I’m so glad she found me for March 29

hand-pause pls

Once people have made it thru the characters with googlie eyes they are going to be asked to pause before entering the next room as the next room all of the characters in there don’t have any thing added to make you see who they are.

solider character man characterThis one is called The Man Behind the Mask.

First photo is the solider. Second photo is the man.

I’m so glad she found me for March 22

Last weekend I finished about 13 of these characters. The first post went up June 1st with the idea of introducing 1 a week but over the last 3 months I took a little break from the whole production so have missed a few Saturdays. Today thou, I am very happy to introduce to you 9 new neighbours!

Fall colors character

Dec 7 – This guy loves the fall colours more than anything. He just had a good few weeks in Canada!

ghost character

Dec 14 – The ghost of Christmas past or future or was it the holy ghost? Either way here is another ghost for the month of December.

sadie and winston

Dec 21 – Meet Sadie and Winston. They are my sister’s dogs and I love going home at Christmas to hang out with them. I’ll be Auntie Tanya to pretty much anyone.

mechanic character

Dec 28 – This is your neighbourhood mechanic.

canada characters

Jan 18 – This is Canada and this year I have resolved to make it a better place to live.

mounted character

Feb 8 – Warning: Trophy hunting celebration taking place.

bump in the night characters

Feb 15 – These two are best friends and do pretty much everything together. They even go pee in the middle of the night camping together cause sometimes things are better in twos.


March 15 – This is me and my bike. I am going to start riding again cause my body is dying without it. This is month 4 of taking transit and this is one month too many.

potted plant face

March 22 – This is the inside of a pot. He is going to hang out on the wall peeking thru the bushes at you.

I’m so glad she found me for March 8

polarbearThis is a polar bear. No eye for him as he is perfect just the way he came.

I did a grade 3 project on them and am one of their biggest fans.  I love these guys the most out of all the bears cause I am from Manitoba.


Medicine Man for February 14


I want to whisper sweet nothings and dirty somethings in your ear.

I have been working on a book of love since I was 32. Each time I fall for someone that I cannot get I still need to get that love out. I like falling in love and I don’t mind the not falling but trying part either. Any which way I am best when my heart is switched on.

This year I had the most amazing Valentine’s Day.


I’m so glad she found me for January 18


This is my friend, Dave.

About 8 years ago I started to glue googlie eyes on random photos of people and force them on my friends as gifts. In the last 4 years I have been gluing them onto found objects in order to make characters out of garbage. I have wanted to have my own art show in Toronto since arriving here. A bucket list thing one might say. Last year I figured out the beginning of my art show, the title and the thesis (if art shows have a thesis). This month I finally figured out the end of the show. It seems knowing how to wrap something up can be as hard as getting something started.

I have 52 characters in total. I like to call them my neighbours.

Some will have googlie eyes glued on and some will not. The last few pieces I have found seem to be so obviously what they are that attaching a plastic eye would take away from their brilliance rather than highlight it.

I have also employed the help of a very talented friend David Burton to help show me how to use my camera and in turn hopefully capture the true character of each piece. We are going to collaborate to bring you 52 glam shots of my found neighbours. If you are popping by for the first time feel free to scroll thru the Saturday posts to meet some of them.

Completion date: May 31st.

I’m so glad she found me for November 30


I named this one Jess for my friend.

Tanya: So I think I might take the googlie eye are in a new direction.

Jess: Interesting, how so?

Tanya: I am not going to use any googlie eyes.

Jess: Didn’t see that one coming.

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