Sore Hands and the Space to Create

I’m not the type of person to vent about the challenges I’m facing but lately they’ve been slowing down my art pursuits immensely so I’m of the opinion this deserves some thought today. I’ve moved, as some of you may know, and am busing upgrading the house we moved into. Usually that’s bad enough, but…

Pyrography that Hits Home – Egyptian traveller’s leather notebook

With this pyrography leather burn Chris Barrett of AltGuild brought me in to help with a special traveller’s notebook, one, that would illustrate the owners’ travels and her homeland as well. After some initial dialogue we went back and forth on the concepts and came up with a design that we were sure would be appreciated…

A Toothless Adventure in Leather Twice Over

Toothless is one of the coolest dragons ever. EVER. And is an absolute joy to draw. He can be serious, silly, or downright dangerous, however you want him to depict him, he’s been that for the cartoons. For these client ordered pieces, we went for a silly moments peeking onto a notebook cover with a…

Feel the Leather Artistic Burn – I’m diving into pyrography

Lately I’ve been working with altguild.com on a few leather projects, specifically, those that require a distinct artistic flair. Don’t read that wrong, altguild.com makes some really impressive leather notebook covers that are art pieces all on his own, but when he calls me, he’s looking for my drawing expertise for a particular reason to…

Snow Sculptures for 2016

Each year, provided we get enough snow, I pile it up and carve it up for the kids. Ok, two lies right there. We ALWAYS have enough snow, this being Winnipeg and all, and it’s more for me as I don’t let the kids touch/play/near the sculptures till the melt happens. Scroll down to see…

Polar Bear

Polar bears will always have a special place in my heart. I love seeing them at the zoo but really love seeing them in Churchill, MB, where I grew up with some pretty formidable playmates wandering around the backyard occacionally.

Why I Wear a Poppy

We’re going to go back in time a bit, just to last Remembrance Day for my post today, I want to tell you why I wear a poppy, but to do that, we have to go back a bit further… During World War 2 Japan’s military entered into war with China, Vietnam, the Phillipines and…

If you’re going to fight, do it in the cage

I didn’t start out wanting to fight in a cage, I just wound up there. Read along and I’ll tell you how stepping into a cage fight was the best thing that I’ve ever done in my life.

I Want The Tooth Fairy to Die

I did the math awhile ago. On average kids loses 20 teeth. Multiply that by three kids times the payout the tooth fairy provides. Just so everyone knows, I’m not paying out $300 to the kids tooth fairy account with the $5 a tooth reward other parents are offering. Toonie a tooth. That’s the deal,…