Let Me Introduce You! Marylin Carter

Maryline with mug

Marylin, proudly showing off a mug made by her daughter, Cara, of Chasing Fire Studio.

Marylin is the very embodiment of creativity. She sees beauty all around her and knows how to enhance any space.

Step into Marylin’s yard, and you are surrounded by colour and texture, light and shadow, along with vignettes of decorative touches making her garden a gallery to be browsed and explored.

If you are lucky enough to be invited into her home, you will be embraced by more lovely touches, in addition to her warmth, hospitality, and humour.


You may remember an earlier post about ceramics artist, Cara Carter. I am finally bringing you Cara’s mom, and my amazing friend, Marylin! Here she is, in her own words.

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Let me introduce you! Christalee Froese.

I met Christalee at the University of Saskatchewan 30 years ago (Whoa!  I just did the math.  30 years ago?  How is that possible?).  While the call to higher learning fell on my deaf ears, Chris went on to get a degree in journalism and political science.  Since then, she has been the editor of newspapers, has written for newspapers & magazines, and has recently written a manuscript for a book. Continue reading

Let me introduce you! Chasing Fire Ceramics Studio.

I met Cara Carter through a close friend of mine, Cara’s mom.  Like most moms, Marylin has a tendency to brag about her amazing children.  Once I saw Cara’s beautiful, functional, sometimes whimsical creations, I realized the bragging was definitely warranted.


I’d be lying if I said I’m not jealous of her talent. I’ve tried pottery. It’s not as easy as it looks.  What Cara does is art.  What I did was schmooshing clay around on a wheel.   Continue reading

Let me introduce you! PixieWinkle Jewelry

As my “About” page says, I seem to surround myself with incredibly creative people. There’s something about the energy, the sense of fun, and the endless possibilities that artistic, musical, dramatic, crafty people seem to bring to the party.

I hope to dazzle you with the wonderful talents of people I am fortunate enough to call friends.  To start with, I think a monthly introduction will work well. Of course, you’re just dying to meet some of these fabulous people, so let me introduce you!

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