The Dead Canoe Project

canoe, art

Step One

For a few years now, I’ve had two thirds of an old cedar strip canoe in my shed. Originally, it was a whole canoe that I was going to repair and refinish (it had lots of rot and several broken ribs…but it was only $50 !) Then a few Halloweens ago, I chopped in three and used one end as a costume…the Zombie Portager! (I think there’s a picture around here somewhere…)The question then remained…what to do with the other parts! Then one day, I had an idea…cut a circle out it! Out came the jig saw…and presto!
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Photography Class

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay

On Tuesday night I started a short photography course taught by Thom Morrissey. I got myself a Nikon D7100 back in the Fall and I’m still learning how to use it. I haven’t had a “real” camera since I was in high school, so it’s been fun to re-learn about exposure, shutter speeds etc.Here are a few more shots from Tuesday. I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom to edit them…so, even more “learning” to do :)
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Found Stuff, Part 1

IMG_3695I thought I’d start a new post of Found Stuff after coming across a few things today. This tiny plastic army man (no doubt my brother’s) is most likely around 40 years old. (can’t beat plastic, eh) He’s held up really well hiding out on my grandfather’s workbench…but that leg has to be cramping up by now.
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Suddenly Snow…

Rabbit2014_2We have been getting a lot of early snow around these parts. Got a picture of this fella a few days ago…who also seemed to have been caught off guard by the landscape color change.(So far he’s only managed a white eye mask)

Another foot is called for tomorrow…yeeesh!