The Snow Queen
Looks like Lady Winter has arrived early this year in Vancouver.
My drawing is inspired by the story The Snow Queen from Hans Christian Andersen.
The swirls in the image are inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night.
It’s beautiful outside. Below is a photo from of our local trails.
Seasons Of The Year
Remembering Those Snowy Sunsets
NHL Is Back … “Bear-Mauled” with Mixed Feelings
I love hockey.
I grew up playing the sport.
I still play every week. I used to play 3 to 5 times a week.
I play because I love the game.
Frankly, I’m kind of sick of the NHL.
I’m tired of the owners and their lockouts.
I’m not really keen on most of the NHL star players either.
Personally, I think most of them are “out-of-touch” and overpaid.
After the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot though, I’m even fed up with certain “fans” too.
I’ll spend my money on my equipment, expensive sticks and ice time.
But, I’m not going to watch many NHL games at the arena or on TV …
Well … maybe not until the playoffs.
The Mesmerizing Northern Lights
A hint of Arctic air.
It was chilly in Vancouver today.
I was telling Jade about the beauty of the Northern Lights.
I grew up in the Canadian prairies and we’d see them often.
The Northern Lights dance, glow and shimmer across the dark sky.
The Canadian winter brings many moments of creative beauty.
Yesterday, during a family walk, I photographed some ice.
Always appreciate the simple beauty around you.
Mr. Cloudy and Vancouver
It’s’s been very wet and rainy here in Vancouver lately.
Looks like Mr. Cloudy has lots of his friends in our sky.
Hopefully, little Little Miss Sunshine will be back soon.
Everyone’s a little cheerier when she’s around.
Sledding Full Speed Ahead !!!
Jade’s starting to love winter activities.
She’s especially loving her sled lately !!!
Jade & Her Reindeer Games
Jade’s mom made these great reindeer antlers for Jade.
I can’t believe she made it in crochet!
Jade was really excited to wear it to her StrongStart Christmas Party.
Wiggling Ice Skaters
Jade painted this at StrongStart before the holidays.
I’m the red skater and Jade is in gold.
I think we’re with the Canadian Olympic team (haha).
Jade really enjoyed skating with me earlier this month.
We’ll have to go again soon.
Santa’s Final Inspection
For the last time, Santa double checks the toys before his big flight.
Jade insisted I draw a ball of yarn for mom.