I am a young 57 yr-old with three grown sons, three grandsons, and a young grand-daughter. I recently spent many years attending the University of Victoria part-time, taking courses in various areas including Medieval Art & History, English & Copyediting, Arts & Design, for my Bachelor of Arts.
I have always had a special connection with animals — have a wonderful 3-yr-old black lab puppy [Lady Daisy May] & a snotty 9-yr-old cat [Pardus] who rules our roost. The beautiful Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island is our paradise playground. 😆
😮 I love the brilliant colours of stained glass & how they’re constantly changing with the different light. I find the art techniques, essentially the same as in medieval times, fascinating & relaxing.
I prefer to express myself in window & door projects using the lead came method — although once in awhile I will do a smaller project in copperfoil.
The beautiful nature of the Isle inspires me. I tend to live away from the cities — currently rent a lovely ½-acre on the Sooke Basin [west of Victoria] & especially enjoy the peace of the water out my back door. 🙂
😀 My three sons — 38, 37, & 33 — are spread out between living here on the Isle or in northern B.C. & working in northern Alberta. Of course, grandchildren are a great joy — but they’ve also brought an awakening in my life. I’m sure I learn more from them than they do from me. 😉
I enjoy design in all its forms — glass, interior, furniture, graphic, landscape, . . . Life is so much better when it’s uniquely planned to be organized & aesthetically pleasing — seamlessly flowing with the beauty of nature.
Functional glass art on Vancouver Isle