Back yard


Water color

This is the backyard at my buddies place (shawn hebb) outside of Halifax, just relaxing for a couple of days staring at the ocean and drinking, and eating Chowder as much chowder as possible.


I really don’t like this, but that’s what practice is all about.

Music: Shawn Hebb


View from bed


Pilot pen

I, am dead tired. But then not really cause here it is at 1am and I am WIDE awake, much to my annoyance. It seems lately I fall asleep with son at 8pm, can’t keep my eyes open not if my life depended on it, then around 11pm I am up and sharpe as a tack till about 2am. All this would be fine if I didn’t have to get up at 5:30 in the morning.

This is the view from my bed, there is one light on and as my eyes move away everything disappears into the inky blackness of night. A little difficult to capture at Moleskin size, the tip on a pilot pen isn’t that fine, but it makes for a nice clumsy sort of feel. A little comic bookish for lack of a better description.

I exercised a little artistic license and left some stuff out, I didn’t feel like being all cluttered tonight.

I’m getting on a plane tomorrow… Ah today that is, for a little Big Apple distraction, a much, much needed distraction. So maybe some museum sketches and other New York iconery. Is that a word?
New word…

Music: I was singing something but I forgot…. Probably the illustrious Shawn Hebb as he wrote this beauty of a song.
You’ll have to wait to hear it as he hasn’t complete the new recording.



Colored pencil, ink

A good friend and I were talking and he turned my ear to some local Nova Scotia talent, so that was my background music tonight.

Not sure where this come from, and the slightly tough poem associated with it. In the end I was thinking of tattoo art.

I enjoyed working the composition here and how to fill it all in. Gotta work on clouds a little more.

That or not think to much…

At any rate, it a good end to the weekend. It would probably make a terrible tattoo.


Music: Jennah Barry




Pencil (5B) on paper

Portraits are hard, it’s all in the eyes. Although a lot of people tend to think both eyes are exactly the same size, shape, and color they are rarely  are the same. Don’t agree? Look at the people sitting near you at the coffee shop or on the subway, don’t freak ’em out, but take a look.  Then you factor in lighting and you really have a problem.

‘The eyes are the windows to your soul’ after all and I believe a convincing portrait is in the eyes. I feel i did ok here, the subject might think otherwise but whatever, I’m not a camera.

thanks to Shawn and Vanessa for contributing.

Music: Kick Axe ‘Vices’
I forgot how good this album is…Winnipeg rock at it’s best.