'Elisabetta Sirani, ARTIST' -- is an historically based story of an mid 1600's female artist Elisabetta Sirani from Bologna, Italy. Women artists up to that time were not given opportunities for entrance into art guilds which were almost of pure necessity for acquiring any local respect and opportunities in the art community. Her father owned such a guild but would not have given his daughter a chance without the coaxing of a rich art critic and family friend. She was admitted into the guild at 13 years old and eventually went on to run the family shop. It then became a progressive art school for women where they were accepted and celebrated throughout the local communities. This indeed did become the first school of painting for women in Europe ... outside of a convent. Lots of fun, albeit challenging research as there was very little I could find in libraries at the time. Soon after this book's publishing, her self portrait appeared on a website in the fledgling internet system of 1998].
'The Secret of the Kairson Desert' – a fantasy story about a legendary creature said living in a desert. Three kids survive a monorail disaster, but are temporarily left defenseless to an unrelenting scorching sun when their guardian leaves them in search of help. Although terrified upon the approach of an enormous beast, they soon are surprised by its friendliness and are rescued.
'Great Moments in Stanley Cup History'. -- Is an unpublished series of four books accounting some great individual performances of NHL players and there playoff runs. One featured player is Bob Baun, a stalwart defenseman playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 1964 Stanley Cup bid against the Detroit Red Wings. In Game 6, with Detroit ahead in best of seven series series 3-2 and he had been felled in the second period from a slap shot braking his ankle and was carried off on a stretcher. Through the rest of the second and third periods he refused to remove his skate knowing that he would not be able to put it back on. As the team heading back out for the first overtime period, Baun grabbed his hockey stick and gingerly made his way out to the ice. The home croud erupted in cheers as he rejoined his team mates on the bench. On his first shift of the period, he scored the winning goal. Two nights later while still nursing the broken ankle,,Baun continued his regular shiffs playing in game 7. Toronto went on to defeat the Red Wings 2-0 to capture the Stanley Cup!
'Editorial 2' -- 'The Stingray' is from a Paint ball gun brochure. Depicted is a colour and an exploded parts line art 'Poison'. The art was done from a linear 'blueprint' of the model and some assorted array of common parts and the prototype.The Pirate ship and Sarcophacus are from elaborate paper models
'Photo-Manipulation' – Sailing Regatta - typical edit manipulation need to add detail to a very nice scene. Industrial machinery - to crop out machinery photographed within the factory environment and maintain an artistic feel to the image. War Monument[in progress] was an exersize to simulate an imaginary German WWII war monument from a WWI Canadian one. I placed an built diarama of a 1/16th scale plastic model kit [from Tamiya] on the monument block and included inscriptions edits and their national flag.