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Superfoods Illustration for BlendTec

Urban Sketching in Montreal

Throwback Halloween

Oh look! I found all of your missing socks.


Friday, October 31, 2014

#Inktober 31 - A 1981 Halloween

Halloween is, if you are at home, a time of getting up and running to the door, almost as soon as you sit down from the last time,  making it difficult to string together any kind of train of thought that might require concentration. But I love it so. I've been running to the door, opening it super quick and yelling "Trick-or treat!" to the kids, who stand there bewildered for a second, until I say, "Oh dear, that was your line."  The parents always laugh, so that seems to be encouraging this corny habit.

In the intermittent sitting down times, this evening, I've sketched a replica of a 1981 Halloween costume sewing pattern by Simplicity. I'm sure the designer imagined that this is what we'd really dress like in the future.  The future is now, man. Where is your suit?

And that's it for #Inktober!  Find all of my inktober drawings here.
Thanks for following along with me. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

#Inktober 27 - An Autumn Picnic

Did I picnic today, on this fine autumn day? No. But I dreamed a little about it.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

#Inktober 26 - Cat Bath

I spent some time observing my cat, Quinn. She's still a kitten and is often either sleeping or tormenting our dog.  I caught her in the midst of a bath. I guess one would have to be a bit of a contortionist to clean oneself off with one's tongue. Quinn does it well - the contorting. 
She spent several minutes combing over her fur, and with one last lick, fell fast asleep.  As I write this, she's sleeping on top of her head. It can't be comfortable. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

#Inktober 25 - In Which Carrie Wears A Tux

Saturday night sketch time. I sat down and navigated to Netflix. Hey, look Sex and the City 2 is available. Let's watch that - I say to myself because, seriously, my husband is so not going to watch it, especially when there is the option to play World of Warcraft in the living room, far far away from Sex and the City.
I've seen maybe, I don't know, 2 episodes of Sex and the City, and I think only part of the first movie. I just didn't get into it. So, I don't know what possessed me to watch it now.  However, Liza Minnelli doing a Beyonce cover at the gay wedding in the first 20 minutes of the show kind of made it worth my time.

Here's a sketch of Carrie as the "Best Man".

And now, I'm going to go watch the rest of the movie. Don't tell me what happens, I like to be surprised. But I'm guessing some misunderstandings, inner emotional turmoil, whole lot of over the top fashion ... and I'm guessing wildly here, but probably some sex.

#Inktober 24 - Reading Corner

Fridays are a pretty packed day for my family.  We spend a full day at our homeschool community centre which, at the end of it, works out to about 10 hours of chaotic fun. We did have some quiet time in the afternoon, in the form of a meeting. Woo Hoo! But a full day equals me not getting to my computer to upload this, so I'm a day late.

This sketch is of a section of the reading corner at Centre Communidée.

Stay tuned for another sketch upload later today.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#Inktober 22 - Not Just Another Day In Canada

Many of us have heard the terrifying stories coming out of Ottawa today. This is a time when we hold those we love close in our arms and our hearts, and grapple with the shaking up of what we take for granted.

This sketch is of a quiet street in my neighbourhood. A street I consider generally safe. I consider Canada generally safe. But today, that shifted. My identity in relation to my Canada has shifted.