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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.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekend in Palm Desert

Pen sketch of Anne's backyard. The perspective is wonky, but I think I captured the feel of sitting under the overhanging roof, looking out at the pool and the palms against the concrete wall.

The "super moon", at about 6:30 in the evening as we walked across the street for dinner.

On the left is a pencil and charcoal sketch from the moon photo above, which I spoiled by spraying heavily with hairspray to fix the charcoal, resulting in the ink sketch on the opposite side of the page, bleeding through. On the right is a watercolour sketch of a charming arrangement of pots in a corner of the backyard.

Three of the five, ready to open a very large bottle of Prosecco from Trader Joes.


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