Sunday, 6 May 2018

Feet on the Earthday Street 2018

Many of my readers know that for the last few years I have been writing stories for several monthly community magazines.  One of the features that I write is called 'Feet on the Street'.  I will visit local libraries, businesses, community centres or parks and I pose a question of the month to the people I find there.  I take notes and take the persons photo and then go home and put it all together.  Usually, I interview four people and this fills about 1/2 a page in the magazine rather nicely!

This year, I decided to do something very unique.  I posed my question of the month to Facebook friends from around the world... making this a real global effort!!!!

The response I received was very overwhelming!  To see all the stories and to meet some very interesting and inspirational people, just follow this link....



Sunday, 29 April 2018

Earthday Tree Planting 2018

Batman & Spider-Man were very excited to do a little tree planting
at last week's Earthday event
hosted by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority!

To see all the fun they had, just follow this link:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Devon's Joke 2018

Can you believe it?!!!!  Devon's only 6 years old and he's already made two stop motion animation films!!!!  Quite an achievement!!!!

We worked very hard, over the March Break that just passed, to make this film and we both hope that it will bring a smile to your face!!!!!

Please enjoy.....


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Here Comes International Peace Day!!!!

I love the fact that I'm able to share so many inspirational stories with so many people - both locally and from around the world!  One way that I do this, is by writing stories for the Villager magazines.  There are several in London and I usually write for the Byron Villager, Lambeth Villager and occasionally the Kilworth/Komoka/Delaware Villager.

One of my monthly features is called 'Feet On The Street'.  I pose a question of the month and then ask people to answer them.

With International Peace Day approaching, my question was about PEACE and what people do to bring a little bit of it into the world.



Just follow this link to see what people had to say about this subject.....


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
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'