Klee Wyck Journal: The Making Of A Wilderness Retreat by Lou MckeeKlee Wyck Journal: The Making Of A Wilderness Retreat by Lou Mckee

Klee Wyck Journal: The Making Of A Wilderness Retreat

byLou Mckee

Paperback | October 31, 2017

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After many years of paddling the waterways and outer coasts of the Pacific northwest, author and artist Lou McKee planned a short kayaking trip near Vancouver Island with friends and family that unexpectedly became a yearly tradition. During the first trip that Pacific Northwestern summer, they chanced upon an enchanting stretch of beach and spend several days collecting stones polished by the ocean, exploring the nearby creek, and breathing in the wonder of untamed water and wilderness. This remote coastal beach draws them back year after year, though the coastal rains became almost too much to endure. Thus, the Klee Wyck Cabin, as it comes to be named, is borne from found cedar beach logs and other reclaimed wood to shield the travelers from summer storms. For a few weeks each year, friends and family came together to share stories, heartaches, celebrations, and the building of the tiny wilderness retreat cabin.

Lou A. McKee was born on May 25th, 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her childhood summers were spent on Texada Island, where she learned at an early age to swim and row a boat. She has worked as a watercolor painter, illustrator, greeting card artist, fabric and dinnerware designer, and most recently as an oil pastel painte...
Title:Klee Wyck Journal: The Making Of A Wilderness RetreatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:Epicenter PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935347756

ISBN - 13:9781935347750


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read! This would be an amazing book if it contained just plain text but the artwork on every page really makes it come alive!
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emily Carr Would be Proud This story transports you to a different place and a different way of viewing the world. Lou experiences her home away from home through her family, friends, fauna and food.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A magical cabin, a magical book! I SAVORED this book, much like I would a chunk of exquisite dark chocolate and a glass of ruby red wine. I loved everything about Lou Mckee's lovely memoir: the silky feel of it in my hands, the remarkable illustrations, the stories within the stories, getting to know Lou and hubby David along with the myriad of friends who were privy to this most magical cabin in a most magical place. Each time I picked Klee Wyck Journal up I settled deep into my couch and anticipated being transported to another coastal adventure. Lou never disappoints. Read this book if YOU'D enjoy being transported to a magical cabin in a magical place! It's more than a journal, more than a memoir, more than a work of art. This is a treasure, much like the legacy the author and David have left behind. ~ Susan Marie Conrad, author of "Inside, One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage"
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful and Calming Reading Klee Wyck Journal was a like floating on the gentle rise and fall of slow moving waves. The story unfolds over time allowing the reader to grow with the Lou McKee's journeys, developments, and the relationship of the diverse characters. Each time I opened the book I would look at all the illustrations again and again to soothe my mind. When illustrations and text are this captivating, you know Lou put her heart and soul into Klee Wyck Journal, and in return her story also touched my hear and soul.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Illustrated Journal of a Pacific Northwest Adventure! This delightful true story of adventure and comraderie, written and illustrated by Lou McKee, follows her merry band of kayak'ers over a period of more than two decades as they "grow" a dream, a charming cabin, their wilderness retreat called Klee Wyck, near a remote beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Within a few pages, your senses will be engaged, hearing waves and songs, smelling dinner cooking, picking up cool rocks at the shoreline, immersed vicariously in this unique journey as if you are right there. Ever so many splendid, colorful original illustrations enrich this story. Truly a book to both savor and devour, to hold in one's hands. Oh, and there are recipes, whale and bear tales ~ much more for you to discover! Thank you to Epicenter Press.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the joy of nature on the west coast I recently received a copy of Klee Wyck Journal and I am REALLY enjoying it !!! Your stories are filled with observations of, and interest in, the outdoors and all the many sights, sounds and details. Your illustrations are so beautifully done I can almost smell the seashore and feel the living textures. Thank you for sharing your experiences, your poignant insights and love of life!!! I have enjoyed the works of Ernest Thompson Seton and Audubon, but your art reflects more texture, and intimacy with your subject.
Date published: 2018-06-05