In April of this year I signed up to work on a project called “Stories of the Past”. I was teamed up with a senior from a retirement home here in Vernon along with six other artists and seniors. The plan was to have an exhibition at the end of September telling their stories in artwork and words. It has been a great project and I have enjoyed getting to know my senior, Lucy, who turned 91 this summer. She has some great Vernon historical connections and I am looking forward to telling her story on September 30.
I recently completed a coloring book of whimsical images similar to the ones on this website. It was fun to create and available in most of the locations that carry my cards. Here is a peek at some of the images. Coloring at first glance may seem childish, an act that many of us did when we were young. But think back – remember why you colored, and how you felt when you were doing it. The act of coloring itself becomes a meditation that relieves stress, relaxes the body and clarifies the thought processes. I am now looking forward to coloring my originals and creating prints and cards from them. Coloring for me is happiness.
What a nice surprise to show up at the Annual Ribbon Show opening at the Armstrong Art Gallery and discover receiving three ribbons for the art pieces I entered. Second Prize for Mixed Media, Third Prize for Alternate Medium, and Third Prize for Acrylic.