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CREATING IN A TIME OF GLOBAL SOLITUDE AND EMPTINESS

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During this time of global solitude and emptiness in our cities and countries, I have been expressing myself through my creations.  

HANGING AROUND TOWN 

In my previous post, I talked about creating a book called, Hanging Around Town, starring Ms Silky Scarf, two buskers: Mr. Lapointe and Mr. Flett and a gentleman I met from Bejing, China, Mr. Liu.  The photos were sent off to the printers and have been returned to be bound into a book.  I found an outdated map of the City of Ottawa and decided to use it to cover the boards of the book.  It had that used, hands-on look to it and it was the perfect match to the photo book.  



This city map, on the front cover, includes the Byward Market location where all the photographs, in the book, were taken. 
The endpaper is another section of the map and the fly leaf is of a wall mural found in the Byward Market district. 

The introduction page includes the names of the participants in the book: Ms Silky Scarf, Mr. Lapointe, Mr. Flett and Mr. Liu. 
The …

ALL ABOARD FOR WONDER AND DR. FRANKENSTEIN'S COLLECTION OF SPARE PARTS

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Wall Mural 
WONDER 
It all started when I was playing with lettering.  Valentine's day was coming up and I decided to try my hand at some illuminated letters.  I water coloured the background.   The left-hand side looked like a waterfall, down which I tumbled some hearts.  The letters are painted in watercolour and acrylic paints. 

and then... I continued to water colour more paper and Wonder appeared 

a piece of decorative paper under a piece of water coloured paper with illuminated letters painted in gold...
and then.... photos of murals on the pylons of an underpass.  A couple of years ago I was in Toronto and I was looking for the Distillery District.  I got off the bus too soon and wandered around for awhile and found these amazing murals.  I think they were part of the decorations for the Pan Am games.  





and then....I was bored one day and decided to turn these into something more, so I wrote a short story using each photo as inspiration for part of the story. 

Each page was separa…