Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Winter Goose on the Loose!

This past weekend Carrier Budge and I took part in the Dion Winter Goose Chase Snowshoe Race!

Carrier Budge was a proud sponsor again this year, donating draw prizes, custom thank you cards to be given to the race sponsors, as well as designing awards for the top finishers, featuring this wonderful snowshoe goose.




I also took part in the race this year, trying out snowshoe running for the first time. Now I've run this sort of distance before, and have tried snowshoeing, but never the two combined. So I wasn't sure what to expect. 

I was happy to discover I didn't have to alter my running too much to accommodate the snowshoes. One thing I did learn quickly is that there's no dragging your feet when you are tired, unless you want to fall on your face. The ice cleats almost got me a couple times.

The course was 6.8k along the beautiful trails of Shades Mills Conservation Area. It was a challenging course, with rolling hills, but I made it through. 

I ended up surprising myself placing 34th out of 85, 15th female overall. 

I was really happy with my results and I had a lot of fun. I would definitely do some more snowshoe racing in the future.

Congrats to Race Directors Lisa Leskien and Greg Leskien on a successful race. I look forward to taking part again next year!


Friday, December 29, 2017

Meeeehhhhhrry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Each year I make it a point to create a new Christmas card for the season. This year I couldn't help but draw Santa Goat in a Christmas tree (Not sure how I haven't already done this one before haha)

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season filled with much love!

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Here's another goat that's taking things to the next level...



And more goats in trees blog posts:
https://hmainillustrations.blogspot.ca/2012/12/amazing-goats.html
https://hmainillustrations.blogspot.ca/2014/10/the-start-of-new-sketchbook.html

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy 150th Canada!


Happy 150th Canada!
Thank you for being so wonderful ~


A page from the sketchbook above. Drawn first in pen and ink then scanned and coloured digitally.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada Love


Such a beautiful country that we live in. 

This photo was taken in Muskoka, Ontario, near Honey Harbour. Just one of the many places where I have fallen in love with Canada's beauty. Islands made entirely of the Canadian Shield, surrounded by calm waters and those distinctive trees that the Group of Seven just loved to paint. 

Absolutely beautiful.

Happy 150th Canada! Thank you for being so amazing ~

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Instagram Time!

Hey everyone!

I'm finally on Instagram! Feel free to follow me @hollymain02

I look forward to connecting with you there!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Capy Birthday to you!

This month in celebration of the new baby capybaras at the Toronto High Park Zoo, the Metro Newspaper held a MetroArtsChallenge to wish them a Capy Birthday with a hand drawn card.

This was right up my alley, I couldn't help but take part with not only one illustration but two.

Capy birthday Toronto! Can't wait to go visit the little guys!


Original drawing in the sketchbook -- Gotta get that lettering just right! :)


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nobody wants to be a Brenda...


Found this gem at Sears today. $2 (originally $4)

The cashier asked me if it was from a TV show. Apparently she didn't grow up in the 90's...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Family Day!

This weekend while back visiting my family for the long weekend, I helped clean out the attic a bit and discovered this grade school gem. A family portrait from the 90's complete with hamsters, headband and half pony tail.


Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful time with family and friends. Happy Family Day!

(I'm the one in the pink)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy Year of the Rooster!

About a year ago today I started up my Facebook page for my comics and illustrations with a post celebrating the year of the Monkey. It has been a fun year and now it's time to celebrate the Rooster.

Cheers to another great year ahead! Have fun all you roosters!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Santa Frog


Merry Christmas everyone! Wishing you a wonderful holiday with family and friends.