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WENANEC (Saltspring Island)

2008 – 8×10 inches. Ink on paper. A sketchbook drawing from a kayak camping trip with the Saanich Adult Education Centre on Saltspring Island. We camped at an ancient village site on WENANEC (Saltspring Island) where there are oyster beds. Some small islets are visible from shore. We saw otters and kayakers and sea birds. One camper found a pearl in her oyster.


2012 – 5×11 inches. Watercolour and ink on paper.

Place Studies 2

May 31, 2006 – A page from my sketchbook. I took a field trip with the ALENENEC (Place Studies) program and drew this view from Island View Beach in Saanich.

Place Studies 1

2006 – A field trip sketch in my sketchbook from an ALENENEC (Place Studies) program outing to Island View Beach and the TSAWOUT reserve.

Papa's Garden Gate

Summer 2020 – 5×8 inches. Ink and watercolour on paper. A sketch of my dad’s garden gate in Creston, BC.

Mermaid Cove

Summer 2004. Ink on paper. A sketch in my sketchbook of Mermaid Cove, in Cedar, BC. This is just south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

March of the Vegetables

2009 – 8×10 inches. Pencil on paper. A fun cartoon in my sketchbook that reveals my terrible sense of humour.

Labels Portrait

Alternate title is “Mmmetcetera”. This is a portrait of Michele. Unsure of the date, but it’s before 1999. A page from my sketchbook.

Goat River

Summer 2020. Ink and watercolour on paper. A sketch of the Goat River and my sister Marion. Creston, BC.

Place Studies flowers

May 17, 2007. 8×10 inches. Ink and watercolour on paper. A page from my sketchbook. I drew some of the plants in the school garden at the Saanich Adult Education Centre.

Earth In Hand

2003 – 5×7 inches. Graphite on paper. A pencil sketch from my sketchbook. I remember a song from a children’s program when I was young called “the Big Blue Marble”. The song was about the Earth seen from space. I drew this and two other drawings on that theme.

Ingeborg's Flowers

2003 – 8×10 inches. Watercolours on paper. A page from my sketchbook that I made when I was visiting family in Germany. My cousin Ingeborg has a beautiful garden filled with flowers.