Saturday, January 23, 2021

New Online Art Program!

Making a hand-made collage like this one is a very simple and fun art project that can be done at home. It's a great project for keeping the Covid-19 lockdown blues away! That's the premise for my new online art program which is being offered through MAX Ottawa a nonprofit health organization for guys into guys.

Every second month I'll be posting a new art challenge for MAX clients to do at home using supplies that are commonly found around the house, or that are relatively inexpensive (such as what can be found at a typical dollar store). Once completed, guys can submit a photo of their creation to be included in MAX Ottawa's online art gallery! 

If you're a guy who is into guys and live in the Ottawa/Gatineau area, send me an e-mail at MAX Ottawa and I'll contact you with information about the next online event:

As for the collage examples shown here, they were each made using images that I found online and printed out on my home printer. Then I cut out the printed shapes with scissors, and made my own letters which I cut out from various colours of Bristol board. Next, I arranged all the shapes the way I wanted and glued it all down, one piece at a time, onto the back board using a glue stick. Below is another collage featuring my favourite web-crawling superhero, the amazing Spider-Man!!!

Taking some time to do a relaxing art project, such as a collage, is very helpful in reducing stress. It also gives you positive feelings of accomplishment and is something to be proud of that you made all on your own! Go ahead and give it a try! :)  -Mikey

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

MAXpress Yourself moves to a new location!!!

Due to the Corona outbreak the MAXpress Yourself 
art workshops have been cancelled until further notice.

Beginning in January 2020 the monthly art workshops that I do for MAX Ottawa will be at a new location, 420 Cooper, which is essentially across the street from the original location at 251 Bank St. The workshops will also take place at a new time and on a new day of the month. Going forward the workshops will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6pm to 8pm.

If you're a guy into guys who lives in the Ottawa/Gatineau region come out and join us for the next workshop! We'd love to meet you!

Friday, November 29, 2019

If you're a guy who is into guys, this is for you....

MAXpress Yourself is the monthly workshop that I present for Max Ottawa, which is a health and wellness organization for guys into guys who live in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. In the past I've been asked if trans guys are welcome, and yes they absolutely are! In fact, guys who may not identify as being either gay, bi, hetero or trans but are into guys are welcome too! Also, if you are questioning or curious, or are not out yet, that's okay. We don't judge, it's not our job! :) Whatever your personal history is, wherever you are on your journey, Max Ottawa is here for the community so please come out and join us and make some new friends! Hope to see you at the workshop!

If you have any questions about the workshop please don't hesitate to contact me:

If you want to contact me about a topic that is not related to Max Ottawa (such as my comic books or any of my blogs, etc.) please contact me through my personal email:

To learn more about Max Ottawa events check out "The List" on the Max Ottawa website!

Have an awesome day!!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pythor Comics Superhero Survey!

This is for anyone who is a fan of superheroes!

Take the survey here: Pythor Comics Superhero Survey!

L to R: Pythor the Barbarian, Moose Man, Goose Gal, Canadian Crusader, Blue Jay Boy, Griffon Shadow, and Dominion Kid.

Thank you for your time and help!

To learn more about Pythor Comics please click here.

Text and Image © Mikey Artelle, 2019

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Art Workshops at Max Ottawa!

If you're a guy who is into guys and looking for a relaxing social activity away from the bar scene, join us at Max Ottawa (251 Bank St.) on the 2nd Tuesday each month for a free art workshop! No experience is needed! Come out and try something new, make your own creation, or just have fun making a fabulous mess! :) All supplies are provided. 

I'm quite happy to be involved with Max Ottawa as the organizer and presenter of these art workshops. We do a variety of art projects, so I explain the step by step instructions for the group to follow, and help out wherever needed. By the end of the workshop you'll have your own creation to bring home!

Projects we've done in the past include painting on canvas, drawing muscular male superheroes, creating Christmas lantern houses, making custom leather studded wrist bands, fabric projects using a sewing machine, and puppet making!

All workshops are free for guys who are into guys, who live in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. So don't stay cooped up at home by yourself, come on out and join us! Whether you're a shy guy (like me!) or outgoing, young or young at heart, we look forward to meeting you

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, I'm happy to hear from you! 

The above post was last updated Feb 1, 2019