WINTER is here!

November snows, early skiing, and winter tracking bring reflection and dancing light. We need to keep beauty in our hearts and gratitude in our step.

Fall is in the air...

One more month of gallery art and coffee before Gallery closes, but plans afoot for amazing exhibits in 2019. Meanwhile good friends to talk with, a few pop ups events to schedule, also swimming in the lake, bringing in the docks, and many rowing and sailing days to go!


“A prayer among friends” from Of Earth by John Daniels

Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive with one another, we walk here in the light of this unlikely world - that isn’t ours for long. May we spend generously the time we are given. May we enact our responsibilities as thoroughly as we enjoy our pleasures. May we see the clarity; may we seek a vision that serves all beings; may we honour the mystery… may we hold… the gift of good work and bear it forth, whole. We are born forth by a power and we give praise to this One Earth, with love.


SUNDAY August 19, 9-4pm Spoon Carving Workshop with Alex Forbes and her Wonder Wagon traveling studio. If interested please contact me ASAP - Diane Gayer at

This one-day workshop leads participants through the creation of their own cooking / serving ladle out of cherry, maple, mahogany or other hardwood. Starting with a conversation about design and use, participants will choose wood and begin designing and shaping their spatula. You will be using a band saw to cut out the initial shape and then using a number of hand carving and shaping tools including gouges, spoke shaves and rasps. Then carvers will shape and finish a spatula to a fine polish ready for the kitchen.

This workshop is for anyone hankering to carve a ladle, spoon or spatula and who likes working with their hands. Beginners and experienced carvers welcome. Alex’s workshop can be seen here:

Heat of the Summer!

Heat of the Summer!

With the heat of the summer, I have started to build a canopy for the entrance.  Even if I could use shade at the front doors now it will still be useful whenever it gets up.  With luck and good (read cooler) weather it might be up for the next ART OPENING on Aug 31.  Also getting John Marius to make metal brackets for it - just like he did for the front benches.

Summer Solstice Fare

The living/green roof now shares space with the sculpture "Waves" by Kate Pond, the geese have been tagged (banded) by Fish & Wildlife, Jack & Friends are playing music on Sunday June 24 at 11am, we have new eats & treats Hazelnut Jam cookies and Torta de la nonna (a ricotta based cheesecake with toasted pine nuts), and the light and colour of Ed Owre and Holly Rae Taylor's Abstract Landscapes: Solid and LIght are dancing around the gallery with the light and color of the corn growing outside. The play between Art and Environment is in everything around us... Happy Summer Solstice!