Uncle Louie the Millwright

"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!'

"Happy Mothers Day!" May 10 2019, 0 Comments

To all the moms (and step moms) that wipe noses or gives a hug to their grown, mature son (or daughter) this day is for you.
 
May you all celebrate life with your family and also be plenty of laughter and hugs in your homes.
 
Uncle Louie's wife Maria Ann getting some thoughtful thanks from little boy Nikko and sister Sami.
 
Enjoy your weekend everyone and see you all Monday.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Signs of a Man Cave!" ( Part 2 of 4) May 08 2019, 0 Comments

Sitting down to draw up some fun, Uncle Louie is going to add some fun to his work shop decor.

Glad to see you along with us today folks, see you 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 1 of 4) May 03 2019, 0 Comments

We all know someone in our lives that is a big of a grease monkey. Ever wonder what their "Man Cave" (or "Girl Cave") is like?
 
See you Monday everyone and have a great weekend!
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Farmer's Folklore!" April 29 2019, 0 Comments

 
A green onion with so many layers of skin a garden snake would be envious! Just what could this mean?
 
Well farmer's folklore has it that the number of skin layers on an onion would me a long cold winter ahead. The way spring is shaping up, (er should I say not) just maybe spring ain't comin'!
 
Have a great Monday everyone and see you again on Wednesday for another new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Wanted: Science Degree!" April 26 2019, 0 Comments

Maria Ann goes to Semans Hardware Store to buy some items only to find a headache without charge.
 
Back in Uncle Louie's era (1948-62), who would have thought buying simple items such as a frying pan and a box of spaghetti would leave one feeling so overwhelming?
 
Foods, metals (and whatever else we can think of) sometimes makes me wonder what do I need to know to live a better, healthier life. Looking at the ingredients on boxes of foods can spell the alphabet of chemicals.
 
Is it just me?
 
Have a great weekend everyone and see you all Monday.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Let There Be Life!" April 24 2019, 0 Comments

Uncle Louie spends a lot of time in his work shop. He goes through a lot of socks like we change our shoes every day.
 
Underneath that lid of the clothes hamper, you can just imagine the...Well you can imagine I am sure.
 
Socks are on the run! Their not waiting there fate of a washing machine tumble or two. Nope... They are making a stampede to the great out doors for some fresh prairie air.
 
Let there be life for you on this Wednesday morning.
 
Enjoy your day everyone and see you Friday.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Day After Easter..." April 22 2019, 0 Comments

Not beautifully designed egg can get away from breakfast!
 
I hope you all had a great Easter and found the reason why.
 
Looking forward to seeing you all again on Wednesday for another new cartoon of Uncle Louie the Millwright.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Easter Plans!" ( Part 3 of 3) April 19 2019, 0 Comments

Going all out to find those hidden Easter eggs, Nikko and sister Sami spare no time. Even Gumchu the silly sheep dog is getting checked out.
 
Happy Easter everyone and celebrate the real reason behind this season of rebirth.
 
See you Monday.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own feet!"

"Easter Plans!" (Part 2 of 3) April 17 2019, 0 Comments



"Easter Plans!" April 15 2019, 0 Comments

It is Easter and the traditions continues in Uncle Louie's home, but what to do first?
 
Do you remember being a kid and the Easter games that you would play? And what about the egg hunt?
 
Enjoy your Monday everyone.
 
And remember..."Acres of diamonds are under your own two feet!"