Tuesday 16 July 2024

Devon's Gravitrax Videos on Youtube

 A few months ago, Devon and I began to promote his Youtube channel where he shares a lot of fun videos showcasing our Gravitrax building adventures.  These videos are very creative and will definitely crack you up in many instances!!!

I didn't want Devon to think that he'd be an overnight smash sensation... so we set realistic goals.  We figured that if we could get around 50 subscribers and around 600 views of all of his videos that this would be a great!!!  Well... I'm happy to share that his channel now has 36 subscribers (almost at his goal) and he's nearing 1000 views (waaaay past his goal).  So this is great news!

When we first started uploading his video, Joanne suggested that we also make Youtube shorts to further promote the channel.  Shorts are 10-40 second long videos that give a viewer a taste of what they'll find in our longer videos!  I love how we can also add music to these videos.  Anyone who knows me well will not be surprised to listen and hear how we've got a great selection of Rock'N'Roll to accompany these shorts!

I'll start you off with a link to a webpage where I go into a bit more detail about all of this as well as sharing links to Devon's videos and shorts...

Please enjoy!!!!

Sunday 10 March 2024



This is a 3'-0" x 3'-0" wood canvas!  
The artwork was created using puzzle pieces!  
This project began in January 2019!!!  
This project was completed on March 8, 2024 at 6:16pm!!!

I am so happy that the finale for this project was such a success!
I've spent the last 4 hours finishing my story and getting
the photos posted so that I can share the entire story with you...

Please enjoy...

Monday 4 March 2024

Lots to see here....

 It recently came to my attention that many people are checking out my website on their phones!  This is great... but this site is created for laptop viewing and many phone users are missing A LOT of content!

I asked one visitor to my site if she had viewed my poetry or video tabs.  She didn't know what I was talking about and it became clear that she thought I only had 5 or 6 posts on this site.  These 5 or 6 posts are what you are now seeing just on my 'home' page.

So... here's how you can access SO MUCH MORE content on this page, if you are using a phone...

If you simply click on the small black arrow that's pointing down on the right side of the small bar that (on my phone) says '(Move to...)' that is located right above the first post... another page will appear with all of my tabs... including 'Art Gallery', 'Video Gallery', 'Poetry Gallery', and soooo much more!

There is literally enough content on this website to entertain and inspire you for days on end!!!

So... have fun investigating all that bitsandpeaces.com has to offer!!! 

Ohhhh... and don't forget to find me on Facebook & Instagram

Friday 27 October 2023

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!



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
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'