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I have a healthy obsession with red-tailed hawks.

More drawererings from the Museum of Nature in Ottawa!

ARR_TEE_HAWK

They have a couple different specimens at the museum. Just like the ROM! I think the ROM has four (on display)...

On Christmas Day, I saw (and heard, holy crap) a pair of them hunting pigeons over Sherbourne st, just outside my old apartment in Toronto. In a museum, they’re pretty brown and dull, but when they’re in flight with sunlight going through their tails… That’s how they got their name. I love them.

Art on the Street!!

Art on the Street! Guelph! 10-5! Today! All day! Oh man… if only I had posted this days ago! Come by!

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!

WHAT are you doing this weekend? Hmmm? The 8th, 9th and 10th of July?

ARE YOU gonna go to Nathan Phillips Square for the TOAE? Well, you should. Why not? Come and say hi to me! Well, you should.

Anyhow, I’ll be there all weekend exhibiting and selling my block prints… and maaaaan, I’ve got a lot of stuff that hasn’t made it onto the website yet! Plus bookmarks… I’m excited about my bookmarks.

So stop on by! Here’s a link to the TOAE website for any other information.

Oh yeah! And I’ll be tucked away in booth #241 in the white section. Mark your calendars!

From Montreal…

Man oh man. Where do I start?

Seriously, where’s a good place to start?

Museums, you say? The REDPATH MUSEUM, is it? Good idea.

Pretty cool place, this Redpath Museum. Recognize the name? Sugar? Tea? You got it. It’s a cool old building on the McGill campus that houses a collection of (well, everything, really… natural history, anthropolgy, geology. I think that covers everything, don’t you?) stuff amassed by the Redpath family. Or at least that’s my understanding of it, so don’t quote me. Anyway, drawings!

They weren't arranged like this, but I thought it was pretty cool that they had a dromaeosaur, an ostrich and a chicken skeleton. BIRDIE EVOLUTION!!

They weren't arranged like this, but I thought it was pretty cool that they had a dromaeosaur, an ostrich and a chicken skeleton. BIRDIE EVOLUTION!!

This was from a lot later in the month, but since we're on the subject... I thought a page crammed with Redpath stuff would be fun. Narwhal tusk? Ooooohhhh man. I also really liked the parrot on the left, can you tell?

This was from a lot later in the month, but since we're on the subject... I thought a page crammed with Redpath stuff would be fun. Narwhal tusk? Ooooohhhh man. I also really liked the parrot on the left, can you tell?

That little parrot up there was apparently the only member of the parrot family to be native to North America. Cool, huh? But of course in true North American fashion, it is now extinct.

Great... Blue... Heron... I love them.

Great... Blue... Heron... I love them.

I drew this heron from a different angle on the page of sketches. I can’t get enough of these guys!!

Wanderlust

Hello! Wanderlust! There’s only two places I’ve ever heard that word; a Johnny Cash song (“Don’t Take Your Guns to Town.” Never heard it? *whistle* It’s a good one), and a charity art auction I got to be part of.

Let’s see, it was last night, in Kitchener, proceeds to Pathways to Education Kitchener, and I did me one of them there paintin’s for it. How about that? The theme was Wanderlust, obviously, but the idea was to get as many artists as possible to show their own take on the good old need to wander. Here’s mine…

There be Dinos in them there hills.

There be Dinos in them there hills!

I got to do it on a bevelled board, too. Pretty fun. Check out them Dinos!