Linda Danielson has worked in the dining room of Sooke Harbour House since 1980, where she is much nourished by the creative environment. She has also long been involved in textile arts but only lately discovered that her true passion is making art doll figures. Her studio resembles an archeological dig comprised of fabrics, beads, paints, bones, shells, stones, dried foliage and all kinds of wonderful thrift store finds. Using Celtic studies, shamanism and folklore as inspiration, each piece is needle-sculpted, lightly painted and masked. Her work has been included in many local exhibitions and can be found in private collections in Great Britain, Australia, the U.S. and Canada.