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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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Friends reunion in Palm Desert, California

This past weekend was my annual reunion with my high school friends, five of us who graduated from Fort Saskatchewan High School together in 1970. Anne bought a snow bird home in Palm Desert last year, so this was our second year visiting there. What a lovely place to all be together. Janice was missing because of foot surgery, but we had some happy Skype visits with her so that we all felt that we were together.

Just four of us around the pool.
A continuous line sketch of the dining room.

A continuous line sketch of the kitchen.
A panoramic night photo taken from my friend's West Vancouver balcony, looking east towards the Lions Gate Bridge, south to Vancouver, and west to the setting sun over the University of British Columbia endowment lands.

Heading home from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, looking out of a rainy window from the ferry to a typical British Columbia scene of a tugboat pulling loaded barges of wood chips up to a pulp and paper mill on the coast.

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