twenty four: snowy owl

i rode my bicycle to Fraser River delta and there saw a snowy owl (tho drawing is short-eared owl) picked up a strong feather there and attempt two     cut a quill pen. this time success!!! beautiful double lines. please click on picture to appreciate details! here is my beautiful instrument:

twenty one: rubber bands

so many rubber bands in the kitchen. trendy organic produce attach custom rubber to plastic label. GARBAGE! but now i’ve got it. brought to you from the back door [LINK] also, trying out above new fontsize. do you have an opinion? leave a comment. (bonus)

sixteen: shower curtain cover

we have a shower curtain that does not reflect house values in appearance. In practice it does reflect house values, specifically because it was salvaged from somewhere it was not needed. We took it because we needed a shower curtain. LEFT is my first attempt at designing a cover for it, which will hang on…

fifteen: process at the studio

Using what i’ve got at my studio means lotsa paint, brushes, plus old wood from a failed project (the wood did nott accept paint and stain evenly). Abstract: what is the point? what are the points? exploring abstract today. took two pictures of the beginnings of this piece. Amazing how my brain continues to see,…

fourteen: my thinking is built of stones

scrap paper initially used as resist for spray paint project. mark making materials not ideal, but made with what i’ve got at the studio. i remembered to bring my eraser with me from home in my bicycle pannier, since i’ve only got one. i found these words in The Open Road by Pico Iyer. It…

thirteen: subject to a security agreement…

i rode the train from Buffalo, NY to Vancouver, BC: three days in the month of October. i saw the words “2825 subject to a security agreement…” on a passing train. 1. trains are social and encourage communication between people who would not ordinarily have contact with each other. trains are lighter from an emissions…

eleven: parade of lost souls

Left to right: Crow, Wolverine, Owl, Goblin, Squid (aka Octipii Vancouver), Jester, and Zoro’s cousin the lightening tamer. I am including this as my creative endeavour for the day, as I put together the Owl costume in a few minutes before we went out, after spending the day finishing previous projects and completing previous posts…

eight: used note cards

Made from the drawings that my 5 year old friend and i made together. i’ll use them to write notes to the friends who are receiving tea. Definitely, use what you got!

six: tea for friends

Here we’ve got three teas for three people. The Sweet Gale was harvested in Temagami and dried on a wicker mat in the autumn sun. The Raspberry Leaf is organic from the Beehive House Garden where I live, and the Nettle Leaf is the first harvest of 2011 from an organic swamp on Vancouver Island,…

four: US WAR ILLEGAL

Started at the studio and dove into my box of Encyclopedia of Weapons of War. I think I have the full set of 24, or almost the full set anyways. Every time i think about using it i stop because it seems horrible, like dwelling in the ‘wound.’ No one would like what i make…

three: the fellowship of people who make things

Using the famous silver paper/foil, recycled from the offset printing process. I have SO MUCH of this stuff, and it will therefore appear in future posts i expect. Another item of note is the pink streamer from a bicycle tassel. I’ve been saving this for maybe 10 years, but never installed them on any bike,…