Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time flies when you're on the move. 
I've settled in Berlin now for a couple of months but last month was an action packed visit to Madrid. In April I rented an amazing flat right in the middle of town. It had a beautiful rooftop deck and I could watch the sunset from my work desk as well.  As usual I'm working on my travels but I have to say this was one of the nicest settings. The weather in Madrid was wet and cold, not that I'm complaining - I was in Spain after all - but it didn't quite fit my expectation of what Spain is meant to be like.
On the plus side I could focus on my work and visited lots of galleries. Although (not being a fan of religion) I've seen my full share of Virgin Mary's and Christ on the cross. I wasn't really ready for how religious Spain is. Although the cathedrals are beautiful, especially in Toledo.
After Madrid it was off to Berlin to settle in for a couple of days then up to Frankfurt to see some dear friends. That was a wonderful visit but I'm quite happy to be settling into my flat here in Berlin. I've also started art on a book I began writing here 2 years ago so it's feeling very 'full circle'.
The image I'm posting is from a job I did with a wonderful dance school in North Vancouver called Perform Art Studios. They asked me to do a giant window covering. It was quite a departure for me but I have to say I loved doing it because I could show parts of the north shore and Lonsdale Quay.  Hope it's still up when I get back to Vancouver. If you see it, take a picture and send it!
Ok, time to go collect my bicycle and go for a ride - one of my all time favourite pastimes here in Berlin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It's out! Just dropped into KidsBooks to see if my new book 'My House is Alive!' (OwlKids) was on the shelves and there it was. I signed a dozen copies so hopefully somebody will get down there and buy them!  Check out their new store, they moved a few blocks away but the space is huge and they offer a lot more - I think it looks great.