Our book is available at various locations across London. And excited to announce that our book will soon (before Father's Day, in case you are looking for a unique gift for your father) be available at Chapter Indigo North London!! (Richmond Centre, 86 Fanshawe, London, Ontario)
It's been a long time since the release of the books "Barhopping into History, London Ontario" and "Hopping into History, London's Old East Village" by my author friend Kym Wolfe, and myself. It has to be the right project. There are so many craft breweries here in London ON and they each have history and character and awesome craft beer. We are systematically making our way to all of them: testing, talking, observing, taking photos, and interviewing owners and brewmasters.
Starting into my 5th month of creating original greeting cards in support or Humane Society London Middlesex. This month - more dogs, more cats, maybe some rabbits and maybe even a potbelly pig...
Draw every day.... a practice I enjoy and encourage artists to do. Starting in May, I drew human faces daily in my sketchbook. But, one month (31 faces) was enough! Beginning in June, I switched to a daily dog. I had a bundle of greeting cards with a matching envelope and I created an original hand-drawn greeting card of a dog every day for the month of June. Enjoyed it, so I have continued into July. My plan is to sell these greeting cards and give 10% of the retail sales price to Humane Society London & Middlesex. As of yesterday, I have completed 35 original cards and will do today's #dailydog shortly.
My normal size home portrait is approximately 4 x 6 inches, matted to 8 x 10 inches, which is small. But these are even smaller and I am calling them my "mini" home portraits. They are approximately 2 x 4 inches, matted to 5 x 7 inches. Based on the size they are much more simplified than a regular home portrait.
The Ontario COVID-19 "stay at home" order, which started January 14, 2021 is giving me more time to try new things. I am still going to work but evenings and weekends I am doing more artwork and enjoying this time very much! At home by myself in the studio, the joy of being an introvert.
Another benefit: using up small pieces of paper and matt board.