Local artists and writers, there for the finding in the digital world

This is the beautiful, just-launched website Artistry in Union (artistryinunion.com) featuring the work of Queensborough artists Jen and Ed Couperus.

This is the beautiful, just-launched website Artistry in Union (artistryinunion.com) featuring the work of Queensborough artists Jen and Ed Couperus. Check it out to see Jen’s carvings and Ed’s burled bowls, and to find out more about them and their work.

Tonight I want to point readers in the direction of two very recent arrivals on the proverbial internet: a website featuring the work of our Queensborough friends Jen and Ed Couperus, both incredibly talented wood-carvers; and the new blog of our Madoc friend Brenda Skinner, a very fine writer and photographer.

Jen and Ed’s site, Artistry in Union (artistryinunion.com) has beautiful photos of examples of their work: Jen’s carvings, mostly of animals and scenes from nature; and Ed’s splendid wooden bowls. There’s also a section about what inspires them in their creative work, and it features a lovely photo of the two of them taken, I believe, very close to Queensborough. Jen and Ed do beautiful work (I wrote about it once before, here); in addition to checking it out on their new website, you can come and see it and meet them in person at this year’s Tweed and Area Studio tour; details here.

rightonthedoorstep.wordpress.com

Meanwhile, our friend Brenda Skinner, whose charming little book (called Utter Peace and Tranquility) about life in a pretty corner of Northern Ontario I wrote about here, has started a blog of her own, called Right On the Doorstep (rightonthedoorstep.wordpress.com). In it Brenda – who now lives with her husband, Peter, in Madoc; Raymond and I have had the pleasure of having them as guests at the Manse – combines her acute observations of the natural world, her photographic skills, and her memories of what sounds like a rather charmed existence in their former “up north” life into daily posts that are lovely to read and to look at.

And with that, I bid you good night – and urge you to spend some time this weekend checking out Artistry in Union and Right On the Doorstep!

2 thoughts on “Local artists and writers, there for the finding in the digital world

  1. A very nice site, Artistry in Union. Worth a look and a future visit to meet the artists and see their works.

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