Uncle Louie the Millwright

"Not in the Recipe!" August 14 2019, 0 Comments

I don't know about you, but every now and again I like to bake, muffins especially.

How many times has this happened to you, a renegade egg on the run?

Yep, recently baking a renegade egg made a run for the wild side and ended up crash landing into the drawer of my utensils. 

After a little cleaning of the forks, knives and utensil tray; the baking resumed.

Sometimes the joke is on us.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!

 


"On the Horizon..." August 12 2019, 0 Comments

We have many seasons don't we. 

The summer is beautiful with sun and sometimes the heat can last forever or so we think.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"


"The Possibilities!" ( Finale) August 09 2019, 0 Comments

What a great idea to get that high pressure water washer. 

Uncle Louie just can't believe the possibilities of cleaning.

Gumchu the silly sheep has to wonder what kinda deal he got!

I hope you enjoyed this short series. Walking into a hardware store gives me a number of ideas for a cartoon or two.

Well the weekend is coming up. You all have a great weekend and we will see you back here on Monday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 


"The Possibilities!" (Part 3 of 4) August 07 2019, 0 Comments

Excitement gone wild er should I say...trip.

In all the excitement of his new toy, a subtle trip over a fall branch got Uncle Louie up over end.

The high pressure water wand went in a different direction along with the wool socks, bath towels and bed sheets!

See you Friday for the final chapter of this four part series.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 


"The Possibilities!" ( Part 2 of 4) August 05 2019, 0 Comments

Uncle Louie walked out of the Semans Hardware Store with his heart pumping. His hands on the new high pressure water machine has him going all out.

Gumchu the silly sheepdog has got to wonder what the heck is going on!

See you all Wednesday for another new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 


"The Possibilities!" ( Part 1 of 4) July 31 2019, 0 Comments

On Main street down town Semans Saskatchewan, Uncle Louie spots a deal. A dream is born!

How many dreams I don't know but I can only imagine Uncle Louie has more dreams than time. Lets see what Friday brings us in this four part series titled-" The Possibilities!"

See you then everyone.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Unexpected Guest..." (Part 3 of 3) July 29 2019, 0 Comments

Christmas lights in the middle of a warm summer night?

Uncle Louie went the bright light way of ridding his yard of the nightly pest, the raccoon.

Next door neighbours problems? Uncle Louie will keep us up to date I am sure.

Thank you for tuning into Uncle Louie the Millwright, your readership is greatly appreciated.

See you Wednesday for another new cartoon.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 

 


" Unexpected Guest..." (Part 2 of 3) July 26 2019, 0 Comments

 

Remember that raccoon? Now Uncle Louie is getting some ideas to not remember that raccoon any longer.

The weekend is here so lets see what happens on Monday with this raccoon critter, who knows maybe Uncle Louie can give us a surprise too.

See you all Monday and have a great weekend everyone.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"


"Unexpected Guest..." ( Part 1 of 2) July 24 2019, 0 Comments

Getting mail is fine, but from an unexpected critter?

Raccoons seem to be quite the adaptable creatures to our world. What can Uncle Louie to make this fur ball leave?

Lets see what idea Uncle Louie comes up with Friday, up to then pour yourself some cool lemonade and enjoy the sunshine.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 

 

 

 


"Saving for a Rainy Day..." July 22 2019, 0 Comments

Nitt Witt Willie can't understand what Uncle Louie is teaching..."Saving for a rainy day?" and look out side! 

It isn't the actual weather that Uncle Louie is talking about but the concept behind this age old saying.

As the generations come and go, many rituals, folklore and customs are lost.

For the "Millennial" generation, I often ponder their future. The world politics, finances of the global economies makes me wonder what happened to the advice our grand parents (whom grow up during the dirty thirties) gave to my parents. 

Sad to say, but if you mentioned "Save money for a rainy day" to the generation of our day today, you just might get a funny look back at you.

See you Wednesday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 

 


"Ahh... the Weekend" July 19 2019, 0 Comments

 

 

Ahh...We all long for the weekend don't we?

Only to have some unexpected runs to the local grocery store or helping out the flat tire spoiler.

Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy yourselves and see you Monday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"


"A Prairie Kinda Forest!" (Part 3 of 3) July 17 2019, 0 Comments

It is amazing what the imagination comes up with. Uncle Louie puts to use some recycled wire he got from the local store. Heck, his son Nikko is starting to put the first Christmas gift under it!

I hope you enjoyed this series. As I walk about I see things that make me chuckle. So the imagination is in gear and soon enough I start to think "Why not make a cartoon out of it?"

Have a great weekend everyone and see you all back here on Monday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 


" A Prairie Kinda Forest!" ( Part 1 of 3) July 12 2019, 0 Comments

Inside the Semans General Store, Uncle Louie can't help himself to some free scrap metal. 

