pen and ink drawing

well it is the first day of spring after all

spring equinox I – 20.3.18

spring equinox II – 20.3.18

yardwork revisited

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to “do some visual storytelling with your photography.”

In May 2016 I posted a story about how my yardwork became artwork. Since it fits so well with this week’s challenge I thought I would repurpose it for those who may not have seen it before. So…if your interest has been piqued open the photo and read on.

international women’s day 2018

 

To celebrate not only all the amazing women in my life, but amazing women everywhere.

a wall worth building

wall of champions

Over the past two weeks, like you no doubt, I have been inspired by all of the amazing athletes of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games who, with their grace, artistry, strength, endurance and teamwork, have shown the world the true meaning of friendship, sportsmanship and peace.

 

As I painted each day my “wall of champions” grew higher and higher so that today, as the Games have concluded it has become my way of saying “thank you” to all of the remarkable athletes of the Games for thrilling us each and every day.

As those of you who follow my blog know two heroes of mine, and indeed all of Canada’s, are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. I thought my few paintings of them fitted well with this week’s Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd for whilst you cannot see their facial expressions in these simple water-colour and ink sketches, their emotions and connectedness are expressed in every move, every gesture and every glance.

Finally, I feel that I have also been an unseen face in the crowd since with every event that I watched both day and night I was there unseen, together with countless millions of others in Pyeongchang and around the world loving every glorious moment.

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from russia with love

Olympic Moment XIV – 24.2.18

Simply sublime, Alina Zagitova, Olympic Golden Ladies Single Skating champion from Russia.

simply the best

Olympic Moment XII – 21.2.18

No other words necessary except “Thank You” to Tessa and Scott for their sublime artistry and athleticism. 🇨🇦

pipe dream

Olympic Moment XI – 20.2.18

Congratulations to Canada’s Cassie Sharpe on her women’s Olympic halfpipe Gold Medal.

BC and Canada Proud. 🇨🇦

bob’s your uncle

Olympic Moment X – 19.2.18

Congratulations to Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Team Canada, 2-man bobsleigh joint Gold Medal winners with Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany.