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Recently I have started to whittle birds in the Danish style called "snitte". Birds are abundant right now around our bird feeder and they bring me great joy. I have experienced joy in learning to carve (whittle) them from wood and from gathering the pieces of wood that the carvings sit upon. When I was a young girl, I walked by the home of John Gerver, a Kelowna bird carver, who lived in Brant's Creek farmhouse in the 1950s and 60s. He would display his carvings in a natural way in the trees that surrounded his property.
I have a passion for the community in which I live and the beauty and fragility of the Okanagan Valley where I was born and raised. Also, because the Okanagan Valley is a semi-arid environment, I feel strongly that the protection of our water systems needs to be an imperative. Not only are the large lakes (Okanagan, Wood, and Kalamalka) vulnerable, but also are the out of the way water edges, ponds, and streams. I know that protection and preservation of our waters is not only a concern for the Okanagan but is a universal subject that people are becoming more aware of. Water has deep spiritual meaning for me in that it makes up the basis of all life and connects all life on earth through its life-giving powers.
|A River Runs through It||Wonder & Awe||When Two or Three are Gathered||Elders Know 2|
|Seeing the Forest through the Trees||Red Ladder to Safe Harbour||Two Birds||Painting Sunshine during the Pandemic|
|Relaxation||Three Quails||Geranium Pot||Simply Callas|
|dos camellias "Quintessence"||The Gift||Winter Laundry||Me Looking at You Looking at Me one|
|Me Looking at You Looking at Me two||Poppy Chair 1||Poppy Chair 3||Elders Know|
|I Can't Keep from Singing||Two Ewe||Mother Love||precious these waters two|
|Wheelbarrow Garden||Luscious||Japanese Lanterns||Time to Stand and Stare|
|Magpies two||Balsam Root||Shasta Daisies two||Red|
|Peace Poppies||Koi Pond -2||Lodge Road Cows -1||Skating on Duck Lake|
|Fall Maples||Down to the Water||Bathed in Light: Arrowleaf Balsam Root Flowers|