Wednesday, October 29, 2008

FINALLY!'s true! I finally finished the commission piece that I was working on. Phew! When I accepted the piece I was relatively free, then I became buried under work. Enough excuses it is, "The Release:"

and a close up:

I was commissioned to do this piece by an awesome lady named Charity as a gift for her friend Stephanie in BC. Soooooo....Stephanie, if you happen to read this blog, here she is! She's all yours! I'll be shipping her off to you asap. Hope you like it! :)

Also, check out my new obsession....ahahhaa....the Ottawa police department have set up a google map type of application which lets you track crime in the different areas of the city.

Check it out!

Now, as you know, we are preparing to move back to Ottawa in January. Even though we've lived there before, there are many areas of the city that we don't know anything about. I've been checking the ads everyday for homes to rent...and well, there have been lots of times when a place looked like a good deal, but I wasn't sure what the neighbourhood was like. I just have to type in the address of the potential rental and viola.....CRIME STATS! Hahahahha! Yep....I think I need to use my time more wisely! All joking aside, I think this is a great tool to have available to the public, as long as you don't live too literally to the stats and start being afraid of any and every area that has had a little "crime bubble" above it. Anyway, I thought it was a pretty neat tool. Crime free(ish??) we come! :)


Stephanie said...

Charity showed me the piece this morning and I absolutely love it!

Thank you for doing such a great job. It was a wonderful surprise. :]

Crystal Wall Lancaster said...

I'm so happy that you like it Stephanie! I enjoyed doing it for you! :)