Sunday, 9 December 2018

Artwork For Sale!!

Just in time for Christmas!!!
Jim's art is priced to sell!


Just last week, one of our groomers at our store Happy Tails and I got talking about art and Christmas presents.  Soon, we struck a deal and Sara purchase this original paper collage artwork entitled "Sunshine.... Came Softly" (title inspired by a Donavon tune)!!!!  A great example of how to shop locally!!!!

Now - usually I like to share the stories behind the art before I make a post, but I'm so busy these days and I want to give others a chance to buy my art... so no 'behind the scenes' stories to go with this post.... just the art!

If anyone in London, Ontario is interested, the artworks can be delivered to your home, in person, within a few days of setting up a meeting.  Unfortunately, I won't be able to package these for transport for anyone living outside of London.... so it's a bit of an exclusive sale!!!!

Inquiries can be made by emailing me

Please enjoy....

 Turning Point
12" x 12"
Paper Collage on Canvas
2018
I would have no problem selling this for at least $600
because of the amount of time it took me to create it....
but I've decided to offer this at the low low price of only
$180.00



 As Simple As A Flower
8" x 10"
Paper Collage on Canvas
2015
Priced to sell at
$130.00



Symbols In Space #3
10" x 10"
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
2015
Priced to sell at
$75.00 


Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
From my family to yours!





Sunday, 2 December 2018

The Delinquent Teenager Book Review

The Delinquent Teenager is a 2011 book written by Donna Laframboise.

I was eager to learn her views about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but, sadly, I found her book to be so poorly written, with misleading statements, condescending attitudes, and outright lies that I felt inspired to speak out against this book!!!

To read my first ever book review, just follow the link below....

Sunday, 18 November 2018

A Painting and a Ceremony of Renewal

Just recently, I was invited to take part in a rather unusual ceremony!  The circumstances of this invitation were unique as it had been over 23 years since I had last communicated with the couple who had sent me this invitation.

At the event, I felt inspired to share with them, one of my recently created original paintings!

This blog post shares both of these stories - the story about the ceremony and the art I presented to the couple at the ceremony.  I've created each story as a separate blog entry, but I included links from one to the other within each story so that readers can enjoy both.

To make it even easier for you, I'll share both blog story links, right here....




Since most of you - my readers - know how important Rock'N'Roll music is to my life, you won't be surprised to see a few musical references and links to videos in both of these stories, as well.

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'