Monday, October 27, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

That morning when you wake up and your eyelid became inexplicably angry and grew overnight.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Montreal, Part Deux

A few sketches of Montreal, from the teeny tiny sketchbook:

Enjoying a lovely little parkette and statue of Jaques Cartier before meeting my friend Eric.

Another little parkette somewhere around the bus station. Montreal has so many great little parks scattered around.

An American tour guide. He was unusually loud. I eavesdropped and learned the culinary history of foie gras.

Some folks at the fest

Friday, October 3, 2014

Montreal Stop-Motion Film Fest 2014

I had the pleasure of attending the MSMFF (otherwise known as) last weekend; a real delight. I've attended in the past and must say I'm quite fond of this festival; small, friendly, full of enthusiasm and inspiration, a stellar line-up of speaking guests, and in a scenic city with old-world charm. Some pretty solid films in the line-up again this year, and the highlight of the event was Georgina Hayn's presentation on puppet fabrication of The Boxtrolls, courtesy of Laika. The level of detail involved in each character and their respective costumes is absolutely stunning, and afterwards a very enthused audience was invited for a close-up look and touch of the puppets on display as well as to ask Georgina further questions.

Georgina Hayns presenting The Boxtrolls puppets

photo frenzy
Time spent outside of the festival included making a trip to Simon's (department store of much acclaim), wandering around the old section of the city, walking to and from home-base, and checking out the Insectarium at the Royal Botanical Gardens:
I caught a ride with this guy to the old part of town

Charlevoix pedestrian bridge

Insectarium at the Royal Botanical Gardens - amazing!

The Chinese Garden at The Royal Botanical Gardens