Monday, April 30, 2012

construction hoist

a pair of hoists at the side of a building under construction...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jasper Avenue bus stop

The bus stop at Jasper Avenue and 108 Street, at the top of the stairs from Corona Station on the warmest day this spring. St. Joseph's Basilica is down the street in the background.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

afternoon sketch session

My 4 year old daughter decides to capture a moment on this glorious spring afternoon before church as she draws some people walking their dogs along the Mill Creek Ravine.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

LRT entry at Corona Station

A lunch time sketch on a warm spring day, along a building that is gradually being abandoned (probably in preparation for redevelopment)...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday service

Two very different versions of the Good Friday service at our much larger "sister" church, as we remember the Cross and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Resurrection...

My daughter is catching on... she's now suggesting I sketch certain moments, while she herself tries to capture them at the same time.  As she responds (to my delight) to what I am passionate about, I am reminded again of our roles as parents in nurturing our kids' sensibilities and sense of wonderment in their own faith journeys.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

construction site

A staging area on a downtown construction site, full of masonry, plywood, scraps of insulation, and other miscellaneous material. It was warmer to be in the shade protected from the brisk wind, rather than to be in the sun but exposed today. Contrary to the previous post, the winter is still lingering... snow is forecast, with temperatures down to minus 14 C tomorrow night.

Monday, April 2, 2012

opening day

After a snowfall on April 1st, today is warm enough at last to make it the first outdoor sketching day in this city.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

the visit

We visited my wife's great aunt, who will turn 98 this year, in Calgary. She was doing well. My daughter also decided to record the visit in a drawing.