Posts Tagged ‘ruttan’s place’

September 13, 2010 2

Saturday in the Park

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I’m behind in my blogging, as usual. September seems to be a whirl of events and parties. While my health is back (for now!) it’s hard to get out to everything. I promised to record a few of these, so here we are. These are shots and sketches from the weekend party in Mederic Martin […]

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August 25, 2010 0


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The Park party is happening Saturday, Sept. 11. The website for it is here –

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July 23, 2010 0

Hey, I’m Walking Here!

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Just having some fun on the computer with this lady I drew and coloured. Should do her reflection in the window!

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June 28, 2010 1

Cool Ruttan Artifact

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I was getting something out of my “go-box” full of irreplaceable things, when it spilled off the upper shelf in the closet. Picking up, I came upon this long forgotten item. it’s a token for my Great Grandfather’s general store, which he maintained, with my Dad as sometime stock boy, back in the depression years. […]

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June 14, 2010 3

L’Écho d’un fleuve

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One of the pleasures of living in this little neighbourhood here (whether it’s called “Centre Sud” or “Les Faubourgs” –I’m really not so sure) is the now annual urban art event L`Écho d’un Fleuve, taking place on rue Dufresne, just below my front door here on Rouen. Who’d have thought there were so many artists […]

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March 28, 2010 0

Cat Violence

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Cats are slime. Little cat this morning woke me up by knocking over books and a fan, as above. I’m sure she thought she was awesome. Below is a rendering of cat violence at its worst, chez Ruttan. The large cat, Mr. Boggedy, thwacks with his eyes closed, which is a little ineffectual. But he’s […]

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December 15, 2009 0

Wiggly or Stiff

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Those seem to be my two modes of drawing (get your mind out of the gutter!) Further hindering me during these cold December days is Nora the cat, who thinks she owns my chair. If I’m sitting here, she’s sometimes below, looking up anxiously. I get up, and she takes over. i’m seriously thinking of […]

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November 30, 2009 0


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I installed Flash on this computer. I actually want to turn this into an image of her floating, and hope I can add the appropriate electric hum. Why? So I can learn some Flash! Thus far, all I can do is make a triangle jump abruptly from one side of the screen to the other. […]

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November 29, 2009 0

All right, I’m a sucker.

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The cats are complete cute. They’re getting ready for winter:

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August 28, 2009 3

Street Seen

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That’s a good title for the blog. I was on a bit of a break today, so I painted this picture of the street I live on. Bonus: Old lady!

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August 2, 2009 0

Finishing Touches

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Sara here is painting a stump, the last step in the “Ruelle Verte” project happening behind my apartment on rue de Rouen. “La Ruelita” is the name of the project, I guess. “The little alley.” “Thanks to the Sainte-Marie Eco-Quartier!” (the neighbourhood recycling and ecological org. responsible for the project) A spiral – traditional symbol […]

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July 31, 2009 0

Street Faces

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Street guys: Street kid: Street Pug Dog: Street cute chick:

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July 28, 2009 0

Street Gardening Part Deux

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More done on the back alley garden, behind my place (okay, it’s rue de Rouen between rues Shepherd and Chapleau). Art stuff, and decoration this time. I got roped in to help. My neighbour, pictured up above, got into trying to fasten his tableau to a brick wall. Me, I would have tried to drill […]

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July 19, 2009 1

Street Gardening, Woot!

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The local Eco Quartier (a little neighbourhood org. that does recycling, gardening, and ecologically-oriented projects) visited the lane behind my apartment, which was generally a down at the heels place, full of burdock and junk. They instigated a project of planting a garden back there. It’s part of an initiative called ruelle verte. Notice these […]

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