Exploring ‘Weird & Wonderful’ Landscapes with my first graders

Crayola washable markers are the most ubiquitous art medium available in all the classrooms I've taught in, and yet all the kids ask for them as if they were something super magical. Well, I can resist only so much, so I decided to give them a project to use them. Following the music teacher's lessons … Continue reading Exploring ‘Weird & Wonderful’ Landscapes with my first graders

Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Butterfly Garden - Adapting as we go. The seeds were planted a couple of weeks ago and a little growth has sprouted. Granted I'm impatient, but I think some stuff just won't grow, so I'm adapting as I go. Little flowers have been sprouting up all over my property, so I'm transplanting them as gently … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Butterfly Garden – Re-arranging the land

II had several odd cedar trees around my property that I wanted to use and tons of rocks uncovered by the plumbers' digging, so I decided to use these to cover a few eyesores next to my house: the air-conditioning unit; a compost bin / leaf dump; and some storage items for the winter garden. … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Re-arranging the land

Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Laurentian Vistas

On a long hike near form waterfalls in Rawdon, Qc... We walked by various ponds, bogs, and streams. My amazing daughter spotted this vista and grabbed me to come and shoot it... this is entirely her framing. She didn't express what she was seeing and even after showing her what she caught, she claimed it … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Laurentian Vistas

A Break In The Trees

A beautiful day in The Morgan Arboretum... walking and listening to the abundance of life all around us... we had a magical experience. Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @ https://1-mario-perron.pixels.com

Traces At Sunset

In preparation for my zen garden... before any rock or plants were laid in, I put down some earth that I'd been reclaiming on the side of my house for the last two years. It was a mix of topsoil, clay, compost, and sod-soil. It came out dry and granulated. I raked it over roughly … Continue reading Traces At Sunset

Abstract Landscape In Isolation Times

I dreamt of a floating forest, displaying the basic colours one might find in a sun-dappled wood. This morphed as my dreaming mind tried to tell a story for it and it became floating mountains... some part from Lovecraftian dreamscapes, some part from Miyazaki's moving and floating architectures. I enjoyed the mass floating off to … Continue reading Abstract Landscape In Isolation Times

Isolation Fantasy Blues #1

COVID-19 is playing with my dreams and the concept of isolation is giving birth to a whole new set of fantasies... My subconscious is looking for idyllic locations where I want to be isolated. In this case, I believe it's in the Scottish highlands. The mountains envelop me in a sense of calm and safety, … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #95: Walking on Mars #1

Walking on Mars #1:  The History: Here’s my story on this… One of Four: The red planet has a strange fascination for us and short series came after seeing a few movies on the Red planet... come walk with me. For some reason, they really challenge those who look into them...no two reactions are quite … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #95: Walking on Mars #1

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #94: Walking on Mars #2

Walking on Mars #2:  The History: Here’s my story on this… Two of Four: The red planet has a strange fascination for us and short series came after seeing a few movies on the Red planet... come walk with me. For some reason, they really challenge those who look into them...no two reactions are quite … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #94: Walking on Mars #2