Thursday, December 10, 2009
Actually, a transitional side note here - while looking up the links for Holly and Tony I realized that Tony has a blog and from his blog - that he got a start at Dragon magazine and Kobold Quarterly (hehe I play D&D with a Kobold every Saturday!) and did some drawings for Dungeons & Dragons Planescape as well as some monsters. Ah! *excited squeel* while I write this I'm listening to a great podcast (there's a play button to click once you're on the page) with Kobold Quarterly and Tony DiTerlizzi talkinging about inspirations and Brian Froud and D&D! About 30min of the podcast is talking with Tony... how cool is that? I'm such a geek I know - but I love it! Speaking of looooove - this is a picture that our great DM took of the birthday cake I made for my boyfriend as it was his birthday on our D&D night... Our DM worked it into that nights campaign and we played on top of the cake! Ooo- and that sparkler there, that's not a sparkler - it's a fireball!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
More pictures and updates soon! Happy Halloween!
Monday, September 28, 2009
This little old fellow is Arkiemedes Tams. Arky loves contemplating nature and gardening. He has been a scholar in his life and has known and seen much. This never weighs him down though. You can regularly see him skipping down a path and whistling a jaunty tune - don't be fooled by that walking stick he is by no means feeble. Arky is a bit of a tease and can be very mischievous, there is always fun sparkling in his eyes.
I always find it interesting to know where names come from - Arky received his name from one of my aunts. She informed me that he looked like an 'Arkiemedes' the first time they met and she was right, though to me he feels like 'Arkiemedes'. The second half of his name 'Tams' is in honour of Charles de Lint after after the magical 'Tamson house' in his novel Moonheart - full of secrets and magic.
These pictures were taken when we had gone out for a walk and we found a walking stick - as if it were made just for him. The angle of the handle and the height were so perfectly matched - it was meant to be!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
- 12-13/09/09 Heritage Park Fall Fair ~ I've never attended the Fall Fair before, but I am going for the first time this year! I'd like to convince a group of friends to take an old fashioned photo with me
- Calgary Corn Maze ~ I've never visited the Calgary Corn Maze. The website makes it look a-maze-ing! I'd really love to check it out!
- 18-20/09/09 Portobello West ~ an art market with artist from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto with all kinds of art
- 18-20/09/09 Alberta Art Days ~ many different events around the city
- 26-27/09/09 Creative Stitching Show ~ textile and fabric, all kinds of crafts involving stitchery exhibited and sold
- 01/10/09 October First Thursday ~ down at Art Central