Writing about Cove church on Rachel Held Evan’s blog

**UPDATE: A shorter version of this story made it into Rachel’s book “Searching For Sunday“, so keep an eye out for it! So grateful to her for sharing so many important stories. Since our little church Cove closed in May 2013, I have been wanting to write about it. Once I got past the shock,Continue reading “Writing about Cove church on Rachel Held Evan’s blog”

Experiencing GCN 2014 “Live it Out”

January 9 – 12, 2014 of this year, we were fortunate enough to go to our third GCN [Gay Christian Network] Conference. Every year it changes location to a different major city in the US – this year was Chicaaaaaaago! While no one could have planned the Polar Vortex-thingie…. the amount of love and warmthContinue reading “Experiencing GCN 2014 “Live it Out””

Just Because He Breathed – the animation.

Rob and Linda Robertson have an unbelievable story that has moved countless people. Tams and I first heard about their story a few months ago through social media and the article Linda had written for Huffington Post that went viral, entitled “Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son.” We didn’t realizeContinue reading “Just Because He Breathed – the animation.”

A Mo’- Success!

This was the first year I decided to jump into the Movember ring and try to raise some money for men’s cancer. Tams and I have men in our life who have been affected by this… and let’s face it, we all know or love someone who has been touched by this. Let’s do whatContinue reading “A Mo’- Success!”

Day 29 – My Dad

My Dad is probably my most favourite man on the planet. While we may not agree on everything, he is the most generous, loving and funny man I know. I am so thankful he is my Dad! He had the best handlebar stache in the 70s, so I had to sketch it for Movember 🙂Continue reading “Day 29 – My Dad”

A whole mess of MO-sketches!

Another catch-up post with a bunch more Movember sketches! Drawing to a close, but what a month it has been! Day 23 – Commander Hadfield – the first Canadian to walk in space! That’s pretty sweet indeedy. Brush pen on moleskin.   Day 24 – Brother-in-law request – Smokey and the Bandit! Brush pen onContinue reading “A whole mess of MO-sketches!”

Inktober comes to an end on Halloween.

What a great month of stretching myself and my pride, and getting encouraged by friends and other artists to just keep making art! Saw some AMAZING art created by artists I know and admire, wow. And what an awesome way to rediscover the joys of ink and paper. I will surely miss you Inktober, butContinue reading “Inktober comes to an end on Halloween.”

Inktober-ing a Pumpkin Patch: Part 2

I decided to try a retro slant on these drawings…. my favourite style of illustration! But I have not done tons of these drawings myself, mostly out of intimidation. I am terrified to put up drawings and not be “good enough”. But I am learning…. learning so much. Mostly… I am learning to extend theContinue reading “Inktober-ing a Pumpkin Patch: Part 2”