Hey!I maintained this blog from 2006-2014, primarily as a place to dump my field sketches (and the occasional painting). It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
- Ada Lovelace
- barreleye fish
- breeding colony
- Bronte Harbour
- Bruce Peninsula
- Carl Sagan
- computer science
- dead bird study
- Grass Lake
- Neibauer marsh
- sewage lagoons
Category Archives: Artwork
Realized moments too late that the ink I’d used on the crows wasn’t waterproof — had to cover up my nice wash with some pasty gouache to fix it. Ah, well. Watercolour, pen & coloured pencil. Advertisements
I began this book as a summer project and intended to finish it for Carl Sagan Day back in November, but life inevitably got in the way and I slid past more than a few self-imposed deadlines. I was paging … Continue reading
Another dragon. Canson makes a pretty great mixed media sketchbook — a nice surface for pencils that erases well, while just heavy enough to accept washes.
Some dragon designs for a new project I’ve started. Still deciding whether I want to go digital or traditional for this one. Flexibility versus comfort, same old battle.
While on my way to Grass Lake early yesterday morning, I came across this Cedar Waxwing lying in the middle of the road. The back of the bird was a bit smashed up, but I keep plastic baggies and a … Continue reading