Friday, May 7, 2010

Open House a Go Go!

Since Joanne and I were married in Florida with a VERY small wedding party we wanted to have a couple get-togethers with family and friends.

In February we traveled to Tennessee to celebrate with Joanne's extended family from Tenn., Indiana and Mississippi. Then a couple weekends ago we held an open house at our new home in Canada to share our happiness (and food!) with the north-of-the-border contingent.

This was the front of the invitation we mailed out, featuring us, our new house (that's Joanne attempting to evade the 1950s paparazzi on the front walk), our wedding rings (aircraft-grade titanium don'tchaknow!), and our cat.

We had a great triple-chocolate cake on the evening of our February wedding in Florida, but my mom pulled out all the stops and bowled us over with this cake the morning of the open house!

Marzipan robots based on Joanne's robot Christmas ornaments...

... fondant gears and cogs, cream icing and super-moist carrot cake. Needless to say it was a smash hit with us and the guests.

She also made a more traditional almond paste and icing covered dark fruit cake (which we love) that you can see in the upper left. It went quickly too!

Check out more photos of the open house and more of my mom's amazing handiwork at her Flickr photostream...

We went with a late 50's - early 60s theme for all the food (just a portion which is pictured above) my mom made for the open house.

With the exception of the veggie plate she was kept busy restocking all afternoon.

Butter tarts, lemon shortbread and sugar cookies all went over very well with the 40 or so people who attended.

Fruit Kabobs!

Joanne loved these Monkey Cookies! The guests must have as well since they didn't last long.

It was tough to cut this up, but delicious!

So a big thank you to everyone who was able to join us in our celebration. And best wishes to those who couldn't attend. Hopefully we'll be seeing you soon.

Glen & Joanne

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back to Flickr!

After a LONG absence I've started posting vintage illustration to Flickr again. This batch is from a wonderful 1950 Little Golden book illustrated by JP Miller. For more images and info why not visit my photostream over... here!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Mags for May!

With all the hubbub around these parts lately it plum slipped my mind to let you all know about the latest issue of Kayak Magazine that hit the streets a month ago! I'm finally starting to get the hang of drawing that dang moose!

As well, it's time to once again to plug my regular puzzles and fun feature in Know Mag, the science magazine for curious kids. This issue is all about backyard birds, so fly down to your local newsstand tout de tweet!