Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waterscape With Gulls

As I ponder the events in Japan I find it helps to make marks and keep working. I once was a liturgical artist and I can feel that process of meditation coming back into the creative process. I have been playing with this image and the field image as well. Today this emerged on my computer pages.
Seagulls are not the nicest birds, but I think they can be beautiful to draw.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Prayers For Japan at Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver held a special service of prayers for the people of Japan this afternoon.

The paper cranes and cherry blossom centre piece was beautiful. After the service ended, many people with cameras came forward to take photos of it. Perhaps there will be many more creations of beautiful art to come forward out of the tragedy that has touched people around the world.

It was a beautiful service and I am so glad I attended.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Playing With Colour

Today I was playing with Corel Painter.
The sheep are vector images pasted over the design in CorelDraw.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fur Coat Sketch

In the nineteen forties, before animal rights groups fought to save animals, my mother owned a beautiful beaver fur coat. As a child I loved the feel of the fur. It was so soft and so warm and so perfect. It smelled of her perfume and when she died at the age of thirty nine years old, I remember sitting in the hall closet holding the coat between my hands and burying my face into the fur trying to hold on to her presence, at least for a little while longer.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sweater and The CWILL Blog

My sweater video is posted on the CWILL blog this week. Thank you to Tanya Lloyd Kyi, the editor of the CWILL BC blog who kindly posted it. CWILL BC is a group of published BC authors and illustrators who support each other and learn from each other and who get together regularly to discuss Children's Literature and the process of writing and illustrating books for young people as well as all areas related to the topic.

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is a talented writer and editor who also maintains her own delightful blog. Tanya is prolific in the writing of many books for young people both in fiction and non fiction. Her most recent book project is titled 50 Poisonous Questions, A Book With Bite.