Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Calgary’

1st Urban Sketchers Calgary meetup

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Back in July I joined up with a few other people for our first Calgary Urban Sketchers meetup!  It was fantastic.  I stumbled onto the community about a year ago and wondered how I could have possibly missed out on it all this time.  Calgary didn’t have a group set up at that time, and […]


New Year, New Hashtag: #DBSLdrawsYYC

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Happy Friday!  Three posts so far this month, colour ME impressed!  Why the change?  Because I’m so thirsty to keep creating these days! I’ve been taking those Urban Sketchers books I received for Christmas to heart – I have found time almost every day so far this year to pull out my sketchbook and draw […]


YYC Vitality Awards 2014

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  Okay! As promised, I’m sharing a few of the sketches I did for the Downtown Calgary Association this year.  I really want to keep working on rendering architectural features and working with the Downtown Association was the perfect opportunity for me.  There are still (always) areas I would like to continue to improve in, […]


Painting the Calgary Grain Exchange Building

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As I mentioned previously, I was contacted for the second year in a row by the Downtown Calgary Association to create illustrations for their winners of the Vitality Awards.  At the last minute they also decided to commission one last piece, a gift for a gentleman who will soon be retiring, of one of his […]


Spring Forward

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Hello all!  My apologies for recent absenteeism.  I’ve got a few things on the plate right now! I am very excited to say that I will be working with the Downtown Calgary Association for the second year in a row on their Vitality Awards! At the moment my desk is absolutely covered with sketches, watercolour […]


The YYC Flood

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This weekend was surreal.  There’s no other way to describe it.  I was one of the lucky ones, my home was not evacuated, so for me Friday was simply a rainy day.  I was tucked cozily in my living room watching in fascinated horror as the images flashed in on television and twitter over the […]


Friday frame of mind

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Oh hi. It’s Friday.  The sun is out and I just got home from work.  There may be a severe thunderstorm warning for the late afternoon but for right now, the sun is strong, I am barefoot, and I have a three day weekend ahead of me.  Life is good. I thought it was past […]