Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:47:46 GMT Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:03:37 GMT 60 last sail of the season http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/sail <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Another Georgian Blue Day for our last sail.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="583" original-height="583" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_40860f6d5b534853b08a21267a572636.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 583px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> “Paradise” is a suffering word, grossly overused and ineptly devalued in everyday hype and blurb.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Yet, tired as it is, it will have to do. Nothing else conveys that sense of place that can inspire a blissful contentment.”</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> - Andrew Rayner</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (The beer and wine don't hurt, either.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp; </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMT fe75f736-6ca6-482c-bee7-70035f767dbe Oktoberfestering http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/oktoberfestering <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For the past 45 years Kitchener-Waterloo has&nbsp;hosted Oktoberfest:&nbsp;the&nbsp; &quot;Largest Beer Festival Outside Munich&quot;&nbsp;in which hundreds of thousands of people invade the area, making driving difficult and parking impossible. They&nbsp;cram themselves into halls and hockey rinks, pay exorbitant prices to consume excessive quantities of watery beer and &nbsp;greasy food, listen to horrendous music and throw up on each other.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="961" original-height="961" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_498dac21fbf6499e89c511b75c7e579e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 961px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I thought that this was kind of a funny idea and that it might be amusing to draw Cerebus in lederhosen</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...but it quickly became all about drawing a girl in a dirndl.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:32:30 GMT e9c1d953-d52f-4fa7-99df-0aa1d6ca1453 october sketch http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/october-sketch <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a sketch I did for&nbsp; a commission idea...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="514" original-height="514" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9e1c8f73e764466e871683c568151e81.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 514px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it wasn't quite what they had in mind so the project's been shelved for now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Shel really liked it so I put it in a frame and gave it to her for one of her Birthday Month presents.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Sweet!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:59:57 GMT de421cea-53f1-49de-820c-98c6046abacd fallingwater http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/falling-water <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Julie and&nbsp;Mike commissioned me to draw Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Fallingwater&quot;, a house that sits atop a waterfall.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="531" original-height="531" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_66d0fe311483479b97a8d36e877f472e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 531px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I wanted to accentuate the flow that Wright designed into the building by keeping the high</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> contrast areas in focus and letting the house blend into the foliage surrounding it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="427" original-height="427" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3455ea08d18a430e8a8202e67d7b35ed.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 427px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are a couple of zoomed in detail views.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="457" original-height="457" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cf7817ade3ee45a9b7e4e981e3f6b409.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 457px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There was talk of adding some subtle colour to the piece but I think this is one of those that needs to stay black &amp; white.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm going to try and hand colour a print or two and see how that turns out.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> That email, again, to arrange a commission of your own is:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...operators are standing by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:46:39 GMT 5f70697b-1456-4ea5-9b55-5783f929280a georgian blue day http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/georgian-blue-day <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Passing the Cape Crocker lighthouse means we are officially out of Colpoy's Bay... for the first and only time this year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="486" original-height="486" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_de6a7068239d4471aea299ecec3d7343.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 486px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> It's been a pretty crappy summer for sailing. Now that fall is here we had the nicest weather all year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3c33a4ed421b4ad0b5b0633385a85468.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I still had half a tank of two-year-old gas to get rid of, so we went motoring around a perfectly calm, blue bay.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="479" original-height="479" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f616784b6b2544d8a1d187362b5a9311.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 479px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The obligatory &quot;Over the Bow Reflected in the Mirror-calm Water&quot; shot.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cc422ec4cea44916ae51d3b0359cf016.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;It was one of those perfect autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> -P.D. James</p> <dl> </dl> <dl> <dt> <b>&nbsp;</b> </dt> <dt> <b>&nbsp;</b> </dt> </dl> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:47:12 GMT f0baf4db-81a0-4703-ba8d-c59a56d74684 portrait commission http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/portrait-commission <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was commissioned by Fred to do a portrait of his wife and daughter.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> He sent me three photos that I mashed together to get this compostiton:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="692" original-height="692" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_820fc0ea462147d883e5567ea5b10c51.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 692px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We decided early on to make this a pencil drawing; it's much softer and more suited to the subjects.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I hope Duda and Daria agree. I know Fred does.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> That email, again, to arrange your own commission is:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30:57 GMT 6b0fb0ba-1d73-419b-9b47-a0a99d97cf31 Cerebus sketches http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/cerebus-sketches <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are some sketches from the Baltimore Comicon. Even though I would explain to people that Dave is the one who drew the characters they still wanted to see what a Gerhard Cerebus would look like. So here they are:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><em><strong>Ger</strong></em></u>ebus!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="571" original-height="571" original-width="462" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7e58e7beb6ba4a32b4ee15d0a90aac12.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 462px; height: 571px; display: inline;" width="462" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="746" original-height="746" original-width="566" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2a986706e8f94849871154ec10923f0d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 566px; height: 746px; display: inline;" width="566" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="1021" original-width="674" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2ebdc84bd1cc4bc4b5a942cfe61cbf9d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 566px; height: 857px; display: inline;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="471" original-height="471" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_24d21e05c4194280b0a3afed2e84a530.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 471px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Except for the first one, I did all of these once I got back home.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was just too busy at the show to get all of the sketches done that I'd agreed to do.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Rookie mistake.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'll know better next time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:15:36 GMT 36288d46-f89c-4886-832d-105dbb4022ff Back from Baltimore... