My Favourite Art Supplies: Paper – The Best Big Pad

Canson Biggie Sketch Pads 18 In. X 24 In.:  The Review: This paper is awesome. It has a semi-smooth surface and is sturdy enough to take some rough strokes. It is miles above newsprint, which has its own beauty. It is like having a smooth watercolor paper. I’ve also used this for gouache and acrylic … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Paper – The Best Big Pad

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #125: Pub Folk #2

Pub Folk #2: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… I felt a new beginning coming on; a new series formulating in my imagination. I would make a small batch of shot glasses to hand out as gifts... they would be a sort of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #125: Pub Folk #2

Fun Fotos For Friday – In The Garden Of Strange Fruit

Name: Mother Nature Profession: Artists I've started noticing the beauty and unique oddness of things growing all around me in gardens. Nature has its own sense of artistry and storytelling. Enjoy. The Colony: What lives in these little mushroom structures? Starting From The Bottom: Each artist follows certain techniques until they master their style, then they … Continue reading Fun Fotos For Friday – In The Garden Of Strange Fruit

Fun Fotos For Friday – In The Burial Grounds

Hidden ghosts and imaginings at the St-James Cemetary Cemeteries are wonderfully peaceful places to reflect and let our imaginations run wild. On this partially cloudy day, I wandered about and took dozens of pictures. Some obviously creepy, others creepy with some help. This is a little collection of creepy imaginings. Enjoy. Dandelion: The little bug clinging to … Continue reading Fun Fotos For Friday – In The Burial Grounds

The Hudson UFO!?! (Fun Fotos for Friday)

What the heck was this? I was sitting outside the creepy old St-James Cemetery in Hudson, minding my own damn business when all of a sudden this damn thing flew across the sky! It must have flown right over my car because the radio stopped. I remember because I was singing along with Heart of Soul by … Continue reading The Hudson UFO!?! (Fun Fotos for Friday)

My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

Crayola 96 Crayons: The Review: Wax crayons are versatile if you allow yourself to try them. You can blend colors and tones, and with a little practice, make lines as fine and crisp as you like. Using them on textured papers enhances the layers of the to work. The light that lives in the crevices … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

My Favourite Art Supplies: Finding that Good Printer

Canon PIXMA MX492 Inkjet Printer: The Review: For me, this has been the easiest to use for cleaning and cartridge replacement. It works reasonably well with recycled inks and the wireless is easy to set-up. The Canon has worked best for me on ink usage. With replacement cartridges in the $50 range. Shop around, as … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Finding that Good Printer

My Favourite Art Supplies: A Camera Brand You Can Trust

 Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR: The Review: My first DSLR camera was the EOS Rebel T3. It takes nice pictures but was hard to master the shutter speeds and the time delay from flash to shot. I found it wasn’t the best for portraits or close ups on the artwork, as the focus was hard … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: A Camera Brand You Can Trust

My Favourite Art Supplies: My Favourite Laptop for Creativity and More

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop: The Review: As the commercial says, I’m a Mac, not a PC. It’s a matter of choice and I choose the plug-and-play simplicity of a Mac. I can’t say I have ever had any major frustrations with my Macs, as I had when I was on PCs. Personally, I couldn’t … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: My Favourite Laptop for Creativity and More

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #18: Lovers – The Chase

Lovers - The Chase:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I made many such drawings of lovers... together, apart, and everything in between... These are purely gestural. I saw the movement in my mind and tried to put that on paper. I was using them as decorative elements … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #18: Lovers – The Chase