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Oct 01

30 day art challenge – day 1

Category: Art

Day 1 of the challenge – Imaginary Friend

It has been way to long since I have drawn anything.

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Dec 21

Christmas Card 2012

Category: Art,Journal

And here it is this year’s Christmas card. Tried for a 50’s style illustration this year. Enjoy!

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Dec 24

Merry Christmas!!!

Category: Art,Journal

It's finally here! The day we have been planning for, shopping for and waiting for well the eve of which but in our family that is all when it begins. So we would like to say from The Mackhouse a very very Merry Christmas!!!!! and we say that with great joy as we it seems that lately the true meaning, celebration and spirit of this season has taken a huge hit. 

Unfortunately I was un-able to find adequate time to create the annual Christmas card and not without trying (I started 2 weeks ago). I am very sad that I wasn't able to do it and apologize as i know many of you really look forward to it. If i get some time in the next few days I might zap off a quick one. In the meantime here is a sketch I did while in a meeting ( I really find the sketching and doodling while in meetings helps keep focus and fill the boredom). Enjoy!

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Dec 24

Merry Christmas to All!

Category: Art,Journal

Well it is finally here the big event of the year, and with it our digital card as has been the tradition that last few years. So if I might have missed you in our mass e-mail this is what you are missing. 

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We want to wish you all a very Merrry Christmas and super awesome New Year. We hope it will be a good one and look forward to keep in touch with you all. Please as always feel free to stop on by here or drop us a line. 

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Mar 19

Mid-week

Category: Art,Journal

Here we are at another mid-week well.. sort of as this is a short week with easter long coming up. We are both looking forward to the long Naomi so she can relax and rest and me so I can get some work done. Naomi has been having a hard go lately with the pregnancy making her really tired and doing a real number on her already sore back. Hopefully she can make it till the end of April when she starts her maturnity leave. As for me I have been just trying to keep up to taking care of her the house and of course the peanut who can make a mess faster then i can clean. Somehow i have managed to squeeze in a few sketches in my book. I will leave you with a few from a style i am experimenting with.Not the greatest drawings as i am really rusty.

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Jan 02

Happy 2008!!

Category: Art,Journal

Happy New Year everyone!! Wow 2007 just flew by didn't it?

We hope you all had a lot of fun on your new year's celebrations. We basically laid low as we had had too much going out and Tristan just really needed some home time as he has been displaced so much lately with the reno's and Christmas and all that. We had a great time the three of us and we cooked up some of our favourites to celebrate with–mmmmm yum bree has got to be the best cheese.

The new year is off to an interesting start. Starting things off just awesome was the waffles Naomi made in the morning to go with the strawberries i had found at the store. Gotta love it when you can eat waffles with fresh strawberries in the winter. Of course the eating just went on from there as we had a raclette dinner. Yep all we seemed to do this holiday was eat ourselves silly.

Today was a bit of a downer though as i rear ended a car on the way to work. The car was making a right turn in front of me so i looked left as it was my turn and in the mean time the car had decided not to go and bang! We are all ok as i was only going about idle speed but being cold the front of our van took a bit of a beating. So now we have to get it fixed luckly that is what insurance is for, but not a great start to the year.

Well this being the chinese new year of the rat and with rats on the minds from watching Ratouille and my new year's resolution of trying to draw way more(getting really rusty from not drawing). I bring you my first drawing of the year. Hopefully i will get some time to colour it up(hoping to try some different things out).

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Nov 22

Anniversary Year 2

Category: Art,Journal

Happy 2nd Year Anniversary to the mackhouse blog. Yep it has been a whole 2 years! Wow and i still havn't been able to get this site full up yet. Arrrgghhhhhh i need to clone myself or hmm or maybe just get myself more motivated.

Anyways we hope you are all enjoying this site out there cause that is what makes it all worth while, and encourages us to go on. Thank you to you all for visiting so often a leaving so many comments.

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Oct 03

Internet Problems

Category: Art,Journal

Boy oh boy have we been having problems with our internet lately.We have been having tons of problems with staying connected and this week has been the worst. Most of the time we get no connection. Hopefully soon we the cable company will get it fixed, but for now we ask that you bear with us as it will be hard to update the blog till then.

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Jul 27

Avatar for Chris

Category: Art,Journal

Ok so first off at work we have far tooo many chris' working there. But for this particular Chris one of our quality assurance people he wanted a custom avatar. So wanting to challenge my drawing skills and well i need any excuse to practice these days i offered to do it for him. He had a tall order with lots of different elements to put in as you will see. Sorry some of them won't make sense to you out there but they don't make sense to me either.

So here is the drafts and the final. 

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May 04

The little Wookie

Category: Art,Journal

Wow that week went by fast!! And it feels like not a whole lot happened or really got done. Oh well. One that is super cool to report is Naomi managed to get some Tragically Hip Tickets for July 10 so i am super stoked for that. I love concerts and i heard the hip put on a good show.

Tristan is sure making all sorts of different sounds. Seems he is experimenting with various sounds, his favourite being a Wookie sound. See he is a Star Wars fan already! So this sound inspired me to digitize this drawing i had in my sketch book.

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Ok so he isn't Wookie, but i think Big Foot (Sasquatch) is the next big thing. 

 

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