Your Road

Your Road by T. Cote

River Flood Reflections by T Cote

The road in your mind may be wide open or you may find obstacles that weren’t there before. A familiar place made different will bring choices; double back and take a different path but know that whatever path you take, keep going, even if you slip and stumble. It may lead to wonderful things !

Wind and water may wash away the footprints in the sand , but choose to lead and make your way, even if it’s new and unfamiliar. Your fresh start may just make a better path for others to follow!

What Is Left Behind

At first glance, and by its shape, it looks like an amulet on a leather cord.  But it’s simply the remains of a tree branch hanging by its root, eroded by the river and wind on the edge of the river. It’s protected, by the rim of the bank, yet exposed to the elements. 

Above the object, it looks like petroglyphs or fossils and the sands of the bank are the result of many years of eroded deposits. 

I was pleased to find this special place, natural and untouched. A lesson to examine what you see and not to accept what your eyes understands it to be. The untainted landscape of what was left naturally behind. 

Angel Of Disquietude

Angel of Disquietude

Artwork by Toby Cote

In these first weeks of summer, there’s an air of worry, stepping into an unknown time with no past to base experiences on. A new time, looking for hope and light in these unparalleled times, finding a path to navigate our reality. In as much as our Angel is pondering to lead and teach us all.

A Little Night Garden

I’ve been attracted to the idea of creating a Night Garden. Lighting the night garden and pathways, watching the reflection of the moon. Creating fountains to heighten the sounds of water and rustling leaves, with light and fragrance at night. It is emphatic when you are enjoying a lunar event.

Just after midnight on June 21, there will be a lunar eclipse of the New Moon as we celebrate Summer Solstice.

The longest day of the year and the ushering in of summer!

Enjoy this change of seasons, celebrating our creativity and reflection in these times of isolation. There will be new opportunities presented and some which we will need to release and let go. During this time of opening new doors to a new season and the lunar eclipse event, give thought to how you will move forward. What direction will you move toward? What doors will open and invite you in, and which ones will you choose to open?

Beach Bungalow Coasters

Thinking Beach Cocktails ? Beach Bungalow Coaster Set by Borealis1Boutique via @Etsy New on the Etsy store!!

These coasters made from fusible glass and kiln-fired, remind me of a Caribbean beach holiday. Staying in a rustic beach bungalow, it brings back a carefree, fun-filled, lazy beach vacation !

We are so looking forward to summer!!

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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