Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Valiant James Returns with a Sketch of Old Tweety


Wowwy wow wow wow... Has it been a long time or what?

So much has happened in the past couple of months and I have neglected my blogging something fierce.

Why do you ask?

I'm a gonna tell you.

Where to start...

Firstly I have recently tried to re-capture my ability to communicate in French. I graduated almost a decade ago with a French diploma from Silver Heights Collegiate (No longer in existence). Since that time I have used my french never. My wife and I had plans of moving to Montreal in the next year so we thought "Let's update our French." So that is exactly what we did. We went to a institute called Alliance Francais and started to learn french again. It has been a very rewarding experience not only because my early schooling has allowed me to pick up the language quite fast, but also because my teacher turned to be from the Congo. As it turns out he is the chairman for an anti-war organization called Hand in Hand for Peace. He needed help organizing and producing an updated video to play after he finished giving speeches about the problems the Congo is experiencing. I have done what I can and in the last couple of weeks I have helped him produce a 13 minute long photo-montage/documentary.

While doing this the wound on the side of my head has closed up and left me with a healthy scar. I will have the rest of the nevus sebaceous removed in another 7 months.

Speaking of 7 months, Beth and I are putting our plans for Montreal on hold. We still have intentions of going but we have to postpone due to pregnancy.

Yeah you heard me right. Beth and I are having a Baby! So I hope you can forgive the radio silence for the last while but I have needed some time to gather myself and come to terms with the fact that I have some serious responsibility coming my way.

I'd like to thank all the friends and family to this date who have been amazingly supportive of Beth and I. It all seems less daunting thanks to you all.

In closing, I would like to thank everyone who has checked back here and silently cursed me for not updating. I will do my best to keep fresh sketches and art pieces a flowing through this blog... site... thing...

3 comments:

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

Congratulations to the both of you once again! It's great to hear about all your recent accomplishments. I'm glad to see you back at the Dojo training as well.

Overall, it's good to see ol' Danger Gillespie is back! Keep those sketches coming.

Cheers!

Doug said...

Congrats on everything you guys. You both work so hard and make it look effortless. I love the Tweety and his enormous tea bag. I always thought he has quite a set in the way he treated Sylvester.

D. Gillespie said...

we were wondering if that was saggy tail (Erik), or old Tweety balls (me).

I think I won.