Thursday, November 04, 2004

Fall Leaves


As I sit here typing these notes, the rain and snow has started to fall. Just a few days ago we shut down the pond out back and I miss the sounds of the water already. I guess that's it, I've got to hunker down and get used to the quiet times outside. Posted by Hello

Fall comes to the yard


Well with the arrival of fall comes the moving of the Studio. My workspace is in the back of the house and it gets quite cool in the winter. Every try and put tiny stones on wire with frozen fingers?

I'm glad though, it brings another season closer to coming and the birth of new dreams. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Baby Finches grow!


I'm having trouble telling who is who in the nest these days. There is Nemo (like in the nemotoads on Sponge Bob "HUNGRYHUNGRYHUNGRY", Herculies, Ceclie, Bunsen Honeydew and of course Beaker. They are LOUD little birds! In about a month or so we'll be moving them into a new home and letting Cinammon choose a boyfriend. Right now she's pretty lonely as Skittle (the oldest bird) only wants to eat and sleep. Posted by Hello

Newcomers to the Nest


These are the two newest members of our bird family. Cinammon is on the left (she's the lady) and Skittle is the Grandfather bird on the right. Posted by Hello

Studio Tour


This year I participated in Sudbury's Studio Tour with members of SCARF www.scarf.ca I had a really nice time, but I did not get as many visitors to my studio as some members in central Sudbury did. (I'm on the East side).

The folks that did come by were generally wonderful and I had a lot of interesting discussions. I think I'll do it again next year but I might share a studio just for the day for more traffic. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Babies at Renaissance Market!


Just look at that! I dont have a clearer picture right now as I dont to distrub the parents. We have five baby birds in the nest now! They are about 6 days old in this picture. The birds live in the part of the house where the computer is so I get to hear their calls all day. With 5 babies we may have to get another bird cage! Their names are (not that we'll be able to tell who is who later).. Hercules, Nemo, Beaker, Bunsen Honeydew and Cecile. Oh the parents are Emenem and Lady bird. Posted by Hello

Kyanite Mine


Here I am at the Kyanite mine in Sudbury Ontario. It's located on the east side of Wahnapatae and you do need permission from Falconbridge to visit. Kyanite is easier to find when you have a hammer and safety glasses.. Blame it on the heat, we forgot to bring it with us.

Treasures found at the Kyanite Mine


Treasures from the Kyanite Mine in Sudbury Ontario. We found Kyanite, Garnets and Byatite. This is a picture of some of the nicer pieces that we found. The blue stones that look rectangular are Kyanite. Posted by Hello

Hammer Time!

Hey, one of us got lucky and managed to borrow a hammer for a while. This is one of the larger stones, but in this one we only found Garnets. Posted by Hello

Saturday, September 11, 2004

More Hammers!


Hey Rob! Looking to persuade rocks to come home with us with my dad's hammer might not be a good idea when the wind is kicking up this good! Posted by Hello

Rock Samples in the North Channel


Rob finds some great rock samples in the North Channel. Posted by Hello

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Our First Post!

Greetings and welcome to our Blog

What's a Blog? I know I thought that the first time I saw one of these things... its a place where you can come and visit and read all about Renaissance Market and things that go on here.

It's a personal inside look into our business and maybe some of the "little" things that go on in our lives from day to day. Call it a peek inside of the shell you see here on the internet, a place where you can become a part of our day.

Well I hope you enjoy our view behind the magic curtain.

Be well!
Raven