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Friday February 23, 2018

21:01 River ice »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Best Foot Forward »justpictureit
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Warm foot pads the minute they go out, insures a perfect cat's foot print in the snow. After playing this song on my Tuesday blog, this suggestion was on the youtube screen after the song. It is a fine, jazzy trio accompanying a cool singer.

16:35 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) phone Scam »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services have received an increase in complaints regarding the CRA phone scam. Charlottetown residents have been receiving calls from people claiming to be the CRA, requesting personal information and sometimes demanding payments be made. Police recommend to call the CRA directly to verify a call, text or email received. If you have shared personal information or been defrauded, call Police, otherwise reports can be made to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501.
16:35 Two Charlottetown Men Arrested – Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Feb 22, 2018, As the result of an ongoing investigation, Charlottetown Police Services Street Crime Unit arrested two Charlottetown men and seized large quantity of prescription opioid pills as well as some cocaine. Both men have been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and will appear in court at a later date.
16:34 Charlottetown Man Sentenced on Drug Related Charges »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Today in Provincial Court, Charlottetown City resident Lucas GAUTHIER (26) received a combined sentence of 2 years less a day on several charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. Charges stemmed from a drug investigation conducted by Charlottetown Police Services Street Crime Unit.
09:52 Daily Specials for Friday, February 23, 2018 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Friday, February 23, 2018 are:

  • Meatball sandwich on baguette $13.95 In house made meatballs with spaghetti sauce and mozza cheese with salad or soup.
  • Fettuccine with strips of beef, mushroom, marsala wine, and tomato cream sauce $14.95
  • Boccolli cheddar soup 5.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

06:51 Light snow expected tonight across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Friday, February 23rd 6:45am.. An area of high pressure currently centered over the Maritimes is giving clear skies and very light winds. This feature will drift away to the east today. Clouds will begin to invade from the west later … Continue reading

Thursday February 22, 2018

21:01 Waterline »justpictureit
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The last of Renee Oldstead's lovely voice.

14:12 “Feed the Birds” Raffle Winner! »sawig
SAWIG would like to say a big, hearty congrats to Anne and Bill Nicolle, winners of the annual “Feed the Birds” raffle. They walked away (or trolley’ed away rather as there was so much!) with 1) 50 lb bag of … Continue reading
11:49 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, February 22, 2018 New listings this week: 1) Soul Food is this Sunday! 2) Youth in Politics 3) Pop-Up Café Rendez-vous 4) Social Justice Interactive Symposium 5) Triple P Parenting Seminar 6) Screening of “The Light of the Moon” & Panel Discussion 7) Dr. Tim […]
11:24 Now Hiring for 2018 Season »New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
NOW HIRING FOR 2018 SEASON Are you a passionate about cooking?  Have a love of baking? Do you pride yourself in your ability to thrive under pressure? Are you looking for an experience where you will learn skills not taught in school or build upon the ones you already possess? Look no further because New […]
11:15 Notice: Public Meeting Being Held on February 26 »City of Charlottetown
2018-02-22 Charlottetown City Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, February 26, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, Council Chambers
10:22 Daily Specials for Thursday, February 22, 2018 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, February 22, 2018 are:

  • Roasted cauliflower soup with foccacia bread 5.99
  • Aranchini ai Formanggi: Arborio rice croquette, filled with cheese on a bed of marinara sauce and a side salad $12.95
  • Spaghetti ai Funghi: Oyster and wild mushrooms, tomato basil sauce and a touch of goat cheese $14
  • Caprese Sandwich $13.95 Tomato, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, basil mayo, and caramelized onions

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

10:05 Planning and Heritage Department Receives Award »City of Charlottetown
2018-02-22 The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department received a Heritage Activity Award
08:17 Seasonal cold today and tomorrow across PEI.. Warm-up on Saturday.. »peistormchaser
Thursday, February 22nd 8:15am.. A cold front swept across the island overnight bringing an end to the mild weather from yesterday as the brisk NW winds ushered in the colder air. High pressure currently centered over the Great Lakes will … Continue reading
07:11 TV and me »Island Musings
I don’t watch a lot of TV but most evenings I use TV to unwind before bed. That is until I was forced horizontal after having a knee replaced. While recovering I have watched a lot of TV and confess to being embarrassed at the many sources I use. We have Shaw Satellite. Works well.&ellipsis;Read the full post »
06:20 Once again »Island Musings
Mr Rukavina sees through the smoke. I concur.
00:35 #TheFeed: Flipd Classrooms, The League Dating, Stanford Virtual Human Interactions »AmberMac
TF131: We chat with the co-founder of the app Flipd about how her company’s app can reduce distraction in the classroom and help students with their academic performance. Also, we talk to Amanda Bradford about her boutique dating app The League, an exclusive dating app that matches smart, busy, and ambitious people together. Plus, Jeremy […]

Wednesday February 21, 2018

21:58 The news today is that Billy Graham has died, age 99. »John Cairns Blog
Story here. Advertisements
21:01 Pretty Pinks »Aiken House & Gardens
21:01 Fallen tree »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Colour Therapy »justpictureit
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I showed a similar shot showing swimming lanes in the pool this window was reflecting apon back in November and this one: I like that window a lot.

