Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Making A Change

I have been, for various reasons, posting to two blogs, mostly the same stuff. So, I am in future only posting to:

Thank you so much for all your past visits here, I hope you will continue to visit my drawings at the above address.

Love ya, see ya!

Monday, September 3, 2012


A pagoda in Nitobe Garden, UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia. The garden is a beautiful, peaceful place.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Another drawing from the Nitobe Garden, UBC, Vancouver.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

I had a very enjoyable day drawing with Dino Pai in the Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC. It is considered to be one of the best traditional Japanese gardens in North America and in the top five outside of Japan.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sapperton coffee

Many moons ago British Army Engineers, Sappers, built a camp at this part of New Westminster BC.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Knox Presbyterian Church, Columbia St., New Westminster, BC

Friday, August 24, 2012


Coffee at Blenz, Tsawwassen, Delta BC

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Urban Sketchers

Drawing with my daughter at Victory Square in Vancouver.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


A view of the Deltaport coal and container shipping terminal from the beach in Point Roberts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Point Roberts, Wa.

We now live in Delta, British Columbia,  5 minutes north of Point Roberts, Washington, USA. Yesterday we crossed the border and spent the afternoon sitting on the beach at Lighthouse Park listening to the waves and enjoying the view of the Gulf islands and Vancouver Island. Sea Lions, Seals and , if you are lucky, the odd Orca whale cruise by.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

On the Patio

I love looking at the dwarf/minature maple tree on our condo patio.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Urban Sketchers Workshop, Portland, Oregon

Simon Benson House, Portland State University

Simon Benson House

Burnside Bridge
A great 3 day, Aug 3,4,5 workshop put on by Shari Blaukopf and Marc Holmes, both wonderfully accomplished artists and excellent teachers. Great place, great people, great fun.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Car boot sale

Car boot sale in Tsawwassen, Delta, BC

Saturday, July 28, 2012

With Dino at the VPL

I went drawing with Dino Pai at the Vancouver Public Library. I used a dip pen as he did and peeked over his shoulder. You should see his great drawings at

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Empty Tables

Nobody in the coffee shop today.

Monday, July 23, 2012

EDM # 143 a Herb, Mint actually

Every Day Matters drawing challenge # 143. I used a dip pen for this and I like the look.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

EDM 178 Something Red

Every Day Matters challenge # 178. I see Danny Gregory is once again posting regularly on his blog ,
Always fun and motivating.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

EDM Challenge, A Sandwich

Every Day Matters challenge # 156. I see Danny Gregory is once again posting regularly on his blog ,
Always fun and motivating.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fancy alley entrance

An entrance to an alley on Cambie street between Hastings and Pender in Vancouver BC. I sat on a park bench in Victory Square on this glorious summer day, wonderful to be out and drawing.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fowl Friends

These guys were at the Richmond Country Market.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Not waterproof ink on this one.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Coffee Time

Ia Blenz Coffee shop, a Canadian chain, in Tsawwassen, Delta BC

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kenny Wayne

At the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, St. Andrews-Wesley Church, Nelson & Burrard Streets, Vancouver BC

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


At the mall Tsawwassen, Delta, BC

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drawing outside the VAG

I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery with my friend Dino Pai. Saw a great show, collecting Matisse and then went drawing afterward.  Drew the gallery building and the view from the grounds to Pacific Centre Mall.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Street Stuff

The view from my table in the coffee shop. 56th & 14B streets in Tsawwassen, Delta, BC.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Farm Market

Sitting in the car waiting for Bev at at The Farm Market in Richmond BC at Hwy 99 and Steveston Hwy,

Friday, June 15, 2012

On the Bus

From Tsawwassen to Vancouver by bus and Skytrain.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012