Didn't expect this on a walk through Mystic Vale!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
New York is this week's theme on the 52 week illustration challenge. I was in New York when I was 8 and 12. I remember the huge buildings and being able to walk faster than all of the taxis in town.
Since cut and paste is so fun, here's my NEW YORK illustration, a collage curtesy of 2 copies of the New Yorker magazine discarded by the library.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
I dug out these images of Berlin from 2009, 2011, 2013. Nov 9 25 years ago, a 28 year old wall began to be broken, opening East Germany to the world and the world to East Germany. If it hadn't come down, I can picture many of my Ossi friends still in their flowered wallpapered homes watching Sandmännchen cartoons while snacking on Spreewald gherkins or Knusperflocken...wait...that doesn't sound so bad.
Today, pieces of the wall remind the world that walls can be built but they can also be taken down.
|"...and now I have to congratulate you! We are in wonderment. The Berlin Wall is destroyed. It is wonderful. I congratulate all German people on this event!"|
|November 2013 |
on the east side of Brandenburg Gate
on the west side of the Brandenburg Gate
|July 2011 |
The grass now grows where the wall once split West and East (left and right) at Potsdamer Platz
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Meet Klara. She's a graffiti artist who likes to make her world more friendly and cheerful with yarn.
Over the past months, I have been working on illustrations for Children's stories. I have experimented with quite a few art forms and I started producing needle felted characters to help me draw or paint characters in different poses and actions.
Somewhere along the way I realized that I was getting better at making 3-d wool characters and preferred some of them to the drawings or paintings I was coming up with. I started to photograph scenes using characters and props that I had made, combining 2 of my strengths, 3-d art and photography. In time I realized, photographing needle felted characters and found objects worked like a charm for illustrating certain stories.
This week, I found a window of 10 minutes where it wasn't raining sideways (common in the fall on an island in the North Pacific) and captured Klara climbing trees and covering them in yarn! More adventures of Klara and other characters will come soon.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Last weekend, organizers, volunteers, contractors, neighbours, Threshold Housing staff attended the big reveal of the new housing 4-plex for youth in Victoria, BC. The project started over 4 months ago when Herowork was approached to help initiate a renovation of the apartment building donated to the Threshold Housing Society. Over a period of about 3 weeks, numerous volunteer hours, and financial and material donations a complete retrofit was completed. The unit will be able to house 6 youth and an office/training space for the Threshold Society. In the future, it is hoped to house 8 youth when new office space becomes available. Each of the four units was prepared by 4 different designers using all donated furnishings and materials, creating beautiful, safe and functional living spaces for youth in need of housing.
|Waiting for the big reveal|
Friday, October 10, 2014
November in Erzgebirge will be featured in the 70th anniversary book and Wandern in Harz will be shown at the On Reflection show. Both images were taken last fall in Germany.
|November in Erzgebirge|
Wandern in Harz
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
multiple contractors collaborating
If you see yourself or part of your team in an image, message me and I would love to send you a hi-res digital copy.
|refurbishing donated pieces|
|getting into small spaces|
|takes a lot of donations|
|a gift of massage for volunteers|
|doesn't every project needs a mascot?|
|a lot of work|
|some people don't need a ladder|
|Leona Fowler's photo shows that volunteer shirts indeed need to vary in sizes!|