16:20 Traffic Advisory: Delays on St. Peters Road and Mount Edward Road »City of Charlottetown
2018-02-21 Work for the Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility's Sewer Rehabilitation project is taking place
14:49 commandN Feb 2018: Deepfakes, Healthy Tech, Pixelbook Giveaway & More »AmberMac
First ep of commandN V3 is live! We talk deepfakes, healthy tech, Snapchat’s future, what we’re streaming, and lots more – plus we’ve got our Google Pixelbook Giveaway (watch to find out how to enter)! Watch the above video on Facebook for links and comments.
09:43 Daily Specials for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 are:

  • Ortalano Smoked Salmon Sandwich: Grilled Zuccini, roasted peppers, and goat cheese. Served with Soup or salad for $14.
  • Fettuccine w/ fresh salmon, dill, sun dried tomatoes, green onions in a cream sauce $14.95
  • French Onion Soup - $5.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

09:00 Mild conditions expected today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday, February 21stm 9:00am.. A frontal boundary dropped south of the Island yesterday afternoon resulting in a gradual decrease in temperatures across the island. This front stalled over southern NS for a few hours then began to move northward again … Continue reading
06:27 Actor Kelly McAllister »Heather Ogg Blog

My niece Kelly McAllister is a professional actor and voice talent, and every time I see or hear her work she kind of blows my mind. She just launched her new website so I thought I’d brag a bit. Kelly is super talented. Listen to the voice demos on her website and you will see Read More

The post Actor Kelly McAllister appeared first on Heather Ogg Blog.

Tuesday February 20, 2018

21:01 Gone Fishing »justpictureit
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More by that amazing vocalist Renee Oldstead:

18:01 My top 5 challenges when trying to find time for myself »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
16:01 Traffic Advisory: Delays on Belvedere Avenue and Palmers Lane »City of Charlottetown
2018-02-20 Work for the Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility's Sewer Rehabilitation
14:05 Theft from vehicles - Marysfield Park area »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services responded to two separate theft from vehicle occurrences that happened sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, both in close proximity to each other. One occurred on Skyview Drive and the other on Dawson Court. The vehicles were not locked and several items were stolen. Police would like to remind the public to remove any items of value from their vehicles and keep the doors locked. No arrests have been made and the investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information regarding these incidents may contact police at 902-629-4172.
12:53 City Presents Heritage Awards and Unveils Outdoor Exhibit »City of Charlottetown
2018-02-20 The City of Charlottetown celebrated Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 20 with an event that included
08:42 Freezing rain expected tonight across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Tuesday, February 20th 8:40am.. A frontal system oriented NE-SW is currently draped across northern NB and is slowly dropping south. Mild temps are occurring to its south while cooler air is on place to its north. As mentioned, this front … Continue reading
07:55 A thoughtful article »Island Musings
On the right to own a firearm. It is worth a few minutes of your time.

Monday February 19, 2018

23:10 Football withdrawal update: NASCAR weekend in Daytona was a wreck-fest »John Cairns Blog
Here is my latest update on how I have been surviving my football withdrawal symptoms so far. This weekend was a little better because NASCAR has come to the rescue! Yes, the auto racing season is on for real now, with Daytona happening this weekend. Quite honestly, though, the two races on the weekend were […]
22:01 Graphic Wharfic »justpictureit
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I am featuring vocalist Renee Oldstead all week. I discovered her through this version of an old favorite song of mine. It was being used on a dance program more than a decade ago. She was a teenager when this song was released on her first album. She is primarily an actress thus has released only four albums. The version is one of my daughter's favorite songs too so I dedicate it to her today.

