Nancy on her 2nd birthday. I'm going to do one of two things here - face dive into the cake or push her face into it. I can't remember just what happened (probably nothing as I'm sure mom and/or Dad intervened. LOL)
I have one sister, Nancy. Nanc is 2.5 years younger than me, however once we hit our late teens and to the present, I've always felt like the younger sister. Nancy is a very deep thinker, very philosophical and tends to take things much more seriously than I do. Of the two of us, she has always been the mature one. Me? Even in my middle age...perpetually immature.
This past Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. my sis Nancy and her eldest daughter, Kelsey arrived from Vancouver. They had travelled east to Ontario for Kelsey's graduation ceremony from Guelph University and also as Kelsey was receiving a special award of excellence in her studies.
Nanc and Kels
We don't see each other often (due to the 5 hour plane journey separating us) and even though our visit was short, it was wonderful to just sit and chat and get caught up. Sure, we speak on the phone and email, however there is something special about chatting face to face.
Nancy also inherited artistic genes from our parents. Infact, I feel she is more talented than I am. She is very diversified and over the years has worked with textile arts (weaving, felting, quilting, etc), paper creations, and pottery. Her prime focus now is still pottery. She incorporates her love of, and the spirituality of west coast nature into her creations. Where she lives in Vancouver is very close to the ocean and she also has an old growth forest nearby........what utopic places to walk! Kelp, shells, driftwood, stones, fungi, nothing is safe from her collector spirit when she is on one of her daily walks. Nanc has exhibited in several galleries in the BC area and below are some of the pieces she had in the most recent show.
I absolutely love her work! It is organically beautiful and I'm so proud that I have several of her pieces for my own collection
Her creative time is limited at the moment due to a very demanding fulltime job, but I know that whenever she can she is into the clay. To see more of Nancy's work you can visit her website
And finally,I love this pic - it reminds me of when Nanc and I were (alot) younger and played dress-up with mom's old dresses and our favorite dolls.