Into the Snow Shed

Spring isn’t quite here for good……they are called snow sheds for a reason!

A snowy afternoon headed into the Great Bear Snow Shed on the Coquihalla Highway ( British Columbia , Canada ).


Another finished painting?

Last night I worked a bit more on this 12″x12″ painting. I think it is “done”. It is always hard to know exactly when a painting is finished, sometimes I think I call them “done” when I think whatever paint applied next will ruin the image. This is where I am with this painting now .

The painting is inspired by a view of Gowlland Point on Pender Island. It is acrylic on canvas. Please forgive the iPhone pictures, I still need to shoot the painting properly ( and title the painting too!).

Another Painting in Progress

I have spent the last couple of days working on a new painting. I am revisiting working on canvas, this time a 12 inch by 12 inch one.

This painting is inspired by the view over Gowlland Point (Pender Island) from the Brooks Point connector.

The next step is to work in the long grass which will be the focal point of the painting . It will be interesting to see how that works out.

Eco Printed Eggs


Eco printing is one of the natural dyeing techniques that I quite enjoy. You never quite know what the outcome will be, it is beyond unpredictable, and that is what makes it so fun.

blog eco print egg _4500I usually eco print on silk or cotton, creating scarves or stitched pieces. Generally it is a summer activity as I prefer to work with leaves and flowers gathered in my garden.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew that eco printing also worked on eggs. As I had to boil eggs for a school project anyways (and I have a HUGE stash of onion skins saved), so I thought it would be fun to try.

We started with a plain old, white, uncooked egg. Wrapped it in onion skins. Secured it with elastic bands. Then hard boiled the egg just as normal.

Once the egg was cooled we carefully unwrapped the egg and ended up with a beautiful surprise.

blog eco print egg_4554Quite a beautiful and safe way to dye an Easter egg.


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