Hmm... What is on this man's mind?

Have a great weekend everyone and see you Monday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 


"Math of Pests!" July 10 2019, 0 Comments

Do you ever wonder how these pests like mosquitoes, annoying flies and whatever else come your way?

There is a math formula. With a little above temps, lots of rain, food galore and you add the ever increasing life cycles you of these little annoyances. Plus, add in the sun, you get the grand total equation of some sort of tipsy toe dance of frustration. All we have to do is tell Nitt Witt Willie to head in doors.

Still though, getting some sun rays on your face is still a joy no matter what.

Enjoy your day everyone and see you Friday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 

 

 


Now taking bookings for Christmas! July 09 2019, 0 Comments

Hello everyone, I like to introduce my friend Neil.

Neil is a jolly fellow. One day I did a caricature of him and as you can see he really got a laugh (or two) from it.

As I go out knocking on doors in the industrial parks of Winnipeg, many social committees of these businesses are starting to gather up info of their Christmas parties. "What is different this year?" or "What can we do that is different?"

Some social committees and HR departments are telling me that photo booths are getting a bit boring so...

Ever have considered having myself as a caricature artist come in and draw your staff and their partners at your Christmas party?

Please send me an email at alsideen@mymts.net or contact me by phone at 204-947-3593.

I have a growing customer base of some of Manitoba's 50 best managed businesses.

Letters of reference are on hand as well.

Look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 


"Happy Fathers Day!" June 14 2019, 0 Comments

"Happy Fathers Day!"
 
The biggest "Happy Fathers Day" card ever made, Nikko along with his sister Sami, Mom and of course Gumchu the silly sheep dog take a moment for the one they all look up to-Dad.
In a world were television seems to teach kids to put down dad, develop independence, boldness and "my rights" mentality, take at least this one day to put your arms around your dad and tell this man how much you care and love him.
Dad's bring to the kitchen table value, work ethic, respect for others and vision.
May all you Dads enjoy YOUR day Sunday. 
Happy Fathers Day!
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Confidence is Everything!" June 12 2019, 0 Comments

Whatever we do, we like to do our best don't we.

However, not knowing how to use a simple tool can be a real challenge for the non-mechanic.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"


"Yesteryears Telephone!" June 10 2019, 0 Comments

Nikko and sister Sami have fun playing telephone tag not knowing that years ago that is the way people communicated.

Back in the 1930's and 40's, rural country folk in Saskatchewan didn't have phones like the city slickers. Instead with insulated barb wire at farmer field posts, the folks hooked up their phones to these lines. Conversation spanned the province as if they lived in the cities.

Have a great Monday everyone and see you all back here on Wednesday.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

 

 

 

 


"Hump Daze..." June 05 2019, 0 Comments

Time can go so slowwww...
 
Time is going so slow Uncle Louie actually took out a can of paint and paint brush to see how long it takes for paint to dry.
 
Happy Hump Day! It is Wednesday and I hope your day didn't surprise you that it isn't Friday yet. Hang in there.
 
See you Friday everyone.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!

"Friends in High Places!" June 03 2019, 0 Comments

Out in their backyard, Uncle Louie and the kids have to duck low to the grass to miss being hit by their neighbours, the purple marlins.

These fast and acrobatic birds are a joy to watch, they fly without efforts and yet show such zest. 

Have a great Monday everyone and see you all here Wednesday for another new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"


"T.G.I.F.!" May 31 2019, 0 Comments

And you thought you couldn't wait for Friday to come your way?

The tool box of Uncle Louie's back work shop opened wide and the tools of the trade couldn't jump out fast enough.

Have a great weekend everyone and see you Monday for another new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"


"From a Housefly's Perspective..." May 29 2019, 0 Comments

We all know how annoying a fly can be. Circling around you while your trying to read the paper or perhaps having an afternoon nap and you hear it zapping around in the bedroom.
 
No mistake about it, Uncle Louie isn't to interested in the fly's snowflake feelings. Peace with soon be in the home.
 
I hope you all have a great day today and we look forward to seeing you back here Friday for another new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.
 
And remember... "Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Signs of a Man Cave!" (Part 4 of 4) May 15 2019, 0 Comments

Finally! Fresh paint, every sign leveled and now a time to admire his creation.

Uncle Louie can now sit back and marvel his handy man work in his own workshop.

Every tool in it's right place with a joking sign to shows it's not so handy man mistakes.

I hope you have enjoyed this series as it was a fun one to do.

Friday will bring a new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright and we hope to see you then.

And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!'


"Signs of a Man Cave!" (Part 3 of 4) May 13 2019, 0 Comments

Putting hands to task, Uncle Louie's brilliant ideas are coming alive. Something new soon to share...soon.
 
I hope you all had a great Mother's Day this past weekend as I am sure plenty of memories were in the making.
 
See you all Wednesday for a new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!'