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Celebrating the creative life — one canvas, one film, one photo at a time.

We are the Shaffers

Hi! Our house is full of easels, oil paint, film equipment, and animation tables, because we all create. Yep, every single one of us. Come on in…


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Reflecting on Lessons & Life in Animation with Chris Wieme

Reflecting on Lessons & Life in Animation with Chris Wieme

Chris Wieme is an incredibly capable and efficient animator, and he has carved out a lifelong career in 2D animation in central and western Canada. In this episode Chris talks about some of the key lessons he's learned as an animator. For anyone embarking on a career...

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The Mill where “Exile” was shot is gone

The Mill where “Exile” was shot is gone

Greyson's first film that he made with his friend Sam Murry was shot in an old, abandoned mill in Beauharnois. During our hike to the waterfall on rivière St-Louis we discovered that the mill has been demolished. Here are some photos of what's left. This is an image...

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Looney Tunes Have Returned

Looney Tunes Have Returned

 Anyone who grew up in my era remembers Saturday morning cartoons.  Even back then we knew that Bugs Bunny was the best, back before the cheap animation coming from overseas was available on a myriad of channels. Give me Warner Brothers and 3 working channels back in...

The Stobart Foundation

The Stobart Foundation

Maritime painter John Stobart created The Stobart Foundation with Kensington Stobart Gallery to help young artists make the strongest transition from art education to a professional career. Stobart recognizes the unique needs of that period in an artist's development,...

Green Eggs and Ham Coming to Netflix this Fall

Green Eggs and Ham Coming to Netflix this Fall  Green Eggs and Ham animated series is coming to Netflix this November. Produced by Ellen Degeneres. Voice talent includes Adam Devine and Michael Douglas. I worked on this project with Michael Greenholt on episodes 6 and 8. The story is a...

Purchase Todd’s animated musical The Promise Birth of the Messiah. Streaming will be available soon.