In the geographic heart of British Columbia, in the city of Prince George, lives a woman who doesn’t just create art. She lives it. Whenever that creative brain of hers lands on another art form, she masters it so quickly she makes it look effortless.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll say that Wendy Young is also a dear friend. Lucky me. She has an extraordinary sense of fun and celebration. I lived with her and her spouse, Theresa Healy, when I was in transition. Halloween rolled around, and Wendy brought out the pumpkins for carving.
At Christmas there were popcorn balls and gingerbread cookies.
Each summer Wendy adds to the artistry of the woodland that forms the backyard of the home she and Theresa share. And they don’t just share it with each other. Friends passing through, visitors to Prince George, wounded folk needing respite—all are welcome here.
I proudly wear examples of the dichroic glass jewelry Wendy creates as Sister’s Inn Fusion Glass. Her glass work is unique, colourful, and fun.
Even Wendy’s cooking is artistic. When Robin and I visited her recently, she prepared a breakfast that was as aesthetically pleasing as it was delicious.
Wendy’s colourful Web site captures glimpses of the artistry of her life. There are no boundaries to her creativity. Whether she’s in her studio designing yet another piece of art, planning a dinner party, decorating for a holiday, or preparing guest quarters for friends, Wendy makes no separation between life and art. Wendy is art.