January 13, 2012
Ian Tamblyn is, without a doubt, my favorite singer-songwriter and one of Canada's finest musicians, if not the most underrated. I have been following Ian's career since 1977. A quick look at the Discography on his web site and I realize that I own every single one of his recordings ... 34 vinyls, casettes and CDs in all to date! I rarely travel without some of his music to keep me company.
January 13, 2012
Would You Like to Publish A Book of Your Own ?
Don't miss this event!
I love books! I particularly love 'fine books'. Many people dream of publishing a book but don't have a clue about how to go about it. Beginning with the idea and followed by the creation of the works (paintings, photograph, prose, etc), there comes a time when the idea must be put down on paper for all to see and enjoy. Finding a publisher today is no easy task as there are not only fewer publishers around but also more people wanting to publish a book.
January 8, 2012
I travel extensively across this great Canadian country. As I drive about, I am constantly searching for photo possibilities. Often it’s merely a question of recognizing a photo opportunity, parking the vehicle and getting out to explore. For years, I swung my large (and much too heavy) photo pack over my shoulder and started walking, anywhere from a few dozen meters to a kilometer or more. While I usually have a camera mounted on a tripod with a particular lens for the task at hand, once in the field, I may decide that another lens may be a better choice or simply provide me with some alternative options without having to return to the vehicle.
January 5, 2012
Turnstone Press is pleased to announce an exhibition of 10 fine art prints by Winnipeg artist Mike Grandmaison. The images displayed offer a glimpse of the upcoming photographic book 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond'. The book will be available in late March.
The exhibition may be seen at the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg from January 6 - 31, 2012 at the Blankstein Gallery, skywalk entrance, 2nd Floor.
For the official announcement, visit:
January 1, 2012
The winter of 2011 - 2012 has been a rather mild one to date. I don't believe the mercury has dipped much below - 20 degrees Celsius for more than a couple of days before January, which is quite unusual for the Winnipeg area. A few weeks ago, I ventured out to the Whiteshell area with a couple of buddies, Peter Blahut and John Bykerk. We left Winnipeg around 5 AM to arrive at our chosen location of Sturgeon Rapids in Whiteshell Provincial Park well before sunrise.