and nephew, the donuts were an afterthought (yeah right!) but I was good. I shared!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Henry has a cold

or allergies... I'm not sure. He's been snoring a lot more, sneezing a lot more, and kind of snuffly. Hopefully it's nothing, but if it doesn't get better in the next few days we'll have to take a trip to the vet.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008


This is from last Sunday's Family Guy. Warren and I were both crying we were laughing so hard. Poor little frog...

Friday, May 09, 2008


Here is a little 4x6 painting I did of a mango. It started off *quite* disastrously, but I let it dry for a few days, then re-worked it and I think it turned out alright in the end. I still need to do some work on the background, but the mango itself is DONE!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Combat Paper Project

I just had to share this inspiring documentary about the Combat Paper Project. It's a truly touching video, and the process of cutting up their uniforms to make something useful and beautiful seems to be a cathartic step in the healing process for them. Enjoy!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Fun with Dolls.

These pictures were taken a few years ago on a summer wine tasting trip to Naramata... yes, I caught Warren playing with dolls! Leave him alone for a while with a glass of wine (or 5!) and this is what can happen. Hanging out on the patio, enjoying the sunset and a nice glass of Pinot Gris, suddenly notice our friends kids doll, and voila! ART! I bought him his own when we got home, but he was not amused...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

An apple a day...

This is a 4x6 oil painting I'm working on. Now that I've worked on it a little more, I can see how unfinished the first one looks. It's not finished yet, but I'll wait until next week to look at it with a fresh eye.