Thursday, 6 October 2016

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Over the last several months, I have been finding my time continuously stretched to the limit.  I have one job that see me working 35 hours in just 3 days, over the weekend and Mondays.  I have started writing for all four Villager magazines - and this takes up most of my 'spare' time.... if you could call it spare time.  My spare time is always filled with my gardening and renovation projects and then there's all the time that I spend with my son, Devon as I get him ready for school - take him to school - pick him up and make dinner for the whole family.
Now I've been even busier and my usual 1 post on this website each week is being neglected a bit!!!!

What have I been busy with???
Good question!

This photo was taken last Saturday evening just after Joanne and I got the keys...
to a leased building where we are creating a small family run business!!!!

Yup!  Champagne for Mommy & Daddee and apple juice for Devon!!!!
These crystal glasses were given to us when we got married....
many years ago!  
I forgot we had them... but Joanne didn't!

And this is the outside of the building!
Perfect for our love of Victorian architecture!
It's very unique and has many challenges for us...
but we've already started some of the renovations!!!!

Where is it located?

What will our business be??

Updates coming soon.........

Friday, 9 September 2016

Celebrating International Peace Day!

September 21st is International Peace Day!  To celebrate this event, I have several posts that I'm organizing to share with you, over the course of this month.

For my first post, I'd like to share with you a video that I created several years ago.  This was during the time when I was driving The Peacebus and this video features many colourful artworks that were used to decorate my bus!  You'll also get to enjoy a bit of my guitar playing talents (please contain your laughter - LOL!)... but first you'll have to listen to me share a story about our need to evolve into a peaceful global community in response to one of the greatest challenges facing humanity!

Hypnotized By Peace

Please enjoy!!!!!


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

I Love Day Lilies! :)

My last post showed how I like to create art using flowers!

This week, I'd like to show you...

... a peace of artwork that I created inspired by Day Lilies!!!


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Peaceful Flowers

Over the last year, I have been writing inspirational stories for several community London magazines.  One of my 'bartered' payments is a free ad in the business card directory found within each magazine.  Being a creative person, I have a lot of fun making each ad unique and different.

This is the advertisement that is now appearing in the August issue of the Byron Villager magazine.  I hope that many local residents visit this page to learn more about this art.  I would love to get a few comments from readers, telling me that they have actually seen this fun flower art project.

To learn the story behind this endeavour, simply click here - The Peaceful Flowers!

And enjoy!!!!!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Make 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!



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
A Brief History For Canadian Artist
Jim Kogelheide

After completing studies in Architecture (Toronto) and then Interior Design (London), Jim Kogelheide became acutely aware of our societies need to evolve beyond our Industrial lifestyles that are harming our planet's ecosystems.  After organizing a walk across Southern Ontario - to raise awareness about the clear cutting of the Temagami forestland - Kogelheide searched for ways to share his message and inspiration with others....

He became an artist!

Kogelheide visits Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in 2006 to work on
an art project entitled

Soon after, Kogelheide began a 5 year journey across Canada, working with community groups and schools to create 'Art For Earth' workshops for children.

For the last decade, Kogelheide has continued with these workshops while also building partnerships with many community organizations, here in London, Ontario.

While all of these efforts have successfully inspired many thousands of people from across the world, Kogelheide felt that his message could reach even more... and so, most recently, he brought his message for sustainable living to his largest audience to date while running for Mayor of London in the 2014 municipal election.

Kogelheide's autobiographical documentary entitled 'An Accidental Artist'