Friday, July 17, 2009

Here is another drawing from my summer course. We're done next Thursday. It will be nice to be done.
This is Ray, a Transportation teacher from Orillia; Nice guy.
This was a drawing from the other night when James was playing a lacrosse game in Lindsay. This is one of the people that were there to watch the game.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Here is a drawing from the summer course that I am taking of a couple of people who are also in the class. Sometimes we spend a little too much time sitting around and talking. Some of the talk is good because there is a wealth of experience in any of these courses.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Back when I did collage I was fascinated by the idea of layering images on top of each other to create textures. I was particularly fascinated by line images and those could be mathematical equations, technical diagrams and, the best ones were, sheet music.
On this image, which I created as a background for a promotional mailing, I even added a couple of leafs. This was pretty typical of the type of work that I used to like to do. 
All of the elements were scanned and assembled in Photoshop.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Yesterday was July 1st, HAPPY CANADA DAY, and in the hockey world that means the start of the free agency season.
My beloved Maple Leafs signed a couple of players that puts them firmly on the path to be bigger, meaner and more of an "in your face" team.
With hockey in mind I thought that I would present my choices for the 2 best hockey books. These are presented as 1 and 1A.
Hockey Showdown, Harry Sinden
What more could be said or written about the 1972 "Summit Series" between Canada and the USSR? But this book, which I bought back in the 70's was written by Harry Sinden who coached the Canadian team and is valuable for the insights that a real "insider" offers for what happened both on and off the ice.

The Game, Ken Dryden
If there was ever a thinking man's hockey player it would be Ken Dryden. The book is so well written and looks at fame, what makes a special player special and the joys of being on a team.