Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Derek Johnston

Derek Johnston was born, raised, and educated in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He spent his career years on the front lines of education where he was well known for disrupting classrooms and staff rooms with his outrageous remarks. Despite this, he was known as a caring and effective teacher. He has carried his sense of humour into his photography which has proven to be a wonderful interest in his  retirement. He is very proud to contribute to this worthwhile project.

“Beautiful Tatiana is the daughter of a cat rescued by our local vet. She has a very sweet disposition but in this photo her twin sister, Nika, is “volunteering” as her footstool. We have a fondness for Russian names. We have since discovered that Tatiana, roughly translated, means “wrecker of the house”. Nika, of course, means “assistant wrecker”. We adopted our dog, Churchill, from SHAID. This, too, provided us with a wonderful loving pet. We are honoured to support SHAID.” - Derek

Blank greeting cards with Tatiana's image are available in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop at this link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96828668/beautiful-kitten-card-proceeds-to-animal , and are also available in the postcard sets. All participating artists paid for the printing of their cards, and that means that the FULL purchase price is donated to charity (shaid.ca)

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