I live on Vancouver Island, BC in a small cottage by the sea called Black Crow Cottage. My husband ‘MiLorne’ and I built our small cottage a few years back. After our daughters grew up and away we embraced the idea of minimizing.
So we sold the big house and gave away or sold a lot of the items that are necessary to fill all the rooms of a big house and then we built small, very small by most folks standards, a mere 1000 square feet. It has been challenging in some ways and liberating in others to live on a smaller footprint.
Living by the sea allows me the luxury of kayaking, beach combing and hiking the nearby trails. I enjoy beach rambles and collecting driftwood, stones, shells, beach glass and curios. With the West Coast as my inspiration I then repurpose these found items into home decor.
Using reclaimed wood for Folk Art satisfies my need to be creative. I enjoy taking reclaimed wood, cutting, painting and repurposing it as something whimsical, fun and playful. Living by the sea offers me a fresh ‘crop’ of driftwood daily to use in the making of Driftwood Art, such fun to create, and of course it’s very gratifying if others enjoy them as well!
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