After working for many, many years in a large city of 2 million, Larry and I decided it was time to pull out that dream we had when we met in the 1970’s of living ‘out in the country’. When our wonderful kids were launched it seemed like the right time to spread our wings too and to resume the adventure we had set on the shelf while we raised our children and honed our work skills.
We wanted to live a life that was not consumer-driven, that was more meaningful and where we could embrace our creative selves. We wanted to garden in a self-sustaining way and to take time to smell the roses. We wanted more time to connect to others and to the community.
It occurred to us that fifty-something might be too late to start on such a change. We don’t have the stamina that we once had and we are also feeling our mortality. But in the end we thought, ‘We have nothing to lose and we sure aren’t getting any younger.’
This blog is a chronicle of our transformation from big-city dwellers in Canada working a regular 5 day week in Toronto, to a couple wanting a simpler, but richer life in rural Nova Scotia.
We now have the luxury of time to develop our artwork. Visit Larry’s website to see the copper enamel jewellry he’s developed. Flora’s painting and art blog is at FloraDoehler.ca We are members of the Bear River Working Artists’ Studio Tour Group.
Enjoy the journey with us.
Flora Doehler and Larry Knox