To all those proud Americans out there!
Friday, July 04, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Let me assure you, should you ever contemplate a visit to Montreal here in 'La Belle Province' during festival season, A.K.A. Summertime ~ DO IT!
Monday, June 30, 2014
So it's been so long since I posted anything on this blog that I'm not sure where to start getting back into it so here we go with something fairly random.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
So I have begun to meet my 'resolutions' for the year, with the help of a little app called 'Lose It'. It's totally WORKING!!!
Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
So it has been quite a while since I did anything "bloggerly" but I am feeling the urge to post something.
This is a renedering I did of a pre-set scene we were given by our instructor. I am finally starting to get it. It really is not perfect, I already see there is lots of room for improvement aesthetically but the fact that I am getting it is a big deal for me.
3DS Max is such a very complicated program! But this also makes it a very powerful tool. The work I have seen done is so inspiring, I really want to keep at it and improve. Like most things the key is 'Practise, practise practise!'
Friday, August 19, 2011
This pooch is truly amazing! A "dog on the go" for sure.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today we visited the Redpath Museum of Natural History at McGill campus here in Montreal. It is quite a place to explore. Anyone with an appreciation for the wonders of nature would be right at home in this gem of a building.
This is just one of the great pieces to be seen. It is a Buddha from around the 12th century Japan and is of the Pure Land Buddhist tradition. Seated in the lotus position this fellow has reached enlightenment many centuries ago.
This piece here is actually a great example of origami or paper folding sculpture on a larger scale. He is a Pterodactyl hung from the cieling and this shot shows just a small sampling of the great architectural detail to be seen in the museum building itself.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts!
YES, I really <3 this place. Double <3 in fact.
This is the view from above on the fourth floor. The architecture is this building is the perfect frame for all the fabulous works in the collections.
Here is a fabulous bust of Napolean on the 3rd floor with circular windows. Makes for an interesting composition with the window and buildings beyond. The setting sun shining in from the window on the left lights up the piece enough to give him a golden glow even Bonapart himself would be proud of!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Blue was the theme colour this year and what a show! There were so many great lanterns there, it was quite an event. There was likely a record number of visitors I am sure.
This blue dragon had a twin opposite him. The Botanical Gardens in Montreal are fabulous to visit anytime but the fall lantern show is really not to be missed!
Here it is, the official welcome to Montreal from Mother Nature herself. Thankfully this was delivered in the night when we were all tucked in our beds and today there is lots of sunshine so it likely will be gone very soon.
HAPPY HALLOWE'EN EVERYONE!!!!