Posts Tagged ‘photos’

June 29, 2009 0

Rainy Monday

By in cats, montreal, ruttan's place, sketches

Sounds kind of bluesy, and I am out of sorts. But I put the living-room “tree” outside to rinse off the dust in the rain. Sure, like I want it to get bigger, and overwhelm the apartment, like Washington at the end of Logan’s Run. Don’t worry, the cats don’t nibble on it. Thought I […]

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June 26, 2009 0

Back to Jammin’

By in montreal

Shots from last night’s Monthly Montreal Comic Jam. This time at a new location: the L’Escalier bar (actually, former site of l’Utopik, where there had been a few jams before). R. Gagnon (in saffron here, like the walls) did a great job of setting it up. Thanks, Rick! I didn’t get everyone’s name, so I’m […]

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June 26, 2009 0

Bonne Saint-Jean!

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For Saint Jean’s this year, I went out to Mile End. It’s a more English neighbourhood in Montreal than where I live, but that’s where my friends were. In past years there was this big party on rue Saint Viateur, but that’s a thing of the past now. There was just a little pocket of […]

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June 21, 2009 0

Mad People and Sewing Machines

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Another Mad Men-inspired drawing. I don’t know what the background is. I started drawng the character’s Japanese screens, but now it looks more like the inside of a space ship. Next, junk-y old sewing machine a friend left me, and I had in the back shed. Another friend thinks I can make big bucks if […]

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June 14, 2009 1

Saturday’s L’Écho d’un Fleuve

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They had set up right on the street below my place, so after a little trepidation, and listening to the noise, I came down and joined in. You can see more photos if you click on one: Nice stance. Cardboard couture was in, but I don’t think it would last in the rain. Polar Bear […]

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June 13, 2009 2

L’Écho d’un Fleuve

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Interesting stuff happening down the street. Last night I wandered into a block party/art show called L’Écho d’un Fleuve (“The Echo of a River”). Took some photos: Please click on one and check the whole set to learn more. I also shot hand-held you-are-there video of a performance: This blog has more on the event, […]

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June 10, 2009 0

Cats and Files

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Nora Small Cat ™ has her own filing system, of which she is very proud. Actually, she was unhappy when I sealed away my own files, because she had a habit of shredding them to make a little hideaway. So I made her a decoy box of scrap paper, and she’s happy with that, because […]

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June 3, 2009 0

The Wonderful Engine…

By in cats, sketches, watercolour

This thing looks a little like the power turbines I was writing about in the Power Quest Episode of “What’s That About?” I talk about the show on my site, here: Have to get busy and finish the links! More new sketches: This is what my work chair looks like in the morning:

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May 26, 2009 2

The King is Dead

By in cats, montreal

Sorry to report that this brilliant ugly old cat I used to see every day when I walked around the corner has passed on. 21 years old, a full and happy life. “For in his morning orisons he loves the sun, and the sun loves him. For he is of the tribe of Tiger.”

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May 24, 2009 0

Funny Faces

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As I wrote in Twitter, it’s fun painting funny faces early in the morning. I snapped these with the camera rather than scanning them. Below is the purple lady from a couple of posts back. I guess that would be called a “second state” if I were printmaking. Little Nora wanted her picture taken, too! […]

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May 12, 2009 0

The King of Rue Chapleau

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I’ve seen this cat every morning for years now, when I walk up rue Chapleau to the corner store at Hochelaga to get a banana or a beer. His owner called him “The King” once, so he’s the King of the block. Getting on in years now (think he’s about 16-18 years old), but still […]

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May 10, 2009 1

Photo of Mom

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Feeling nostalgic today, or at least watching all of the people getting into cars with flowers for mom. And my own Mom, so long gone (died in 1979), but always with me. Her paintings on the wall, some of her brushes and paints which I still use. Very few photos of her. I was rummaging […]

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May 6, 2009 0

Maple Trees in Bloom, and small cat ™

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This person I’m doing work for was very impressed with the maple trees along my street. So I thought I’d post a snap. All of this yellow-green is blossoms, which will fall soon, and carpet the sidewalk. Already I can hear the vroom of the street vacuum buggies prowling the sidewalks to pick it up. […]

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May 2, 2009 2

Nod, and Look Sympathetic

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Fear of a pandemic grips the planet. Economic collapse has put millions out of work. Outside the window of the Cock and Bull Bar, an angry throng marches down the street for May Day, carrying red and black flags, shouting for justice and revolution. I feel suddenly like I’m in Paris, 1968. I tried to […]

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