Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Assiniboia Hall

Assiniboia Hall was built in 1912. It is one of the 3 oldest buildings on the campus of the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Athabasca and Pembina Halls next door being the other two). All three were built in the Collegiate Gothic style. It was formerly a student dorm but now houses faculty offices. This building has particular significance as my spouse has had his office in this building for the past 13 years. 

Below is a plaque to John Kuspira outside Assiniboia Hall, University of Alberta. I did this sketch one Saturday recently while he was working on the (mammoth) task of clearing out his office. 

Dare I say even I felt a tinge of sadness that day.

Men in Cranes

Men in cranes near our apartment have been busy all summer. Here the cranes were conveniently parked together for the Heritage Day public holiday.

Monday, 17 August 2015

T&T Supermarket

Sketching at the live seafood section of the newly opened T&T Asian Supermarket (southside branch) and some shrimp dumplings to finish up with. It’s nice that this new branch is close to where we live. 

We went again on another day to buy some roast pork. Don’t go too early as it doesn’t come on sale until closer to lunchtime. Not as good as in Singapore but good enough, at least my spouse got his fix. 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Toffee Apples and Cinnamon Buns

After I asked nicely, the man making toffee apples let me sketch him. He was scraping out an old lot of toffee from the copper kettle before he put a new batch in. 

The toffee apples are something else! 

The Cinnzeo (cinnamon bun shop) baker was too fast to sketch. 

Southgate Mall, Edmonton.  Who said there was nothing to sketch in a mall.