Wednesday, 27 June 2007

I can't believe it. I think Mr. P might be trying to take me out. As in to the great beyond. Why else would he have me cycle the hilly cliff laden path over on the "dark side" of the country? Oh sure, it's beautiful. Most of it anyways. Once you get by the hydo stations, industrial area, the crazy cursing French drivers and passed the old French overweight pot bellied bathing beauties lining the shore. All men. Yuck! I have pictures. I took them with my cell phone, but unfortunately they will not be shown due to technical difficulties. Ok. It's really due to my computer ineptitude.

I came to one hill that had a warning sign that showed a bike a steep decline and huge lettering that said, "DANGER." Good think I speak enough French to know what DANGER means! They didn't have it in English;-)

Funny thing I noticed when I was over there was that there were cranes, ducks, but not one Canadian Goose. There are loads of them on the Ontario side. You have to beat a path through them in certain points of the trip. I'm not surprised though really. It is Quebec. They don't even recognize Canada Day like the rest of the country. I wouldn't take a chance over there either if I were an animal with Canada in my name.

Anyhow, I made it back. Almost threw up a few times along the way. Is that a bad sign? Maybe he's trying to invoke a heart attack. To be fair, he didn't specifically tell me to try the 16.7 mile path in 98 degree heat. It's my last free morning before school is out and I thought I'd go for it before I'm completely tied down.

Boy, I can't wait for that 8 hour bike ride next Spring he's asked me to go on with him. I don't know how many miles it is, but at least it stays on the flat side of the country.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Just a wee bit more to go. With my luck lately though, I'm sure I'll spill something on it just as I get it done.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

CU 3 coming alive....but not quite done!

I have been asked why I don't draw my own children. I guess one good reason is that Adventurer is my supplier of some of the best photos ever! I however am not a photographer. Since it is so hard to sketch a moving model with detail such as is displayed here, (at least a few hours worth) I'll keep sketching other peoples kids for the time being. But hey! Summer vacation is coming up. If I can get my kids to sit still for 8 to 10 hours.....aaahhhhh, maybe not.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

CU 3 - continues

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

CU 3

Here's another one for grandma C. This is CU number 3. I thought I'd post this one at various stages of completion. The last one I did that to stalled. Hopefully I'll have better luck with this one.

It's a lovely day outside. Or it would have been had I decided to go about my usual routine and bike with the other half of we part way to work. This has become
our routine. I go with him to the border of our province and let him do "that other one" himself. I hate to cross over to the dark side of the bridge because were I to get hurt, lost or find myself in need of a Gatorade I'd have a hell of a time trying to get them to understand what I want. C'est terrible! Excuse my French, but I just don't speak the language.

Anyhow, that's all irrelevant because the other half of we blew me off today in favour of another woman! He was meeting her behind the Parliament buildings.

"But dear, I want to know where the path is so I can cycle behind them instead of in front of them." he insists innocently.

Like we all haven't heard that lame duck excuse before!

A date. My husband had a date. I was willing to overlook the lunch date. Both of them. This is different! This is my time. I actually even went further yesterday to keep him company. I went 20.53 km! Since he decided to stay in Canada a bit longer and take a different bridge.

Oh well. Makes me feel less guilty for purchasing those two art books online the other day.

And for the record....I only admired the black bald and buff fellow from a distance on the bike path last month. I didn't try to follow him behind Parliament Hill!

Sunday, 3 June 2007

CU 1

I'm being urged out of artistic retirement by higher forces. I think!?

Here's one for Grandma C may recognize.