Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hallowe'en at the Zoo

I went on a photo-gathering expedition to the zoo yesterday with my bff, Colin. Here are a few pictures I took, and a sketch I finished from another photo when we got home.

- Liz


Saw-whet owl at the zoo, from Colin:


Richmond Hill Locust Tree

Here's a tree portrait that I just finished, this one's a locust just down the street from me. There are some trees in Richmond Hill, not a lot, but some.


- Pat

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drawing at the Museum

Last weekend Pat and I met up at the Royal Ontario Museum to go for a stroll. Besides insisting that Pat buy me one of everything in the geology gallery, I did a bit of sketching in the biodiversity and bird galleries.

Here's an albatross, flap-flap-flapping his albatross wings:

I miss drawing, you guys!

- Liz

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pat featured on Society6

This week Pat is a featured artist at Society 6, one of the works for sale is "Angry Liz" available as a print, a t-shirt and a hoodie. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Brunswick Adventure!

I just returned from an amazing trip to New Brunswick. I stayed with my mum (and Dewey, the bestest dog in the world) in her adorable bayside house in Chamcook. We took wee day trips into Saint Andrews, Saint Stephen, Deer Island, and Saint John as well. I was feeling a little too burned out on school work to do any sketching, but I'll try to make up for it in later posts! In the meantime, enjoy some photos...

Saint Andrews
The Bounty was in Saint Andrews for the Thanksgiving weekend, and there were many people of all ages dressed in homemade costumes for the ship's visit. The Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty, and is three times the size of the original ship.

The Bounty.

At the helm. This is my serious hat.

Rigging and masts and stuff. I'm not going to pretend I know anything about ships.

Other silliness in Saint Andrews at Kandy Land. Serious hat makes another appearance.

Mum lives in Chamcook, right on Passamaquoddy Bay. Her backyard is a rocky beach, much enjoyed by her golden retriever.

The backyard.

Deer Island
Deer Island sits between Passamaquoddy Bay and the larger Bay of Fundy. We took the car ferry out one evening, with Dewey in tow, to explore the island.

Dewey! He takes a pretty picture.

Shells on the beach.

Fall colours. Pat's not the only one who gets carried away looking at trees...

Strange rocks.

Boats and boats.

Fishing weir.

Seals came to visit us on Deer Island. I am terrible at taking pictures of wild animals. We went out to the Bay of Fundy one afternoon to watch whales, and although we had some great sightings of a finback, and seals and porpoises, I have no pictures for you. :(

Beautiful tree!

...and another.

Now I must return to my hectic scholastic life... Please leave stories you have about the Maritimes in the comments! I'd love to hear about your experiences out east.

- Liz


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pat's Freshest Endeavour

Pat has started a great new blog dedicated to art education. Split Complementary will be a place to get news and inspiration about art in the classroom and will suggest novel ways to present art theory and history. We hope you will stop by to join in the conversation!

- Liz