Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Hello Russia and France!

I always find my statistics to be very interesting.  Sometimes most of my views will come from a few countries for a week or so and then people in another country dominate my stats for another week or so.

But recently, most of my views are coming from Russia and France!!  Hello!!!!
These stats have been dominating for well over a month and half!  Interesting!

It would be very interesting for me to learn a little bit about who is enjoying my art, photos, videos and community tree planting adventures, so I'd like to ask anyone and everyone to send me an email to say 'Hello!' to me!

My email address is citizenjimkogelheide@gmail.com

When you email me be sure to include a mailing address so I can send to you a small 'Thank You' package, filled with a few of my peace Stik-ers and maybe a poem or a copy of the magazine that I write for.  I love sending fun packages around the world!!!!

I'll chat with you soon....

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Couple of Updates


'click' on these photos to see them larger!

Last spring, I was involved in my community to raise
funds and organize an Earthday event.
These photos were taken just the other day
and they show the success and concerns
that have developed since then!

To see more photos and read the story that appeared
in the Byron Villager magazine about
this event....


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

All About Earthday!!!!


All About Earthday… ummmm – Earthweek!!!

It’s spring!  It’s time for flowers!  It’s time to share stories about how my family celebrates Earthweek...

This first story (invitation) is about how Happy Tails is working in partnership with several local groups to celebrate Earthday!  The photo below is now appearing in the April edition of the Byron Villager magazine.




This next story (invitation) is also appearing in this month’s Byron Villager magazine!




This next story is also from this month’s Byron Villager magazine and it shares the adventure about how one Kindergarten class at Byron Northview Elementary school is learning about how precious our oceans are.





Just recently, the Villager magazine (that I write for) expanded and is now in publication for the residents in the Komoka/Kilworth/Delaware communities.  This April’s edition is only the second issue and I am very excited to share some of the stories that I helped students attending the Delaware Elementary School to write… all about their appreciation for Mother Nature.




This final story is about how I taught Devon to be a guerrilla gardener, yesterday afternoon!




So – if you were looking for some Earthday inspiration, I’m sure that these five unique stories will fill your heart and mind to realize that each one of us has the ability to get involved in our communities in positive ways to make a difference that future generations will be proud of!


HAPPY EARTHDAY!!!!



Saturday, 1 April 2017

Butterflies & Tea


Imagine my surprise
when I saw one of my paintings
scaled down in size
to promote a new kind of tea blend
that I hope will become
a very strong trend!

To learn more about how my art
came to this space in time
just click down below
at the end of this rhyme...



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Devon's Joke

I am very happy to announce that a new video has just been added to my 'Video Gallery' tab!  This is a stop motion animation film that I made with Devon, over the March Break holidays.  If you are ready to really, really, laugh out loud, then you are ready to see this video!!!


Please enjoy and share with a friend!!!




Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Make bitsandpeaces.com a 'favourite'

This website is very new and since I have close to 20 years of art, music and stories to share with you, it is easy to realize that many more posts are still to come....
Mark this page as a 'favourite' and visit again and again to see the many inspiring efforts that will fill your heart with love and peace, as we work together to create a better world for future generations!

Introduction



Introduction

Once I had a vision that shone so bright.
It opened my eyes that had been shut... tight!
It came as a dream,
form between the seam,
that separates day from night.

My mission was to create a being of bits and peaces,
and my icon's name was not to be Jesus.
Stik was the name that stuck to my mind,
and a world of imagination,
 I was soon to find.
There one where he exists...
and the one behind,
my eyes.

And so, I will fill this space in your time,
As we explore this world of pantomime...
free from grime, slime and crime,
where truth is found in all things sublime.

Jim Kogelheide
1997