Spirit Bear travels the Salish Sea

  Honey Bear at home with us still, in the late day light. Her and her shadow.


Our recent epic road trip began on a late night ferry off of our home island of Gabriola.

We traveled up Vancouver Island and camped out on a rocky seashore. Went for a lovely warm swim at 7:30!!! a.m.....a time when I am not even usually awake when I am at home.

Then we headed for the fabulous Filberg Festival in Comox. It is definitely a cool (although it was HOT that day) outdoor, seaside venue filled with amazing ART! And live music. Super sweet and inspiring.

After that we went to the ferry that would take us across the Salish Sea to Powell River and the Sunshine Coast. BEEyoutiful ferry crossing. It was the 2nd of what would be 6 ferry crossings on our epic 3 day road trip.

We arrived further down the Sunshine Coast (sounds like a nice place hey? it is) to Honey Bear's NEW home!


She is now dwelling in a lush, exotic garden setting within a natural forest opening. So perfect for her.

She is in good company, with some familiar friends already there. Several garden fish, Mirabelle Whale glass sculpture (you may remember her from last year) and a Tyee Salmon sculpture all from my studio. Plus the bountiful garden flowers you see in these images.

It was easy to leave her in her new surroundings, with so much love and care.

So long my dear bear friend.



"Honey Bear" with one of her creators, the metal worker, Ode Howard.



Me and my Honey Bear, fused glass and steel sculpture.



Fused glass flowers, already installed from a previous purchase by this collector. Nice home!



School of  my fused glass colourful garden fish, already living in Honey Bear's new home.



Another shot of the fused glass garden fish. Gorgeous garden for them.


With Gratitude. xoxo

Dog in Tree (window commission)

This post shows a series of images of one of my most recent installation commissions. The client is a gallery owner, from White Dog Studio Gallery in beautiful Whistler B.C.

She was a very gracious client, and knows my work well, since she represents me in her gallery. She knows I love blue trees and she likes my style.

Her requests were for a blue tree, to represent the tree that this new coloured window would be removing from view. She wanted privacy on the lower part of her window, since that part of the view was of the neighbours doorway. I totally get that part, since I live in a very private place myself.

 Also requested was an image of her beloved dog Luna in the piece somewhere.


Luna is a fluffy white Samoyed dog. The client didn't ask for the dog to be standing on a tree branch.  That was my idea! Also requested was some hearts, which I put in to represent leaves hanging from the tree.  And a stylized mountain or two, since she lives and loves in the mountains.

It fit into the window opening beautifully, and it even lined up with the real life tree in the view, as you can see in the 3rd image below.

There are infinite opportunities to use custom glass to fit most any shape or size a person could want.


Dream on it.....is there room in your life for a custom glass project?


Fused Glass Window Commission 36"x39"


Looking down!


After the installation


Close-up of Luna Dog detail


Birds and hearts in fused glass.


First glass pieces going into place.