Thanks to Nicola at Better Off Duds on 33rd, my Heritage Button Collection is no longer homeless. You can check out the full assortment any old time!
2019 is upon us! One of my resolutions is to do a better job of keeping this site updated with my activity. Stay tuned. In the meantime – some bad news and some good.
Sadly, Joyne closed its doors just a few days ago, so my Heritage Collection is currently homeless. I hope to rectify that soon. The team at Joyne were incredibly supportive and I am grateful for their time and effort and wish them all the best! It was a good experience.
On a positive note, a friend nudged me out of my inertia and got me drawing again. I’m very excited to share this piece – I think it’s one of my best so far.
You can find my stuff at Joyne on Broadway!
I’m especially happy to have a regular spot to share my Heritage Collection with all y’all.
Got more Toon Tags too!
There’s a new Facebook page group I really love: You Know You Grew up in SASKATOON Sk If you can remember… which is really rekindling my already raging love for this city. Kindred spirits are posting photos and sharing memories. It’s so great! A few folks have posted photos of old matchbooks, etc of cool old logos. The resolution of the photos are generally not great, so I’ve lovingly and painstakingly re-drawn each one as buttons! For now, I’m calling the collection “Toon Tags”.
I now need to get off my butt and revamp this site to include all the building portraits I’ve done over the years. You can find a gallery of some of them HERE
AND if you have boots made for walking and want to take the On Safari Fossil Tour of Downtown Saskatoon, the PDF of the Colouring Book pages are HERE.
Stay tuned, I promise to get on that ASAP!.
I have reserved my table for Art in the Park on June 10th!
C’mon by and say Hi!
This fall, sad circumstances brought a silver lining of a reunion with a special friend. Getting to spend time with my pal and her family meant so much to me. We reminisced a lot, and brought back to life many crazy adventures in our lives together. On top of it all, the reunion resurrected a pair of cartoon characters who have been patiently waiting for a return.
I hope to share their further adventures with you all soon.
The first button in the Punch Button Club is by yours truly!!
It commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Mr Dressup. Get your button now so you can celebrate this milestone in style!
The first episode of Mr Dressup aired 50 years ago, on Feb 13th, 1967. Hosted by Ernie Coombs with puppets Casey and Finnegan (created by Judith Lawrence), this CBC staple entertained and educated Canadian children for decades. Mr. Dressup typically raided the Tickle Trunk, drew or made a craft, and sang a song each episode. Coombs passed away in 2001, five years after retiring the programme. The treehouse can still be seen in the foyer of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in downtown Toronto.
My newest creation! In homage to hours of trading smelly stickers on the playground, I present to you Smellies! These lightly scented keychains/pendants look and smell great. They sell for $4 each and are available at Glitch.