Spur of the Moment

Grandfather

My grandfather was a good-humoured man with an enormous heart.  He had a boyish sense of mischief to him that carried over into everything he did, from his love of fishing to the extensive volunteer work that he did in his community.

My focus in this drawing was to capture his good humour, which can be seen in the glint in his eyes in the portrait.  His closed-mouth smile draws out a sense of calm about him, though his eyes belie that beloved mischief.

Tools of the Trade

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Tools of the Trade

Trips to the art store for me are like trips to the Costco for other people: “I’m just going in to grab some milk.”  Next thing I know, I’m $50 broker than that I was when I went in, but unlike Costco shoppers, I don’t have any buyer’s remorse!  Today was the day that I decided to get more organized and grabbed this lovely craft organizer from Canadian Tire.  It won’t be long before it gets filled up!