December 02, 2009

Back to life

I'm slowly getting back to normal after being walloped with a nasty, nasty cold. The warm glow of health and creativity that is creeping back feels good.

November 23, 2009

Brilliant trees

"And there you stand
Making my life possible
Raise my hands up to heaven
But only you could know

My whole world stands in front of me
By the look in your eyes
By the look in your eyes
My whole life stretches in front of me
Reaching up like a flower
Leading my life back to the soil"

~David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees

November 18, 2009

Let the wild rumpus start!

Recipe for a wild rumpus:
A sunny fall afternoon
A kajillion fallen leaves
Two kids
A viking helmet
Princesses and transformers

Mix well and let the wild rumpus start!

If you haven't seen Where the Wild Things Are, what are you waiting for?

November 03, 2009

Meetings with remarkable trees

Yellow leaves fall from branches like ballerinas. I squint my eyes to blur the colours as I walk. Each morning the trees are a little more naked. The colours are fading fast from the landscape and I am not ready for winter.

October 27, 2009

2010 Wall Calendar

Some of you have asked if I might consider making a larger wall calendar available. Well, ask and ye shall receive. I've published my 2010 Eye Poetry calendar as an 11"x17" wall calendar here on lulu. Here's a sample of one of the calendar pages as well as the photographs that you will find inside. Enjoy!

October 20, 2009

1000 lanterns

Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day so I headed out to the Montreal Botanical Gardens for the annual "Magic of Lanterns" festival. In some ways I loved how the lanterns sparkled in the sun even more than how they looked when dark descended. The buildings trimmed in light are always a fabulous source of yummy bokeh (those big beautiful round blobs of light). The festival is on until November 1 if you happen to be in the Montreal area.

October 05, 2009

There's a place in the orchard ...

where the sun kisses the leaves
makes sparkles in the grass
and brings back memories of childhood days

October 02, 2009

2010 Calendars - hot off the presses!

I've designed three desk calendars for 2010 and had a blast doing it. We're almost at the sequel year to 2001 A Space Odyssey (probably won't be as good, if the year is anything like the movie). How did that happen!?! They're available in my Etsy shop, where I'm also having a wee 20% off sale on 8x8 and 8x10 prints until this Sunday October 4 at midnight.

The first calendar is called "Eye Poetry" and is full of dreamy photographs.

The second is called "Two if by sea", and includes 12 of my favourite seascapes.

The third is my "Paris is for Lovers" calendar for those who want to be reminded of a past trip or to be inspired to plan one (or just daydream quite frankly).

Here's a sample of the calendar pages (from the Eye Poetry Calendar).

September 30, 2009

Mark and Sarah getting married

On Labour Day weekend, Eastern and Western Canada came together to celebrate the marriage of Mark and Sarah. The weather was gorgeous, the setting was elegant, the couple was radiant, and the guests were ready to party.

There's nothing more natural than a bride and her bridesmaids walking through a parking garage ;)

Sarah was holding it together pretty well .... oh, until about now.

The, ahem, amateur photographers, were itching to take their first photographs of the newlyweds.

OMG! What an adorable grandmother!

(Hi Judy!)

Some congratulations from complete strangers in Old Montreal.

A la Tarantino ...

Some gorgeous light for a gorgeous couple.

Time to party!

Thank you Mark and Sarah for letting me share your special day!