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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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Creative activities today

It rained today, so I did not walk in the morning - and then the sun shone, and then again it rained and it was cold, and the sun shone some more, and the wind blew - a changeable coastal day for sure.

I embroidered lots and lots on Garden Tapestry #1 (working title), I dyed a 5 foot length of PDF cotton using Maiwa Moss green colour to make backing for the Garden Tapestries, I took some hand quilted table mats to the Denman Island Craft Shop to be juried for inclusion in the shop, I made 3 acrylic paint block prints of my rooster, and I painted a pen and watercolour of an unfurling bracken fern. Oh, and I got some reading done while waiting at the doctor's office. A very productive day, although not heavy on the exercise  . . .

I love my fern. I painted it larger than my usual journal size, as I want to paint a few full size pieces and frame them for the upcoming gallery show of our watercolour group that will be the first show of the Summer Gallery series at the Denman Island Arts Centre for 2015, May 20 to 26.

Bracken Fern Unfurling.

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