Passing The Time

Pursuing feathered inspiration takes me to quiet rural settings. At home, I pour over images, and “picturate” as my husband calls it – altering the photos to create something new.

I spend time daily, crafting poetry, inspired by images, or dreams, or prompts. Often I combine the poems with the artistic photos:

(Photo taken on Vancouver Island, April 2018)

I’m also spending my time writing a community newsletter for our retirement community, and as a retired teacher, offering support to my grandchildren for their online learning. I’ve even created a YouTube account so that I can read to my granddaughters – posting videos for them to replay when they need a Grandma fix.

And in between, I am reliving the years of art I missed as a child, experimenting with pencil, ink, charcoal, and watercolour:

How are you passing this time, staying home?

(Submitted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: pastimes)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

35 thoughts on “Passing The Time

    1. I’m blushing. Thanks for watching Olga. When I made the first one, I asked my youngest granddaughter if she had read a book that day. She said “Yes. It was you, Grandma, reading that book!” Heart burst moment.

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  1. Your artwork is awesome! And the photo of the mourning dove was beautifully captured. You are obviously a loving grandmother who takes the time to share her grandchildren’s learning experience during these difficult times. Thank you so much for participating in the challenge.

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      1. Thanks for listening. My voice is so iffy, but I know they don’t care. My daughter tells me that they answer back – it’s so cute. The eldest always wants a cup of tea to share with me while she’s watching. Hoping to do a classic next, like Anne of Green Gables.

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  2. Wonderful ways to keep connected with self and family during this difficult time. I’m working from home which is challenging, too much screen time, and I try to balance it with walking, painting the fence, writing, gardening, weaving…

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      1. Yes it does. The one advantage of working from home is I have more time in the morning to walk before work, a much more relaxing start to the day.

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  3. Thanks for sharing VJ. Nicely done. I love your painting and the poem in the Vancouver Island picture. I am walking, reading, puzzling, and doing yard work mostly.

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