News from the Studio

Beach Bull

30 January 2009

Here’s the sketch I was making when the guys from Hubli introduced themselves.

Marc blends in on the beach in Palolem, Goa, India.

28 January 2009

While I was taking pictures of cows sleeping on the beach, Marc was drawing. This friendly group surrounded him and started asking questions excitedly. They plied us insistently with cigarettes, wanting to offer hospitality. They claimed that even they did not smoke, only once a month on vacation – at MOST once a week! They stood very close to us, one guy actually leaning on Marc the whole conversation. They wanted a description of Toronto, … >> read more

Going Nomad

12 January 2009

In the fall of 2005, Magda and I decided to sell off most of our possessions and embark on an extended period of travel. The reasons for this were many. Magda had a distinct feeling of being stuck. We had figured out a way to coast through our life as freelance graphic designers/artists. We had developed a well-worn, carefully cultivated, comfortable rut of routine in Toronto. Our combination of skills and our solid network of … >> read more

from instagram

@happysleepyart

A tiny chestnut still in its protective armor.

Thank you to @pjchmiel for purveyorship. 

#castaneapumila 
#nativedwarfchestnut
#nativechestnut
#edible
Inland sea oat grass, American plum, and chinquapin dwarf chestnut.

Plant art grown by @pjchmiel 

#Americanplum #Prunusamericana
#Castaneapumila 
#nativedwarfchestnut
#nativechestnut 
#Inlandseaoatgrass #Chasmanthiumlatifolium
Edible dwarf chestnuts (the dramatically colored  little acorns), plums, and hazelnuts all native to Turtle Island. Grown by @pjchmiel

#Americanplum #Prunusamericana
#nativeamericanhazelnut #Hazelnut #Corylusamericana
#chinquapin #nativedwarfchestnut #castaneapumila 
#nativechestnut 
#Inlandseaoatgrass #Chasmanthiumlatifolium
#nativehazelnut
#nativechestnut
#nativeacorn
A hybrid chestnut of not quite known origin sits like a queen on her throne of swords.

This beauty was grown by @pjchmiel on a grafted plant. 

#hybridchestnut #Castaneadentata
#northamericannativechestnut
#verdaciousarts
Edible dwarf chestnuts, plums, and hazelnuts all native to Turtle Island. Grown by @pjchmiel

#Americanplum #Prunusamericana
#nativeamericanhazelnut #Hazelnut #Corylusamericana
#chinquapin
#nativedwarfchestnut #castaneapumila 
#nativechestnut 
#Inlandseaoatgrass #Chasmanthiumlatifolium
#nativehazelnut
#nativechestnut
#nativeacorn
#nettle #gnochi #naturalmandala
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