"Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business." - Tommy Henrich
Recently completed this new illustration of a "baseball glove with ball". Sometimes when you decide to draw/paint/sketch/ a subject, you think "oh this will be easy" You don't realize how much detail there is OR how complicated the subject is. There was a lot more detail in this glove than I thought, it took a really long time to complete this one! I kept thinking I was finished, only to realize, another section was not complete. But finally done and I am happy with it. Brings back memories from playing baseball (slowpitch) to going to see baseball games. This year I saw MLB baseball in both Cincinnati and Pittsburg, with both ballparks in the heart of the downtown. From that image comes a new greeting card.
I look forward to continuing with the sports theme... next up golf, then hockey, then curling...
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." – Roger Caras
"Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong." – W.R. Purche
"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." - M.K. Clinton
Being a dog owner/lover, I understand how important all pets are. The loss of any pet is challenging. I have created a couple of sympathy greeting cards, one for cats and one for dogs. They are blank inside, so you can write your personal message.
A little bit of the history of the Library. To see the complete history see: www.mywpl.ca/library-history.
1904 - City of Woodstock passes a by-law for the establishment of a public library and donates land at northeast corner of Hunter and Graham Streets for a library building
1905 - Carnegie Foundation awards City of Woodstock a grant of $24,000 for the construction of a library
1909 - Carnegie funded library building opened
1935 - Membership 3,341
1976 - City of Woodstock designates Carnegie library a historic building
1984 - Membership 8,100
The Woodstock Public Library, plus Theatre Woodstock and Woodstock Market are all available as greeting cards at the Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG) gift shop. Reproduced from original illustrations, which are also available at the WAG gift shop.
Excited to be part of the "Meet the Artist" Series at the London Public Library. Kym Wolfe and I will be discussing the history and architecture of significant London buildings.
Location: London Public Library
Branch: Central Location
Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 pm
No registration required, 2 hours free parking at Citi Plaza, cost: Free
Holiday Market at London Brewing Coop - I'm a Vendor!
Location: London Brewing Coop
Address: 521 Burbrook Pl, London
Date: Saturday, November 26
Time: Noon to 7pm
Stop by, check out the holiday market, and enjoy a truly local beer! It’s not just great-tasting beer and it’s not just brewed there. Their beer is as local and as organic as possible.
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...
I am pleased to say that the Woodstock Art Gallery Gift Shop, now carries my artwork and art cards. Last Friday, I delivered nine pieces of artwork, some framed, some matted plus 8 of my greeting cards. Framed pieces include the architectural illustrations: Woodstock Streetscape with Capitol Theatre, Theatre Woodstock, and Woodstock Market. All these pieces of art were completed in 2022. And working on some more. And Woodstock architectural greeting cards to come.
The Woodstock Art Gallery Gift Shop features unique items crafted by local artists (and your purchase supports both artists and programming at the Gallery), including pottery, glass, jewellery, fabric arts, paintings, prints, art cards and more. If you become a member of the Woodstock Art Gallery you receive a 10% discount.
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.