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i thought the days of print were behind us, sadly

that is until i ran across ottawa’s latest arts and culture rag herdmag


it goes after my heart with its charming small almost-square size and quirky sensibility

i don’t know who is paying for this beautiful little magazine but i look forward to cutting it up for as long as it is around. i will even likely read it first!

i leave you with… the alien and the mystery machine




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attended an interesting event and the NAC last night

northern scene!

collaborative art, big crowd, loud music, a fashion show featuring designers from our territories

happy to be celebrating our north

i have yet to visit

but it is on the list

nice to see you out Ottawa



she spotted her dress

i spotted her!

anya and me

what a pleasure to bump into fashion designer Anya Ayoung Chee (…of project runway fame) while wearing one of her limited edition dresses at the Miami Art Basel

a laugh for her

a thrill for me

i hope she approved of the styling

she is a total doll, a talent, and stunning in person

thank you Anya for the great dress and the even better story


p.s. in i was not too busy lying on the beach i would post about the show. soon…


late in summer

late in day

the shed



the september issue

nine hundred and sixteen chances to snip!!

there goes my afternoon


come out you beautiful & damned

collaborative project for the upcoming Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012

artist Robert Brazeau’s tableaux

” enter the most decadent era of the 20th century – the 1920’s.

new york, paris, chicago

the dandies, the independently wealthy , the artists of their age

a decade of aesthetics, social debauchery, excess ”

” the style, the characters and the ambiance are to be re-created, not  observed

experienced, not observed”

during NBO12, visual artist and photographer Robert Brazeau will,  through his lens, capture a 21st century response to this magnificent era and environment

heARTbeatgal and illustrator/cartoonist/orator Otis P Gould III hope to add to the authenticity, as characters to be found in the speakeasy crowd

professional models and enthusiasts of the period Lola Lovestory, Derek Ruston and Marley Lewington will bring their interpretation of the style, glamour and attitude of the era

the experiment completes as Social’s customers and NBO12 participants are lured into the environment, encouraged to release their inhibitions, immerse themselves in the experience of the often excessive and artistic social culture of the 1920’s

hBg is making a call to the universe, and more specifically those with a fetish for the era, to come collaborate with us the evening of September 22, 2012 at Social restaurant

it’s gonna be fuuun!


p.s. come visit me in Minto Park on Elgin this Saturday 9-5 for the Urban Art Show

les demoiselles

turbulent dreams about the women of my life

awoken, then, at the witching hour

up since

les demoiselles took shape around five thirty


les demoiselles –  collage  14″ x 11″


three dark ladies rising with the sun

in the rain

tired and it is nine thirty a.m.




feeling modest


red lady

inspired by a snap on Pinterest




what an odd lady this seated nude became

i covered the freshly stretched canvas with a dozen coats of gesso, sanding occasionally, adding other layers. she was drawn on the thick and still slightly wet paint. the pencil carved her outline. more paint. her outline, now in black, gets covered again, but each time now i carve the outline into the paint. this goes on a while.

turns out she is pink. and her body, glazed in fingerprints. multi-layered textured gal. i like her.