Hi everyone, another couple of updates. I plan to finish this piece in the next week. I haven’t decided on what to do with the branch. Part of what you see in the 2 images is some of the playing/exploration I do.
I spent the last week or so working on this toad. It was drawn on an 2017 iPad Pro 10.5 using the Apple Pencil and the Procreate app. I used mostly airbrushes in the app but did dabble with a couple of others. The reference photo was one I had taken of the frog sitting in a bird bath.
New art gallery page announced call “My Art”. All my art in one spot.
We have been raising monarch butterflies for a few years now. Initially we did it as a way to bring science and nature into a more accessible setting for our daughters. It has evolved to become an annual exercise in addition to our hope that we can have an impact on the population.
We had the privilege of being invited to attend the Ontario Music Festival provincials this past weekend.
Spotted this little ant working in its wings. Nature is amazing. But, if it was me and I could fly, I wouldn’t be ripping off my wings.
Every spring before it gets too warm, we open up each of our bird houses and clean them out of the previous year’s nesting material. We remove the material but we spread it in the woods so other animals can repurpose it.
We took a trip to the Montreal Botanical Garden to see the annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit. It is stunning to see all the varieties of the butterflies moving around in utter silence.
It’s been crazy cold for the last 2 days here in Ottawa. So, today with wake up temp around -35 C, my daughter thought it would be fun to shoot a slow motion video. We brought some water to a boil and I headed out in full winter garb. I think it turned out pretty well.
It's 10 AM on a Saturday morning and I am sitting in a room at Shopify in Ottawa with a bunch of parents and their daughters ready to learn HTML and CSS. I am a web developer and taught HTML more than 20 years ago. So, why am I here?