A funny week...
It's been a week of highs and lows...which is probably fairly common for most people, I think. Some of the highs include the invitation to exhibit a portion of 'The Grandmothers' project at the unveiling of the new Trico Living Well community for seniors in autumn. The portraits and the stories will be exhibited together so that any residents and visitors will be able to learn more about each of these amazing women and how they have inspired and influenced others. Plus, the 'Extraordinary Women' exhibit has been arranged at the Airdrie Public Library for November...I especially love it as there are so many biographies & autobiographies of many of these women available at the library. 'Woman's Work' has been progressing so nicely and I am also thankful that so many incredible women have already stepped up to share their stories with me. To learn more and to read about these women, please visit my portfolio page online here.
On a not so great note, I found out that I have early onset cataracts which, apparently, is very quick to advance. I am thankful for terrific medical help and we are hopeful that it doesn't progress as quickly as it might and am glad that I could get glasses that can make any accommodations for now as my vision is extremely important as an artist. The prognosis is good in that surgery is a viable option but for now we'll just wait and see. And though my right shoulder has also been an issue again, that has seemed to slowly settle again, for which I am beyond grateful.
I wanted to share this video I made last year about imposter syndrome as I believe artists feel it quite often and even after all these years I find that some days are better than others. I have also (finally!) created an online store here for my eCourses. I lost a few videos which I hope to film again (Hearts and CityScapes) but have made those PDFs available for now. To celebrate that I have finally done this after many years of thinking about it, I have decided to list the full eCourses (PDF + Video) on sale.
Woman's Work::Carmel Moir
When the schools closed because of Covid, I lost my job as a visiting Art teacher. As I was 64 at the time, I was basically forced into a retirement that I did not want. I loved my work and miss it terribly! It’s been the loneliest time of my life.
~ Carmel Moir