Sunday, December 31, 2006

IF - Phoenix

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and constructive new year. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

IF - Help

Santa needs a lot of help this time of year. Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

I've Been Tagged

Yipe! I've been tagged, by benconservato.

4 jobs I have had (besides my current job):
Bet taker at a race track
Fast food grill cook
Steel mill (I pushed a series of buttons that cut and loaded steel into the mill, it was thrilling)
Hotdog factory worker

4 movies I would watch over and over:
Lord of the Rings
Fight Club
Christmas Vacation
The Royal Tenenbaums

4 places I have lived:
Hamilton, Ontario
Puslinch, Ontario
London, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario

4 TV shows I love:
Dead Like Me
the Office
Battlestar Galatica (Darn cliffhanger endings)

4 places I have been for a vacation:
British Columbia
New York city

4 websites I visit daily:
My own Pickledog blog
Illustration Friday

4 favorites foods:
Chicken curry
vanilla yogurt with frozen raspberries
pretzels (stick not twisty)

4 places I would rather be:
A house in the country
East Kitchener, the west side is nice but it's a longer commute to work.

4 people I am tagging:
John Coulter
Studio lolo
Digital Scott
Amanda Schmitt

Monday, December 11, 2006

IF - Mask

My idea for this weeks Illustration Friday topic is based partly on a conversation I had with a friend over the weekend. My friend Derek is my oldest and closest friend from way back in grade number 3, and a talented writer. We were discussing the balance of working full time while developing a second, artistic career, and the polar-bear plunge into freelancing.

Pursuing a new career is certainly not a decision to be made lightly, but everyday Pickledog is persuading me to put away the ol' Graphic Artist mask, and put on a new Freelance Artist mask. How can I say “no” to that face?

Monday, December 04, 2006

IF - Might

Whenever someone mentions the word “might” in Brautsville it is hard not to think of the greatest player to ever wear the brown, orange, black and yellowish white, Mighty Mean Macallroni.

Macallroni was the captain of the Brautsville Ice Brauts from 1985-91. In that span he was twice named MVP, and in 1990 led the Brauts to their first ever championship over their infamous Quad-City rivals the Kitchener Maple Kats.

Yes some would say Mighty Mean Macallroni possessed more might in his little baby toe than most people could hope to have in their entire body. Others would accuse Brautsville of shaving a bear and teaching to skate, but it still doesn't take away from the fact that Macallroni was the first player to almost successfully body-check the Zamboni.

Go Maple Kats!!