On the drive back home
We pass majestic grain elevators
And lonely dilapidated farm buildings.
We pull over on a grid road to stretch our legs and pick a pretty prairie bouquet.
Trains rumble past through the golden fields.
Upon our arrival, we converse quietly over tea or coffee at the kitchen table.
Pauses are long but the silence is peacefully welcomed.
Stories and memories are always shared over a big meal around the table.
Produce, pickles and preserves are anticipated.
Amber Antymniuk was born and raised on an acreage outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan.
Amber holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina, where she specialized in Arts Education, with a major in visual arts and a minor in English. She holds a Fine Arts degree from the same university.
She makes her home in Saskatoon, where she taught Kindergarten to Grade 8 Arts Education in the Public School Division for five years before taking parental leave — “a perfect opportunity,” she says, “to utilize some of my skills that had been put on the shelf over the years.” Amber spends her days raising two boys, writing, painting and distributing her book titled, H is for Home: A Saskatchewan Alphabet.
Amber draws inspiration from her rural upbringing and from Mother Nature.