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/back-fom-baltimore <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After a 13 hour drive that Google maps said would take 8 hours (including almost an hour and a half at the border getting interrogated and having the car searched... twice), you know you've arrived in Baltimore when you see this:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="475" original-height="475" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f1eb298315d44bb5bfaf4235db5092e3.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 475px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's Shel and I at our super spacious <u><strong><em>booth</em></strong></u> supplied by the gracious people at the Baltimore Comic Con.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="541" original-height="541" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_178c0686238443a7a641563bc82ade7d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 541px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Me explaining, yet again, why my name is in the yearbook but not my art.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I didn't get my art submitted in time because I was on a tight deadline finishing the &quot;Knick&quot; poster you see in the background. The yearbook people made a print of my contribution. If you got twenty contributor's signatures in your book you received three bonus prints including mine. It was a fun scavenger hunt that brought a lot of people to the table.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I got my copy of the print signed by Matt Wagner: cool.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="520" original-height="520" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_740e4021a4e54d7299831e17d23c3c91.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 520px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Skull sketch for Larry's daughter, Afton, neither of whom could be at the show but sent the sketch book along with Jeff (long story).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2fb06291338749a4ab276e1af8417243.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> My first encounter with a &quot;sketch cover&quot; which are very popular now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I was asked to do a Cerebus wearing a Captain America costume and him not happy about it.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="502" original-height="502" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e5cc9a3db39b4afa8e2140f7742c6afc.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 502px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> A fellow artist at the show, Chris Otto, drew a fun, quick Cerebus that I put a quick background behind. I love the Missy doll.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b0e49a2aa85a4e7a97b10653317610b3.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Justin drops stacks of books to sign. I point out mistakes on the covers and</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> have fun showing Shel the pictures on the back covers where I look twelve years old.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="615" original-height="615" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6b8bd67e119d48d18ad853022a42db6d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 615px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Andrew from Locust Moon drops by with a copy of the Nemo tribute book.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="580" original-height="580" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f1bbb8509d7b42c79b88307544f93f71.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 580px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This thing is AWESOME!!!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I can't wait to get my hands on my own personal copy... drool, drool, drool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="744" original-height="744" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b28fd98b6c594638aa4323b66b61fe69.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 744px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> On Saturday night I presented the Harvey awards for Best American Edition of Foreign Material (I guess because I'm from Canada, eh?) and the award for Best Inker. It was a fun night, dinner was great and we got a HUGE bag of comics and books.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="516" original-height="516" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e87c6243e52446f7bb462bdd11575105.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 516px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After the show we had to have a stroll around the inner harbour.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="434" original-height="434" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_df415dd62b934567809cc198c9e3486a.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 434px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Rick Veitch and I on the forward deck of the USS Constellation...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="545" original-height="545" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_4de1a0b177b64fbc8d31efe3ec30d977.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 545px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and squeezing through the WWII sub, Torsk. At 6' 4&quot;, I would not make a good submariner.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="558" original-height="558" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6644a0f1311c45ab83df00e2c95668a8.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 558px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We split the drive home into two days and stayed in Mansfield PA. If you're ever in the area I would highly recommend the Lamb's Creek restaurant across from the Comfort Inn at the intersection of highways 15 and 6.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We had the Lamb's Creek salad and the ribs and a new soup they were trying out: Creamy Reuben</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it's like a Reuben sandwich but in soup form! It was awesome! Perfect way to end the trip.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="555" original-height="555" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3f17d8a4fef546e79df505217808b597.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 555px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Oh... and by the way, total border crossing time back into Canada: about a minute and a half.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Sweet!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:25:37 GMT 9709168a-b269-4233-9ac6-cca25fc022fb Baltimore here I come! http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/baltimore-here-i-come <p style="text-align: center;"> As they say: &quot;Nothing runs like a Deere.&quot;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="642" original-height="642" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_d5f86e923cca4b668ec264e10f9cffc2.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 642px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="170" original-height="170" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6b7844b4e4ec4979a15557f44459069f.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 170px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://baltimorecomiccon.com">http://baltimorecomiccon.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I have been&nbsp;asked to be a presenter for two of the categories at the Harvey Awards on Saturday night.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Which is&nbsp;an honour and also very cool, I think.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hope I make it there in time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:26:31 GMT 4b0947e1-ad07-4034-9212-8398f2a9238a summer time! http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/summer-time <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I've been working on a another commission that they've asked to remain confidential for now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So... it's sailing pictures!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After a long, brutal winter and cool, wet spring that went on and on it finally warmed up enough to go swimming!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="477" original-height="477" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_90843403381644e6acade55d6865cc7d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 477px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Granted, the water was only about 18 Celsius (65 F)... IF you stayed in the top foot or so.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Got a little sailing in as well...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_624c3a589fa44a8386cc3b2d8af2d019.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it's surprising how much more dramatic a photo is when you keep the boat level and let the horizon heel at 25 degrees...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_d6538e5cbaaf4d45b98b7c16a15ffae2.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...we didn't get the windows wet, though...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="484" original-height="484" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3d5dc6d4eb6146998d3a3166a56a0f93.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 484px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...maybe next time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hope you are all having a happy, healthy summer and I hope to see some of you next month in Baltimore!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="170" original-height="170" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_83b6c9b79e224c77b05ead0ab177e48e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 170px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:14:10 GMT 4b37229b-a1b1-453a-93a1-bbd641ba560e