I wanted to thank everyone who have already shared photos (seeing grandmothers as young women has been lovely!) along with stories or memories. I am down to the final search for a few grandmothers, so if you are interested and haven't sent anything yet, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. As I have also begun setting up the book for this project, I need images and write-ups as soon as possible.
As several people have asked, I wanted to share how updates on the weekly portraits of 'The Grandmothers' project can be viewed:
1. https://www.veronicafunk.com/the-grandmothers.html - The latest portrait along with photographs and story/memories are posted weely on my website. There is a specific page listed under my portfolio page with all of the portraits with a link on each image to more information.
2. www/instagram.com/veronicafunk - Every Sunday or Monday (whenever a portrait is completed), the image is shared on my Instagram page. There is also a direct link to the post on my website in my bio.
3. https://www.facebook.com/veronicafunkartist/ - I have also created a facebook page which will share the portrait and links to the full website post weekly.
4. https://us5.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=8a40d6cc254728738a437f38d&id=a44f3af17a - Every month I send out an eNewsletter that shares what I'm up to along with updated information on 'The Grandmothers' project.
A couple of articles about the project can be viewed here:
City View: https://www.airdrietoday.com/community/artists-project-honours-grandmothers-2276774
Airdrie Echo: https://www.airdrieecho.com/news/local-news/honouring-the-strong-women-of-our-past
There will be an exhibit of the paintings along with the stories and memories at the end of this weekly project in 2021. Due to our current circumstances, the location and date are yet to be determined but there will be updates on the links listed above.
I hope this helps. Thank you so much for your interest and contribution to this project.