EVENTS

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Book Signing with Muskoka Debut Author, Wendy Truscott

On Saturday, September 15, Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery welcomes Muskoka Author, Wendy Truscott for a book signing of her debut novel, Haunted Journey. The book signing on Saturday, September 15 will take place between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery, 95 Muskoka Road in Bracebridge.

For 65 years Wendy has enjoyed the wonders of Muskoka, first as an early cottager and now a resident. The region’s history inspired her debut novel and a near completed sequel. Set in Muskoka in the early pioneer days, Haunted Journey is the story of 15-year-old runaway, Caleb Lawson, who is making his way home. The year is 1879 and as he journeys back to Muskoka he is haunted by dreams of his younger sisters in distress and unprepared for the challenges that await him.

Truscott is also writing a murder-romance with a Muskoka connection and continues to work on her memoirs. A former teacher and Domestic Goddess (stay-at-home mom), she discovered her creative side somewhat late in life. Always an avid reader, Truscott is equally passionate about painting and writing. A keen interest in genealogy led to writing extensive family histories, and perhaps inevitably, to a memoir-writing group at the Baysville Library.  Here she was encouraged to expand her range, resulting in her first novel and even some poetry. Two of her poems are included in the Northern Ontario Poetry Anthology, 2014.

Haunted Journey has received praise from readers of all ages.

“…exciting, historically accurate, and vibrant…Caleb is a loveable, believable character, and the descriptions of Muskoka, people, and the times resonant.” – Dr. Sheila Pennington, PhD. Author “Healing Yourself: Understanding How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body” and The Dragon Within: A Tale of Self-Discovery and Healing”.  

“I read your book and it was amazing. The way you wrote it I could picture every scene crystal clear, as if I was sitting in the corner. I was glued to it for two days straight! I only put it down to eat, sleep, or going to the bathroom….”. -Jadyn Heath (age 11)

“I purchased Haunted Journey as a gift for my granddaughter’s birthday. However, before passing it on I began reading it myself. I found it very intriguing and entertaining and found I could not put it down. I was “hooked” by the book. It is an easy read, a great little story containing some thoughtful and significant messages for young adolescents. – Elaine Cook

“I couldn’t put this book down. It is a historically accurate account of a family struggling on a subsistence farm in northern Ontario… Through their struggles are their bonds of love and endurance.  … My husband enjoyed it as much as I did.” – Leslie Dechaine

For more information, please contact Wendie Donabie at 705-646-3663

 

CULTURE DAYS

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

 

Create A Weaving to Take Home with Artist, Hannah Strand! 9 am to 5 pm

As an activity in conjunction with Canada’s Culture Days events, artist, Hannah Strand will lead you in creating a weaving project to take home. Hannah will also demonstrate her needle felting techniques. There is no charge for this activity.

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolour Demo with Artist, Christine Bojahra! 9 am to 12 noon

Join Christine at Heron’s Nest as she demonstrates her wonderful watercolour painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a Watercolour Float Card with Artist, Wendie Donabie! 1 – 3 pm

2013-11 Maple Ablaze Watercolour, Soft Pastel 10.25 x 10.5, Copyright Wendie DonabieVisual Artist, Wendie Donabie will guide you step by step to create a beautiful watercolour card you can give to a loved one or frame and hang on your wall. No experience needed! This will be a fun introduction to watercolour painting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

Create A Weaving to Take Home with Artist, Hannah Strand! 9 am to 5 pm

As an activity in conjunction with Canada’s Culture Days events, artist, Hannah Strand will lead you in creating a weaving project to take home. Hannah will also demonstrate her needle felting techniques. There is no charge for this activity.

 

Watercolour Demo with Artist, Christine Bojahra! 2 pm – 4 pm

Join Christine at Heron’s Nest as she demonstrates her wonderful watercolour painting.

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While participating in these Culture Days activities, enjoy the artwork on display at Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery: paintings by Wendie Donabie, Micheal Zarowsky and Patricia Whittle, stained glass by Maureen Haines, and furniture by Artisan builder, Conel O’Regan.

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Please note: Heron’s Nest is NOT wheelchair accessible.

For more information, visit Culture Days website or contact Wendie Donabie at 705-646-3663