Remembrance Series for HCA / SOA partnership
This week I went twice and there are another 3 more meetings planned. I worked and will be working with patients at HCA Hospice Care. What really breaks me is that these new friends I made are all at the last chapter of their lives, literally counting the days. On each person’s lips, “last stage” is what I hear. It is heart breaking.
Hats off to HCA Hospice Care, they provide at no charge, support and comfort, regardless of race, language, religion or financial status. Only condition, doctor’s prognosis must be one year or under. The government subsidises more than half of the HCA’s running expenses and they raise the rest.
Thank God for the 2 Canossian nuns who started this and God bless all the folks running this organisation.
I am happy to be part of this project. I have been so touched by the kindness all around me. Grateful to Sound of Art Gallery for thinking of me and getting me involved.
I was given complete creative freedom to decide on what to paint. Given the short time frame, I decided on flowers, a subject that I am confident and know that I can turn around fast. I choose poppies because they are 'remembrance' flowers There is no photo to follow so I paint with ideas in my head. Chances are things may change along the way, which is VERY likely. I may just add or paint over ! I have this idea of doing 5 panels, each panel tasked with w a story to tell.
Currently, I am just fleshing out on canvas for the team of wordsmiths who will weave their magic. They are no way near complete! These pieces are painted so fast, they are in dire need of reshaping and recolouring but bear with me, this is preliminary, they will look better as I progress. So what is done so far? Here are my working titles for them ...
Panel 1: There was a boy
Panel 2 : He met a girl
Panel 3 : They fell in love and built a home.
2 more canvases to go !!!