Friday, August 31, 2012

The children's book CDB! by William Steig, was an interesting find because it used the individual letters of the alphabet, as actual words. By saying the letters Alex thought he was reading the book, it was a fun thing to do but I hope it didn't mess him up to much!! The book is full of fun stuff, although you have to read it aloud for the full effect. Another  book I recommend is Mots D'heures: Gousses, Rames  IBN 0 14 00. 5730 7  it's worth a look. The rhymes sound like English but are written in French - it's fun to ask someone who speaks  French and English to read it aloud and wait for their reaction!

Friday, August 24, 2012

I've got nothing against streetcar drivers and there're a lot of great ones out there but this time - this guy really pissed me off!  He actually said that, I was shocked, all I could do was blert out a few sarcastic words. I think if that were me today I would have said what's in the thought balloon. (I just noticed the thought balloon should have been placed above my head, oops!)

Friday, August 17, 2012

As long as I can remember I loved to draw people.  Drawing was a form of language for me, a way of communicating that I lacked when it came to the written and spoken language.  I needed help in school but was to shy to ask for it, so, I drew more and more, as I failed more and more grades.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

We lived in the Beaches area  four nine years and the Goof  is a Toronto land mark, your typical greasy chinese food restaurant. The letters in the neon sign burnt out decades ago, that's how it got it's name the " GOOF" Recently the place has gone upscale, although the sign still remains the same.

Monday, August 6, 2012

My career started to take off after I got the teaching job and realized my own ability to sculpt - ironically I didn't study sculpting in art college. I was inspired by the 3D caricatures of a British show called Spitting Image, an outrageously funny satire of politicians and Royalty. Three dimensional illustration became popular in the eighties so I took my work around to art directors and managed to get some freelance work. 
I was happy to be doing illustration in my own style, and in a medium that I felt comfortable with. Ken loved to take pictures so he became my official photographer.