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    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

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Featured Artist Friday: Marcy Horswill

Marcy HorswillMarcy Horswill is a Fibre Artist and Graphic Designer and the owner of Sunflower Design in Alberta, Canada.

“As a young child, I was always aware of my environmental surroundings. My father was a forestry engineer and most weekends involved time spent out of doors as a family. We hiked up mountains and meandered through woods, all the while, learning about the trees, plants and wildlife that surround us."

Marcy Horswill - “Head Held Proud” - Fibre Art - 15.25 x 18 in."As I grew up, I spent many hours alone, out of doors, absorbing all of nature’s beauty. When I was eight years old, my parents bought me a horse, which we kept boarded at a nearby farm. Riding horseback through field and forest gave me a new perspective and a longed for independence to explore nature on my own. On horseback, I was disguised as an extension of the horse and got a great sense of what it is like to be part of the forest."

Marcy Horswill - “Reaching Out - Fibre Art - 16 x 15.75 in.Marcy Horswill - “Calyx Query” - Fibre Art - 13.75 x 13 in. Marcy Horswill - “Hope #1” - Fibre Art - 13.5 x 16.5 in. "After growing up and being sensitive to human activity overpowering nature, I had to take a step back and look at nature’s side of the story. Questions arose. Was nature really suffering while the human population took over the environment? Or was it holding its own, adapting its life cycles to those of the humans surrounding it? Instead of watching this interaction with distress and horror, I began to watch it with interest. Now when I walk through the forest and fields on the edges of the city, I look for changes in nature and I watch for plants that are thriving. It is not easy to see positive natural adaption. It is much easier to see garbage littering the earth, chopped down trees, and forests bulldozed over for new house basements to be dug. One really must look a lot closer to see that some of nature is trying very hard to spring back, despite the human factor. some cases nature is triumphant.”