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The Dream of a Cortes Children’s Forest Trust

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Sometimes art gives nature the voice it desperately needs.

Artist orientation with Sabine Mense Leader and  Christine Robinson
Beautiful forest light in the Cortes Children`s Forest

Last August my family and I traveled north to lovely Cortes Island for a weekend of creativity, community and nature connection. Along with a group of painters, ceramic artists, a videographer and a weaver we spent three days immersed in the lush beauty of this magical place. There is a struggle beneath the quiet exterior as residents and nature find themselves up against Islands Timberland in a bid to save a beautiful stretch of Carrington Bay from being clear cut.The artist’s journey to the children’s forest  has shape shifted into a pilgrimage of artists devoted to contributing artworks to see the children’s forest preserved in perpetuity.  To learn more and find out how you can help visit

Ruby working on her painting
Ruby`s painting
My inspiration was forest light and shadow
Our favourite spot under the grandmother trees
Painting in the forest

Meanwhile the artists are busy getting ready for an art auction to be held Friday evening November 23rd at Artspring on Salt Spring Island. My piece, inspired by and created directly with the shadows the upper canopy creates on the ground is entitled Light Play and will be up for sale that evening. Please come out and support this very worthy cause.

Shadow play
Light Play
24″x 16`”
mixed media on wood
Lisa LipsettThe Dream of a Cortes Children’s Forest Trust

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