isolated elements

In CT, we were pretty close to two aquaria, both of which we visited several times and really enjoyed.  So, I was really disappointed to confirm my suspicion that there isn’t an aquarium in all of Ontario.  Our closest aquarium would have been the super old and cool looking Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit, but it closed in 2005.

Because we’re away from home for long stretches of time and I generally strive to avoid killing things, we don’t have any fish of our own.  This goes for all pets other than Hoob, who travels with us or stays at Grandma’s.  I’m pretty sure that I need some marimo, though.

collector of worlds

terrarium collection blog
I warn you that this is, apparently, a pretty boring drawing.  Evidence: I kept falling asleep at my computer while drawing it.  I actually started this collection a few weeks ago when I ended up drawing this instead.  My interest in all things mossy was renewed last week when my terrarium popped up over at the Naughty Secretary Club and in the accompanying Storque article.  Maybe I should make a real one this summer.  You know, to be all trendy and stuff.

Other drawing type stuff I’ve been up to:

ToF blog

I made this new logo for our beloved playgroup.  Yes, we are fun.  Tots of fun (get it?).  Too bad the ladder doesn’t lead to the top of the spiral slide (that’s, um, what the S is supposed to be).  Maybe I should propose a name change to Tost of Fun.  We’re moving back to Ontario soon and will miss our CT friends very much.  Thanks for playing with us.

clutch

eggcollection-blog

Eggs.  I would like to say that these eggs were inspired by our impending spring (no, really… it’s coming, right?), but, truthfully, I started an egg drawing that this one evolved from while I was actually in labour last month and contemplating all things reproductive.  I had eggs on the brain again this week as I wondered if Cadbury Creme Eggs are in the stores for Easter yet.  I briefly considered making one of these eggs a Creme Egg, but figured that, just maybe, not everyone shares my enthusiasm for fondant.  As a kid, the only Creme Egg I had each year was in my Easter basket.  Oh, the wonders of being an adult.  Speaking of Easter – I think I’ll make this drawing into an Easter card for my shop.