Saturday, 6 October 2018

Devon's Birthday Fundraiser for Trees

Devon loves trees!!!!


A LOT!!!!!


Be inspired to help Devon plant more trees. His birthday is coming up and he would like everyone to make an online donation to the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.


Visit 
and donate to 'Green our Watersheds' in Devon's name! 

Thanks in advance!!!

We've only been promoting this fundraiser for a few days
and already we've raised just under $100
Our goal is $500 and we need your support!!!!

Two days ago, I got an email from another London tree planting
organization and for Devon's birthday they gave him
5 large (3 foot high) White Pine trees
and 10 small (saplings) White Pine trees
Thanks ReForest London for a great birthday gift!!!


 It was less than one hour later....


 and three of the White Pines....


 were already in the gound!!!!!

See!  I told you....
Devon loves trees!!!!
A LOT!!!!!


 

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Go Green London magazine

Go Green London is a new, yearly London, Ontario, Canada (for those readers in Mexico, Australia or Russia who may think I live in England) magazine that promotes green initiatives in our city.  When I first saw the magazine, I contacted the publisher and asked if I could write a story.  Craig said he would enjoy that... but he couldn't pay me.  I told him that I volunteer a lot of my efforts to the green cause and didn't have a problem with that.... to me, it's more important to get the word out than worry about making a few bucks!



And please be inspired to get involved in tree planting events
wherever your home may be!!!!!

Enjoy!

Saturday, 25 August 2018

My Mother, My Earth, My Child

As you can imagine, I have a lot of files and boxes filled with all the things that I've done over the last 22 years since I became an artist!  I always enjoy taking a peek into my history, because I never know what I'll stumble across... like this unique pen and ink drawing I created during the earliest period of my career!!!!


 

I spent a couple of hours, this morning, on my computer, trying to remember the story and experience that became this artwork.  Rainy morning are always a good time for me to sit down and reflect on things and since it was pouring rain, this morning this is exactly what I did!

Please enjoy!!!!

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....



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'