I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Sunday, 6 August 2017
Tapestry available for purchase
Before the blog I used to keep a journal. On April 1, 2010 I wrote, "I went out and gathered ten different variations of vanilla leaf growing in the same area. None of these differences were caused by decay, disease or pests. While I was there recording these variations a ruby crowned kinglet came within five feet of me. What a precious sight - this tiny bird beating it's wings and feeding off the underside of a giant sword fern frond." Than on April 14, 2010 I wrote," Vanilla leaf- when I first drew this particular plant it was no more than 1" across. Today I have returned and it is now 10" across." These thoughts, drawings and measurements came together in this tapestry I wove last fall/winter titled; Achlys triphylla • vanilla leaf. This woodland plant is seen in the spring, in my yard and elsewhere along sunlit forest edges. It has a misty cloud of tiny white flowers but it is the large, sweet scented leaves with a vanilla like fragrance that make it special. This tapestry measures 21.5" by 21.5" and is mounted on a frame and it is ready to hang on a wall. I am making it available to purchase for my readers for a limited amount of time. 40% of the purchase price will be used to purchase warm clothing and food for homeless northern BC teens. A lay away plan is an option. For additional details or to purchase email me: firstname.lastname@example.org