October 25, 2023

Motivating Mondays

Monday starts the week. I find it useful to have a positive focus at the beginning of the week. Hence, every week, let's start the week with some positive, inspirational thoughts.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.' - Marcel Proust

I recently did this painting entitled, ‘Voyage of Discovery’.

I find the above quote of Marcel Proust very inspiring.  

I think each day in life is akin to a voyage of discovery. Life is filled with ups and downs. Things happen, circumstances are sometimes unfavourable.  But how we react and handle each situation is up to us. Having new eyes is like changing the perspective. Changing the perspective changes the mindset.

A ship sails to many harbours in favourable or unfavourable conditions. The same applies to life. We are the captains of our own ship. We steer it in the direction that we wish.

In order to steer the ship where we want it to go, it is important to take a deeper we look within ourselves. The more closely we connect with our spirit, the better will be our chosen direction.

April 18, 2023

Sackville Blog 5

How do I depict a group of settlers that lived here in the 17th and 18th century? Representing the Acadians proved to be quite challenging. I couldn’t find images that would tell the story of Acadians and depict their existence in the Tantramar area. There are some paintings by some artists, but not actual photographs.

April 10, 2023

Sackville Blog 4

Who to Represent and How? There are multiple groups of inhabitants that lived, worked, and prospered in the Tantramar area. How do I represent them? Which images should I choose and what aspects to depict? This was a constant dialogue in my mind.