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!
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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Merry Christmas and all the best in 2020!
May this coming year be your best year yet !
From our Winter Wonderland studio in Saskatoon to all of you !
by Nicole Cote
I have a weird fascination with the moon. Working on a larger one in the series right now but I like how this turned out. Watercolour and embroidery
by Toby Cote
A Watercolour from a photo taken just outside of SASKATOON on a photography, foraging expedition. It was late in Autumn, the last day before the snow came.
by 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.
by Toby Cote
Forgotten or Abandoned?
Once the centre of the community, a focal point of family gatherings, it now serves no one, no community, only the prairie landscape. Now it simply rests as a remembrance to yesterday.
Painting by Nicole Cote
When I was a kid I always used to try to sled far enough so I was under the evergreen tree. Now I don’t have to sled !
Watercolour painting, 2019. Abstract art thought for the day !
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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