Tag Archives: summer

  • Mid Summer Goodness

    This is my first summer out here in the Kootenays and I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. I have been working very hard at my day job so I don’t get anywhere near as much time to create and be out doors. Whenever I can, I like to spend time in my yard […]

  • “Dust & Denim”

    Dust and Denim

    “Dust & Denim” – Weathered and rusted steel – 25″ x 35″. By Danno, 2006.

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    This piece is finally finished after corroding the spring rains of 2006. For awhile it was overcast and no rain was falling. Then mother nature came through and brought frequent showers which fell on Dust & Denim, my tribute to those of us with the tenacity to learn such a challenging instrument.

  • Spooked Spook

    I’ve been in Naramata for over three years now. It’s a sleepy little town for the most part except for a few months in mid to later summer when the tourists and fruit pickers show up. In my short time here I’ve heard a lot of wildlife within ear shot. The silly clucking of Quails, the eerie cool piercing cries of Ospreys and Eagles and the maniacal (somewhat chilling) howls of Coyotes in the night.

    Last month started what was a quick display of wildlife from all angles. It started with a Raccoon who walked down the forested hill in my backyard. Waddling confidently and cutting a slow line straight for me. I don’t know much about Raccoons so I gave him a wide berth and got out of his way while managing to admire this very neat looking critter. I mean he could be harmless but for all I know, they might hate anything bald and rip my innards out before I know it.

  • “Power”

    Power by Danno“Power”
    Weathered and rusted steel – 25″ x 35″
    By Danno, 2006

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    Having grown up in a large city, my contact with horses was minimal. It wasn’t until a boyhood Scout camp that I finally came to see one up close and get a chance to sit in the saddle. Our Scout troop had booked a day with a riding farm. You pay your fee and they lead you around a predetermined path on the back of some very bored looking horses who know the trails off by heart. That old memory got me thinking about horses.

  • “Viva la Vino”

    Viva la Vino Weathered and rusted steel – 25″x19″ By Danno, 2005 View slide show of this piece I wanted to make the line work on this a little tighter and wrap it around the edges of the panel. After three months of rusting in the summer sun and warm rains of the Okanagan Valley […]