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Give a Little Bit of Nature this Year!!

We're very excited to be attending three Christmas Craft Fairs this season - hope to see you at one or all of them:

- Nov 18 & 19th: Cumberland Winterfaire

- Dec 2 & 3rd: Coomb's Christmas Market at the Coombs Fairgrounds (11 to 5 each day)

- Dec 17th: Made with Love Market at Native Son's Hall in Courtenay (10 to 4 pm).


We also each have a piece on display at the Pearl Ellis Gallery - Members Christmas Show in Comox that runs until December 23rd.

Dragonfly over the Wetland fused glass wall hanging.Dragonfly over the Wetland fused glass wall hanging.

Nature Sightings

Our suet feeder has been busy with lots of bird activity from larger birds like Stellar's Jays and  Northern Flickers through to the smaller Chesnut-backed Chickadees and Dark-eyed Juncos.  Our hummingbird feeders are also 'humming' with countless visits from our beautiful Anna's Hummingbirds.

Meet the Artists

Meet Glenn and ThomMeet Glenn and ThomGlenn Gustafson (left):

Glenn has dabbled in many different arts and crafts and still tends to experiment with many mediums in the work he creates.  While trained primarily as a weaver and fibre artist, Glenn also enjoys creating artworks using leather, wire, paper, pottery and photography.  He is frequently out exploring the parks and protected areas in the Comox Valley in search of new inspiration and materials to create with.

Thom Rypien (right):

Thom has also explored many types of media and techniques, but has landed quite firmly in the area of fused and stained glass production.  Starting with some initial lessons taught by a friend, Thom has gone on to take glass courses and workshop in Canada as well as in California, Washington and Nevada (at the Stained Glass Expo).  Thom has displayed his work at various galleries across Western Canada including most recently at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.