Is your paddle clean and bright? Oh man…KEEN and bright? I have been singing this song wrong my whole life.

It’s turning into spring and I’m wearing shorts and I don’t think I can remember ever having been so ready for warm weather. I want to go camping and biking and swimming and paddling through lakes.

canoe 044 (Large)

Speaking of which, this necklace is based loosely on my painting of Pierre Trudeau’s canoe – the one that illustrated Justin Trudeau’s Cottage Life piece about learning to paddle from his father.

canoe 046 (Medium)

It’s made from brass but it meant to be birchbark, though Sean pointed out that it looks like waves. So whichever you prefer! I’m planning to make another with a paddle cut from the centre too.

canoe 036 (Large)

Bagged and ready to roll east with me this weekend for Halifx Crafters!


  1. Chloe
    May 1, 2013 - Reply

    I love this! And now I have Land of the Silver Birch in my head 😉

  2. amykenny
    May 1, 2013 - Reply

    Home of the beeeeeeeaver!

  3. Chloe
    May 2, 2013 - Reply

    I noticed the typo but I hate being “that guy” about stuff like that! I think both versions are acceptable (who wants a dirty paddle?!) 😉

    • amykenny
      May 2, 2013

      I wish someone had been that guy years ago. It could have saved me a lifetime of singing it the wrong way!

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