December 1, 2012
As I get older, family history seems to take on a greater importance. The inset photo shows my paternal grandparents, Christine Bosse (1879-1929) and Joseph Grandmaison (1876-1963), a photo I had never seen before. In fact, there are relatively few photos of my grandmother in existence. I made this photograph of the house my grandparents lived in Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick when I visited in 2009. The house has obviously been upgraded but still stands. Next time I think I will knock on the door and ask the owners if I may quickly look in....
November 29, 2012
Congratulations Andrew on publishing a photo of a melanistic green heron in the Conservator! Not many of us get to experience and photograph a rather rare animal!
November 29, 2012
Donovan Bergman, Customer Representative with Friesens, presented publisher Jamis Paulson and myself yesterday with a plaque commemorating the PIA Award received earlier this summer for the printing of the book ‘Prairie and Beyond’. The book placed third in the category ‘art books’ among thousands of entries submitted from across North America in the 2012 annual Premier Print Award Competition. It's a wonderful tribute to the quality and workmanship exhibited by the collaboration of an artist (yours truly), a publisher (Turnstone Press) and a printer (Friesens). The plaque will be proudly displayed at The Canadian Gallery.
"The Premier Print Award goes to those firms who demonstrate a unique ability to create visual masterpieces. Chosen from thousands of entries, each represents the unique partnership between designer and printer, need and creativity, technology and craft".
November 24, 2012
Off to babysit the grand kids again this evening. Had fun earlier this week at the grocery store.
November 19, 2012
I will present a program called 'Image Explorations' this coming Wednesday. I invite anyone who is interested in attending the next Winnipeg South Photo Club meeting to be my 'special guest' that evening. This will be a departure from what I have presented in the past and most of you will view imagery not seen before.
Join us this Wednesday evening, November 21 at 7:30 PM in the Library (main floor) of Acadia Junior High School at 175 Killarney Ave. (Fort Richmond area).