bouquet

darkness and light


 
This painting from a few years ago seems now quite unintentionally to capture the times we are living through with hope and light expressed in the colours battling the surrounding swirling darkness, as petals fall. Tell me I’m wrong and it’s just another lovely bouquet.

a painting a day

 

A bouquet for the first day of spring…

…but also to say thank you to all my friends, colleagues, nurses, students, residents and indeed all the health care workers here in British Columbia and around the world who are on the front line working so hard to keep us all safe. They are heroes all and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

But our hearts are also broken to know of those who are losing their lives every day as I send my condolences to all their grieving families around the world.

To help ease the pain we are all feeling and to give some purpose to my self-isolation my plan now is to post either a new or sometimes older painting each day during these difficult times, inspired by my WordPress friend Kelly who started a Daily Dose of Beauty yesterday on her wonderful CompassAndCamera blog to help us “feel and understand our shared humanity.” Thank you Kelly for inspiring us all with your words and photos.

Stay safe and well everyone.

a dedication


 
In posting this beautiful bouquet of the tulips, which we brought back from the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Friday, my thoughts are with the family and friends of Lori Kaye who was murdered in the Poway Synagogue on Saturday and to whose memory they are dedicated.

a bouquet for heroes


 
On World Humanitarian Day this bouquet from today’s afternoon in the studio is to pay tribute to all those who risk their lives around the world every day to serve those suffering and in need. They are all heroes.
 


 

 

with special thanks to C & V for the beautiful bouquet