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.
J.'s birthday was a great success starting early in Calgary, touching down in Fort Saskatchewan, on the day with his twin sister at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, and finally here at home with the late sun reflecting off the high tide water lighting up the room. Wonderful family and friends at a special time and now super to be home. Dinner was roast chicken with cream gravy, baked Parmesan and parsley rice casserole, steamed asparagus with hollandaise sauce, champagne, and stewed rhubarb from the garden. And now the wonderful man is doing the dishes.