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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
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.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Vancouver Film Festival

Just home from seeing the new Sarah Polley film, Take This Waltz. Michelle Williams is amazing as the confused and emotionally needy protagonist. Not a perfect film, but very beautiful and evocative. Maybe a chic flick, but a good one. Worth seeing for the hilarious scene of the aquacizes class in the local pool and the subsequent subtle revelation of the reality of aging women's bodies.

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