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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.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


This morning J. and had our usual Saturday morning routine: French Toast for breakfast with black coffee, then off to the recycling centre and to pick up a Globe and Mail at the General Store. Then, as it was a nice day (if only the fog had burned off it would have been glorious sunshine) we decided to go for a bike ride before lunch. Not our "round the island" route of 25 km over 1 1/2 hours that we do in the summer months, but rather a shorter ride up Lake Road, cross over the island on Pickles Road, then down the big hill and back home along Northwest Road. We rode for 10.57 km and it took us 45 minutes. The gravel road surfaces where a tire sucking mix of clay and sand that kept me in low gear much of the first half of the ride, but it was lots of fun and we felt great afterwards. See a map of our trip at http://g.co/maps/rgahq .

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