Monthly Archives: April 2016

It’s just art

Just more paintings and drawings. Keeping to the idea of producing regularly.

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Shot down over Britain

The Fiction Desk got back to me this morning with a sparse but no less effective rejection of Concrete Memories. Dear Denis, Thank you for taking the time to submit your work to us, and for your patience while we … Continue reading

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Didn’t see that coming

While listening to The Jealous Curator interview with Andrea D’Aquino it came to me: my first idea for a series of paintings. Not exercises or studies or sketches but a series of paintings with a specific theme in mind. Like … Continue reading

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Postal

Yesterday I received an email from Nikki who had received back the original artwork for Donna’s Bear. The package was marked “Moved/Unknown” but the address was correct. I blame Canada Post for two failures. The first: failure to deliver to … Continue reading

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The Fiction Desk and waiting.

I finished the final edit of Concrete Memories today and immediately sent it off to The Fiction Desk in the UK. It’s all over but the waiting now. The two agents in the US haven’t gotten back to me about … Continue reading

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Hurdles ahead

Concrete Memories falls squarely into the category referred to as “literary fiction” which is another way of saying I’m going to have a hard time finding an agent for it. The rewrite is going well and has added a couple … Continue reading

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Blues by Elizabeth Alexander

My favourite contemporary poet is Derek Walcott and my favourite poem of his is Oddjob, A Bull Terrier. Poetry is one of those things which almost no one reads anymore but I do. It’s not a planned reading I just … Continue reading

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The final rewrite?

It’s not likely that my current rewrite of Concrete Memories is the final one but I can hope. Closing in on seventeen thousand five hundred words it’s too long to be a short story and for some it is too … Continue reading

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The wait is on

Around this time last year I was doing two things. I was getting ready to move out to Alberta for six weeks of Power Engineering, steam time, classes at NAIT, and I was waiting on a response from my slush … Continue reading

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Latest efforts

Just my latest – been trying the grid method for doing faces. It is time consuming but works. I still think I need to learn how to freehand it though. Working on it.

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