A few years ago my wife and I had what some would call a lapse of judgement. Although we are generally considered by friends and acquaintances to be measured in our decision making, on a warm Sunday in June the measures of our lives turned out to be malleable. It was on one of those … Continue reading 3 Reasons I Love My House
There is something other-worldly about Catherine Paleczny's work. The organic shapes belie the underlying ceramic structures – whether arranged on the floor or mounted on the wall they beckon you. When I was invited by Lauren Judge, founder of the Maven Project to photograph Catherine hanging her current show at the Burlington Arts Centre, my … Continue reading Something about Catherine Paleczny
I've been taking classes with Kitchener artist Alan Daniel. Alan is a master of technique and a marvelous illustrator. You can see his illustrations in the much-praised books The Story of Canada and recently in Fireside Al’s Treasury of Christmas Stories. One of the tasks that Alan set for me was to learn how to … Continue reading 1+1+1 = All Mixed Up
Click here for more Westmount photos. Wow! I forgot how great it feels to have your work published. One of my photographs (above) appears in the latest edition of Grand magazine , a lifestyle magazine covering Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada -- my first good reason for feeling "grand". Before I get too far along, I … Continue reading 3 good reasons for this Grand feeling
Canada Day Garden Tour, that's what we've been doing for 10 years now. My spouse and I have being getting together with two couples -- long-time friends -- on a self congratulatory tour of our horticultural exploits. It has also turned into a movable feast starting with breakfast mid-morning and ending with a dessert course … Continue reading Canada Day Rituals
It amazes me how proximity to great art inspires, perhaps requires one to respond, to dig deep, to examine one's own emotions and motivations for making art.