20:01 Blue & White Transferware Tea »Aiken House & Gardens
20:01 First cycling this year »Pedaling PEI
19:05 Traffic Advisory: Delays on Palmers Lane and Elizabeth Street for Tuesday, February 20 »City of Charlottetown
2018-02-19 Please be advised that work is scheduled to take place on Palmers Lane, between Vic Campbell Road
13:10 Black Panther shatters Feb. record! The fifth largest opening weekend of all time! »John Cairns Blog
It has been a while since I had a post about record-shattering movie 🎥 box office news, but this latest news is big: the latest Marvel effort Black Panther had a weekend domestic haul of $201.8 million, and is expected to haul in $235 million including the Monday holiday. It is the biggest February domestic […]
12:33 Xplornet and me »Island Musings
I have spoken here about how pleased I am with Xplornet. As well, I have mentioned how satisfied I am when I needed service. As luck would have it the same issue reoccurred and I had to call for service again. Once again the support technician I spoke to was excellent and after doing a&ellipsis;Read the full post »
10:02 All Things British for Tea Time »Rose Chintz Cottage
09:40 Daily Specials for Monday, February 19, 2018 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Monday, February 19, 2018 are:

  • Tomato Parmesan soup 5.99
  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich: breaded chicken on a baguette with zesty tomato sauce, mozzarella, provolone cheese with a choice of soup or salad $13.95
  • Rigatoni with chicken, sundried tomato, mushrooms, gorgonzola and cream sauce $14.95

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

08:01 More squirrels »Pedaling PEI
07:21 Kyle & Courtney »Heather Ogg Blog

A huge Thank You to my Kyle and Courtney for helping me with some lighting tests yesterday. I love these two so much. xo

The post Kyle & Courtney appeared first on Heather Ogg Blog.

Sunday February 18, 2018

22:01 Oyster Eggs »justpictureit
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These are lines of seed pods in an oyster growing operation.

08:03 Flurries expected today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Sunday, February 18th 8:00am.. The area of high pressure which gave the sunshine to the island yesterday has moved east and is now centered  south of Newfoundland, meanwhile clouds began to spread across the Maritimes yesterday evening as a low … Continue reading

Saturday February 17, 2018

22:01 Vive le Difference »justpictureit
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The similar compositions in these photos made me want to post these sky shots together.

17:39 Patrick Brown and the Ontario PCs are one big soap opera right now »John Cairns Blog
I really wonder why I am covering politics in Saskatchewan when it is so obvious that Ontario provincial politics is so much more interesting and exciting. (!) (?) It is sad to watch what is going on with the Ontario PCs right now, they are tearing themselves apart. As you know, this Ontario PC leadership […]
15:25 Daily Specials for Saturday, February 17, 2018 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Saturday, February 17, 2018 are:

  • Minestrone & Barley Soup $5.99
  • Marguerita Pizza - thin crust and delicious $12.95
  • Risotto with wild mushrooms $13.95
  • Chicken Breast stuffed with spinach, sage, prosciutto, and slivers of aged parmigiano $22
  • Pan-seared Salmon w/ Bernaise Sauce, vegetables and potato - $22.95

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

13:48 The Seer »The Monkey Rodeo
This shoot got put on hold for a couple weeks following some major temperature swings that caused my very steep driveway to become a sheet of ice that my poor truck was unable to navigate safely, effectively trapping me in my house for a while. We got it sanded (last time it rained nearly hours afterwards wasting the effort) and I got out and we finally managed to do it.

The makeup was quick to apply since it was all pre-painted, the eyes were just painted resin with gloss (and some red strands of yarn for a bloodshot look) that popped into holes in the foam latex perfectly - they didn't even need to be glued so I was able to alter the direction they were looking a couple times.

The idea with The Seer is that through a series of weird experiments attempting to imbue a human host with the powers of second sight (an ability naturally occurring in a couple Demonic species) a young woman is horribly disfigured, although she did gain psychic abilities - the ability to see death, not just hers or the people in her immediate surrounding, but a constant barrage of images of death from every living being on the planet.

This piece was one of the more fun (and perhaps challenging) pieces I've made in some time. Based off a bit of production artwork from the MMO The Secret World (now Secret World Legends), it seemed a pretty easy thing to copy without straying too far from the original concept.
I didn't obviously copy it exactly, the eye placement and size is different, but overall I wanted to stick close to it, since I really liked it. I don't recall seeing this character in game, so I had no idea what the other side of the face looked like - and knowing I couldn't leave Kayla (the model) blind, I created my own take on what it might look like allowing her at least one good eye.

Adding the eyes was what made it work so well. I've never been good at making realistic eyes, but I figured they would work given their surroundings. I already had half-sphere moulds the right size so I made a bunch of silicone copies and used them as eyeball placeholder - popping them out once I was ready to mould it.

I then made white resin blanks, painted an iris and pupil, using strands of red yarn and a thick gloss whipped up a pile of eyeballs that just popped into place once the whole thing was painted.

I had to glue little sticks on the backs of them while I painted to making it easier to handle them and give them a gloss coating, the sticks were just snapped off once I needed them.

Once we were done I decided to pop by a local Halloween store (open only on Fridays this time of year) and we did a bunch of random shots there.