Very pleased and surprised that this painting of mine was given an Honourable Mention at the Sumi-e Artist of Canada's show Shades of Ink this past weekend. I have painted several of these "birds" and this was the latest one. I used feather brushes for this work and he ended up with quite ruffled feathers but somehow looking in charge ..... hence the name. Will post a better image when I get it off my camera
If you are looking for something different to do this weekend why not visit the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre for the annual show Shades of Ink. I have Four of my paintings in this show and two of older work is part of a calendar that will be on sale. I was very pleased that one of them was selected for the cover.
There is a lovely tea room and demonstrations all day long of Sumi-e or Japanese ink painting. I will be demonstrating at 3 pm tomorrow afternoon.
I just got back from the ceremony at our local Legion. I have tried to go to as many of these ceremonies as possible over the years. It was very nice to see a large turnout on this warm Sunday morning.
Lest We Forget is not just a saying but something we should hold to our hearts and honour every day. War on paper is one thing, really listening and studying what happened is another. Our freedom is because of the sacrifices that were made and we should never take it for granted.
For my Mother's story from the war visit this blog and also some other family stories visit this post and this post.
Remembering all of our Veterans today and all who are still in harms way. May our future be filled with peace.