October 11, 2016

200 Queens Ave, London

200 Queens Ave, ink and watercolour, 3.25 x 4  inches, ©2016
I walk west on Queens Ave on my way home from work. I pass this building each time. I didn't appreciate the architecture until I went to a talk about "Mid Century Modern" Architecture.

"Mid-Century Modernism is a term used to describe the design style that brought forth major changes in modern design, architecture and urban development between 1933 and 1965"

Another illustration recently completed for the "Boutique Bazaar" at First St. Andrew's United Church on November 12 from 10am to 2pm, 2016.

October 10, 2016

Prince Alberts Diner

Prince Albert's Diner, ink and watercolour, 4.25 x 3  inches, ©2016
Looking forward to participating in the Boutique Bazaar, at First St. Andrews United Church (350 Queens Ave, London. this is one of the illustrations, just completed for this event.


"Back again this year are all the popular sections of FSA's famous Boutique Bazaar. Look for the many booths downstairs at First-St. Andrew's in Proudfoot Hall, displaying Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Preserves, Fair Trade Coffee, Christmas Decor and much much more. On the main floor you'll find our Heirloom Jewellery section. Who knows what unique (and maybe priceless pieces) you will find there. We especially recommend our Treasures Table. If you have ever watched the Antiques Road Show you will know that folks often pick up some amazing items at church bazaars. Who knows...maybe you'll be on television some day with your "find"!

Artisans' Alley has been growing in popularity and scope over the past few years. Located in our Chapel space, this area is reserved for local crafts people who produce items that you will never find in stores but will want the minute you see them. With Christmas coming, this is the place to pick up that gift that cannot be found anywhere else. Go ahead and play Santa! You'll get lots of holiday hugs in return."

September 11, 2016


Sketchbook ~ Glencairn (Scotch Block)
Sketchbook ~ Glencairn (Leithfield)
Clublink Glencairn Quote: "It’s been said that Glencairn is the closest you’ll come to Scotland without crossing the Atlantic. From the moment you pass the stone gates and wind your way between rock fences to the majestic multi-turreted clubhouse, you will feel like you just arrived at a Scottish links." That describes the course exactly. Most challenging are the pot bunkers, if you stay away from them, its a pretty easy course. This round, only in pot bunkers twice, so this was my best round/score at Glencairn!

August 28, 2016

Emerald Hills

Sketchbook ~ Emerald Hills (Holes No 1 to 9)
Emerald Hills is one of the original four founding courses of ClubLink. We took the scenic route, no 400 series highways, which took longer, but such a pleasant drive. Started with the beauty of a foggy morning, rolling hills around highway 109 on route to the Stouffville golf course. Rainy to start with, but turned into great day.

July 22, 2016

Rocky Crest Golf Club

Sketchbook ~ Rocky Crest (Holes No 1 to 9)
Round three: Rocky Crest Golf Club, my favourite. Walkable, challenging, nature all around, from the granite outcroppings to the forests of pine, white birch and hemlock. Score wise - my worst of the five rounds, but still my favourite Clublink course.

July 21, 2016

National Pines Golf Club

Sketchbook ~ National Pines (Holes No 1 to 9)
Round two: National Pines Golf Club, designed by Thomas McBroom, opened in 1992. National Pines is a great walking course (even thought it was very hot that day) that predominantly features Lovers Creek which comes into play 14 times during a round.

July 20, 2016

Caledon Woods

Sketchbook ~ Caledon Woods (Holes No 14 to 18)
With a couple of days off work to make a long weekend, we went to Caledon Woods to play golf. (first of five rounds). It's located in the pastoral hills and valleys of the Caledon countryside just north of Toronto, opened in 2003, replaced the 27-hole Bolton Golf Club. "Architect Paul Takahashi kept the classic parkland character intact but introduced links-style elements with tight lies and crowns around engaging greens—among the region’s best—that have a wide range of slope and contour."