Deborah Boehm lives in Dundurn, Saskatchewan. After becoming a breast cancer survivor in 2011, Deborah decided it was time to enjoy life and remembering the garden spirits that she had seen a few years earlier and finally finding the right time, took a class in Paverpol sculptures. In 2014 she became an instructor and formed her company Sunshower Garden Spirits. Going to her studio and creating these whimsical pixies, giving each their own personality, whether it is reading books, playing a flute or flying kites makes it really hard to give them up. Not having facial features enables a person to imagine the garden spirit reminds them of someone in their own life. Putting a little peak in the pixie hats is to honour her father, a remembrance of him in his RCAF uniform with his service cap.
Paverpol is a liquid fabric hardener and once cured can stay outside all year round, and rinsed off with a gentle spray of water when needed cleaning.
Deborah also does commissions, some that depict something from a person’s life, like a dancer or some that are 4 feet tall, a banjo player, all having their own personalities’.