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Countdown to Goodbye

Countdown to Goodbye

November 7, 2018 | ART, end of life | No Comments

This is the story of my piece Countdown to Goodbye for The Art of Loss which I had the honour to curate for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery, an opportunity which arose shortly after the passing of my wonderful husband Dennis in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the…

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The Art of Loss, inspiring experiences of grief & loss

The Art of Loss, inspiring experiences of grief & loss

November 6, 2018 | ART, end of life | No Comments

It was my privilege and honour to curate this very meaningful art exhibition for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery. The opportunity arose shortly after the passing of my own wonderful husband in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the idea for an exhibition dealing with loss to GPAG who…

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Nude drawings irk festival

Nude drawings irk festival

April 17, 2018 | ART, life drawing | No Comments

Nude drawings irk festival Coast Reporter Article April 12, 2018 As the Festival of the Performing Arts (FOPA) opened its three weeks of music competition this week, parents and teachers of junior pianists – some as young as five – were dismayed to find that the piano sessions at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre coincided…

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Medical assistance in dying, our family’s journey

Medical assistance in dying, our family’s journey

Each time the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)  service is requested, it creates unique and touching stories. What an amazing right we have here in Canada! One year ago, my husband Dennis was a MAiD pioneer, being the first on BC’s Sunshine Coast to ask for the service at home that quietly, tenderly, painlessly snuffed…

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Drawing & painting with Adobe Sketch app

Drawing & painting with Adobe Sketch app

December 6, 2017 | ART, life drawing, painting apps | No Comments

Download the free Adobe Sketch painting app and take some time to learn how to use it. It’s a fabulous portable drawing and painting studio right in your bag! You can take it anywhere and you can’t do that with real paints…. I try to approach it as if I was in my real studio…

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Dennis, the final journey

Dennis, the final journey

Slideshow of Dennis’s adventurous life. A cast of thousands, you just might see yourself in there too! We had just over one year from diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis to his peaceful passing at home on Feb 27, 2017. We are very grateful to all the help, love and support we had along the way. Friends…

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