Part of the welcoming group. Photo by Michelle Young
I was part of a group that welcomed our newest Gabriolan family, the Merbeds, to the island as they drove off the ferry. I think it was one of my proudest moments as a Canadian. Yesterday they were in Lebanon, today they arrived on the other side of the world. It will be a huge culture shock, I am sure, but I know Gabriolans will do their best to help them feel welcome and get settled in.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.