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Box is finished

so the tarp is off – the coating is on and here are the results of the last 2 weeks. not my painted sun – but a glare in the photo at the end of the day. I couldn’t get far enough away to take a proper photo because of the drop off bankside down […]

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Happy Hour with friends

A great reception for the opening of our ” A Happy Hour” group exhibition…lots of familiar faces and some new ones. Plenty of messages and new stories of Happy Hours on the post-it note wall in the gallery. Lots of laughter and smiles as folks read the stories with each art piece. Thank you to […]

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NEW Blog on janpoynter.com

well it looks like the new website is up and running just fine. and I will be posting any further blog writings and pics, studio updates and information to the new site. Thanks for visiting ! the regular BLOG will be continued when I have something to share…;-) and the studio updates will be under […]

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last Haida Gwaii post

this will be the last of my blog postings for the journey. a few days to finalize things and pack up before heading home. My thanks to pal Drew for the use of his cozy home in Masset. A restful place to paint, read, nap and write.

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the Poles speak

I will let the poles speak for themselves. and I did manage to wander away from the interpretive tour long enough to do a small sketch. My way of absorbing and experiencing the place. Heather Beamish and myself

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Boat trip to Skedans. old poles

SKEDANS Headed out to the old village site of Skedans on Louise Island – on the west side facing Hecate Straight. After a lovely dawn 90minute drive down from Masset to Charlotte, 30 min ferry ride to the south island, 40 minutes jolting drive on a rough logging road, in a packed van with 10 […]

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Wind and welfare

Folks here take the weather pretty seriously. They talk about it all the time, everywhere you go. In a place where every other person has or is out on a boat, with some of the most unpredictable waters in the west…it is serious. Fishers, tour operators, charters seem to be the mainstay of the local […]

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Two Hill – most fabulous steps in the world

The stairs on Tow Hill I have seen a lot of trails, paths and walkways all over the world. But never anything like this. You must excuse the mulitple photos of the boardwalk here, but I was seriously blown away with deep appreciation and respect for the trail builders of Tow Hill. Not only the […]

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Friday – Tow Hill – Blow hole

A great place to spend a sunny morning – views in all directions. and without even checking the tide tables I managed to hit the blowhole at it huffing and spashing best. Complete with rainbows in every spray.

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Towards Tow Hill

thursday – start the day with Cinnamon buns. I decided to explore only as far as Agate beach. Then come back out to do Tow Hill and area another time – and just drive through what I had already seen. Yeah – good luck with that. It seems to take me a very long time […]

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