Pure Joy !


Happy Victoria Day long weekend 2020 !  It is a different summer holiday experience this year, but fun to get back to nature.  We’ve been exploring different off-leash venues with our dog Loki.

This is Loki, exploring the trails that ultimately lead to the South Saskatchewan River. Bounding off the trails into the River and back again in pursuit of the big sandbar beach at Chief Whitecap Waterway.

Loki is a cross between an Alaskan Husky and a Malamute, very good natured, a good listener and a great family member.


This is definitely her happy place !



Giving herself a big shake and ready to head back up the trails and home!IMG_5589.HEIC




Painted on clear glass and kiln-fired. I haven’t yet decided whether or not to frame with a stained glass copper-foiled border with a chain to hang or to finish it in a wooden portrait frame, but it will be ‘framed-finished’ soon, to enjoy the light passing through it. 

I only recently discovered this reference photo and the photo is dated to be ~circa 1928. She was just 17 years old in this photo. Hoping I did her justice with this small tribute. She was beautiful!

My Grandmother, Florence. (1911-1997)

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IMG_2971by Toby Cote


Based on a personal photo from one of the first churches in Costa Rica, all that remains now is the ruins.  In this watercolor sketch, I imagined a procession of villagers making a pilgrimage to the church in preparation for a ceremony, together as a community, presumably hundreds of years ago.


I was very excited and honored to be informed that my entry ‘Capilano’ was one of the 35 pieces accepted into Dimensions 2019 . Dimensions 2019 is the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work.

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