A Few of my favourite things:
freshly sharpened pencils
the kid's section of the book store
when my kids laugh
that elusive moment of inspiration
the phrase "I have an idea!"
Hi! I'm Patrick.
I'm an artist, illustrator, writer, and maker. Basically, I just make things (up).
During the day, I teach kids. I'm also raising four feminist boys.
Almost every morning, I get up earlier than anyone else in the house to make things (up). After school, I hang out with my family on our 5 acre farm. We don't actually farm it (other than chickens and our goats Oscar and Zeke), but once upon a time (well before we lived here) there were dairy cows. I love gardening, reading, building things, and making things up.
I learned about storytelling - both with words and visually (in pictures) - through rigorous, daily paractice, reading (a lot) and studying television production at Ryerson University.
Keep up with me! I'm active on Facebook & Instagram, and you can get emails from me too - I love sending out free downloads and printables, updates on what I'm learning and working, and news on art you can buy!