I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1952 to a hard working, no frills family.
Since we grew up without the outside influence of television or books, other than school books,
nature played a big part in my life.
My earliest memories of inspiration as a child involved the study of patterns and colours
or formed all around me in the skies, flowers, birds, insects, stones and winter frost
sculptures on window panes, branches and wires.
I sorted and studied my mother's buttons for hours at a stretch and as her health declined,
marveled at the size, shapes and beautiful colours molded into medication.
I turned in colourfully illustrated social study reports on many occasions and remember
decorating the chalk boards at Christmas.
This fascination with colours and patterns stayed with me throughout the years. Finally in
I found my medium, which also touches the aboriginal part of myself and shows up in my
I feel an anticipation and excitement when I create my designs and choose my colours, not
only for myself but also for it's future owner.
All my work is crafted with love and filled with the healing energies of colour and beauty.
I hope you enjoy my visiting my website. I do take custom orders.
Marina "Dancingfirewolf" Willey
Surrey, BC, Canada
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