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How are you handling self-isolation? It is interesting at Casa Nepean for sure as we enter our 31st day of isolation. I’ve learned lots over the last 4 weeks and change: The world doesn’t end if you don’t attack your email as soon as you get up. Facebook, though generally boring, is WAAAAY more boring […]


I am cross posting this from my Fortissime website ( because dammit we ALL need to speak out… I noticed recently I have been creating a lot in blacks, whites and greys. Perhaps it is my ‘heart sadness’ at what I am seeing all around me in the most beautiful country God (or whatever you […]

Ottawa on Tundra

About 18 months ago Casa Marcy became Casa Solva as we packed up the trusty Jeep and ‘migrated’ to Canada’s capital city. With trusty phone in hand I have been snapping pics all over the city since as I learn about such big city mundanity as markets, galleries, bus system and now LRT. Although I […]

Facebook Profile Images

Profile images follow you everywhere on Facebook and with the right balance of colour, theme and composition can be quite effective. From time to time Facebook also likes to toss in a curveball or two, like the current (often maddening) round overlay (trust me I have googled til my eyeballs almost fell out and there […]

Facebook Covers

Facebook cover images (851 x 315 pixels) have always been a fun playground for me, slicing odd bits off of bigger images or creating whole idea within this odd sized box. After awhile the cover becomes less about clipping off the end of my name or the top of my head, and more about using […]

I was thinking about beauty

I was thinking about beauty… I think about a lot of things actually, snippets of dreams and the such – over 200 in the past couple months in the wee app I wrote for just that purpose… 🙂 Beauty is indeed all around us, just waiting for one of our senses to discover it – a […]

Is it August Already?

Wow, time flies… Ottawa is on about day 50 of a ‘heatwave’ (daytime high above 23C.). It is kinda nice having all this sunshine but a bit of a pain getting a decent night’s sleep. 😛 The retro poster concepts keep on flowing so I have created a new category – Posters – that should […]

Vimeo Here We Come!

Well… after 6 years (!) I finally a. remembered my Vimeo login and b. got around to fixing up a wee vid to post. So here it is… I have had a hankering to do some tutorial vids (or even a podcast) lately, so who knows… 🙂 Anyone game?

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