Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.
In September the skies in Alberta are blue, blue, blue and the water everywhere reflects the sky. Walking with my brother along the North Saskatchewan River was wonderful, especially as finally there were no more mosquitoes for the year.
All along the river bank were signs of hard working beavers: