I've now completed 11 paintings in this series and have just begun canvas no. 12 which measures 30x36 inches. In conjunction with this piece, I will begin painting number 13 which measures 48x60 inches...that's the one I'm really excited about as I love working large. I have held these pieces a lot closer to me than I usually do, only sharing the completed work with very few people and I think it's probably because they are so personal. It's been fun sharing some of the steps in progress and as much as I'd like to share the completed work, I know that it needs to sit quietly for awhile. This body of work will be shown as a series at the Inglewood Fine Arts in Calgary this fall so I will be happy to see them exhibited as a collective. I am so happy to have this work for my hands and my heart as I have been struggling personally. My eldest daughter is about to leave the country and though it is only a short trip this is the first time she's been somewhere that I cannot be near. She is also preparing to leave home for University in fall which makes my heart heavy as I love having her here. All this separation is definitely causing me some anxiety though I know it will be so good for her...and for me, too. I am grateful to have a younger daughter to dote on while my other grows up and away. And I am extremely grateful to continue this work that gives me so much joy.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan