hey…  i thought i heard a robin yesterday morning…  Sunday morning, March 11th, Markham, Ontario.  music to this boy’s ears!  i’m ready to bring on some spring time climes!  but lets go back a few weeks with the photo story:


acrylic on canvas board, 7×9 inches, from late January 2018.  i was dreaming about the wintery fields back home!


my sweet and beautiful Jazzy Moon, Zak’s Diner, Ottawa, February 7th.  hey i’ll be completely honest with you:  this stuff about letting your kids go, them growing up and leaving home, it’s one of the most difficult things this old boy has had to deal with.


McKay Arts Centre, that groovy studio space on main street, Unionville, February 27th.  hmmm…  a room like that, back home on the range, for those hot summer nights…


blazing down highway 401, 8:42 p.m. on March 4.  i love everything about my Jazzy Moon so i said sure, plug your music into the car stereo and lets give it a listen…  oh boy.  i heard 3 hours of death metal!  the last half hour of the trip was spent listening to the classic oldies station on the radio and thank the almighty the first song to come on was America’s Horse With No Name!


one of Karl’s works, with the owner’s initials embroidered inside…


and there it is, for 80 bucks, at the St. Vincent De Paul, Wellington Street, Ottawa, March 5th.  that coat was heavy, the real deal.  i wonder what husband paid a whack of $$$ for that, for his old lady, the both of them now long gone, dust and bones…  and here is this prized coat of hers, hanging in a second hand shop…  time marches on for all of us…


blazing up highway 400, 1:17 a.m., March 8th.  radio blasting!  no death metal!  i was on my own, going back to the north country.


Mask making, day 2, AOK indian reserve, Manitoulin Island, March 9th.  those are my two examples of what can be done with a neutral white face mask, markers, ball point pen, crayons, and one half hour!  there were some mighty fine looking works of art created by the 70 plus participants!  (email me if you have a group session in need of any art making activities!  we travel anywhere, any time!)


ah yes…  the old “Savage Arms” label with the ever popular “indian head” as part of the logo.  gun case, Canadian Tire, Espanola, March 9th.


the ROM, as seen from the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor, Toronto, March 11th.  fun place to visit but heaven’s lets go again on an off day!  the day we were there it was packed to the rafters!  (Viking exhibit)


University of Toronto Pow wow, March 11th.  long before the grand entry the vendors arrive and set up shop.  nice room for a pow wow!  lets go back to that one next year and bring the feathers along for some dancing!


“water spirit sketch”, acrylic on canvas board, 11×14 inches.  University of Toronto pow wow, March 11.  i like that one.


sunrise in Markham, Ontario, March 12th, as seen from the 9th!  it would appear, from where we are today, that spring is in the air!  i’m a big fan of changing seasons.  when i was out there yesterday morning and heard that robin singing, well that soon had me singing!

roll out the early sunrise!