Friday, July 18, 2014

Winter Dreams

Deep in the mad scramble of preparing for my first foray into art/craft show territory, with the house around me filling with art and crafts for sale on the one hand and undisturbed clutter on the other, a phone call: was I available for a rush assignment? 

Why yes, yes I was.

After all, they do say a change is as good as a rest, and waking up repeatedly at 4 a.m. feeling I should get up and make something was beginning to wear me down a little.

Here's the third iteration of the design, once I got the final dimensions confirmed. Colour version anon.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Unexpected Find

Developed originally for the Kids and Moustaches series this guy has grown on me more and more.

He used to have a lot more hair, but his older brother and sister told him he had no luck birdwatching because he had such big hair it scared them away.  So out came the scissors.

He may not have had much more luck birdwatching, but out there on a limb he did find SOMEthing...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Geat Uncle Moustache Nov 16

I remember the fascination I felt as a tot, of a family member with a moustache. Other kids we drawn to glasses, but the whiskers were the big question imy mind. This was new. And unlike glasses, didn't get taken off. What was it, and WHY was it ?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Moustache envy Nov 15

Where would a kid get a moustache?  That was the thought leading to this week's series of moustaches - among which this was the first.  The big black friendly companion lent his aid to many childish capers and if this was not one of them in deed, it was definitely considered by more than one kid in the family.  The dog has moved on to play with star-bones, but is part of the everyday warp and weft of family life and memory still.

And images.  He seems to creep in to so many...

(original post)
Today I begin a week of moustaches and kids... Drawing is done, can't post it on this mobile.  You'll have to take my word for it or go dig up today's post on facebook.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ben, Nov 14

I asked my husband for an iconic sports moustache and Ben Davidson's name came up immediately. (Me, I was thinking of Lanny McDonald) A defensive end for the Oakland Raiders from '64 through '72, he was a defensive end who made things happen for the team; memorable for his off the cuff plays.  Describing him, former teammates come up with terms like 'larger than life' 'powerhouse' and 'you never knew what he would do'.  His handlebar moustache, it seems, was part of the mean image he cultivated as a player, but off the field he is remembered for being gentle and likeable.

It was only as I researched this iconic football player that I found that he had died of prostate cancer last July, 2012.  He was 72.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gandhi Nov 13

Here's another moustache, and this one was out in front of a movement to change the way things were.

What IS Movember, anyway?

For the past few years at my son's school and in the neighbourhood, usually-clean-shaven gents began to look - well, some of them began to look pretty 70's, to tell the truth. After a while, you just have to ask.


And the answer was: for Movember.

The whole point is to get folks to ask.  When it's on your face, it's easy to talk about it.  Prostate cancer, however, is not so easy to bring up in conversation.  Movember is the movement to help change that.

Here are some links to information, and, should you feel so inclined, to donate (and thanks, Brett, for the links, for donating the space on your face this month).

This Movember, the month formerly known as November many men choose to dedicate their faces to raising awareness about prostate cancer.  The commitment is to grow a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which  will generate conversation, controversy and laughter.
4,400 men die of prostate cancer in Canada each year and one in six men will be diagnosed during his lifetime.

To help, you can :

*  Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account

All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please visit:

Thank you in advance for helping support men’s health.