Covid Creativity: 22Nov2020

by Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

In May, when my father finally got the urn with my step-mom’s ashes, he set up a little shrine for her, right beside the photo of my brother who passed in 2015.  He was so thrilled with the beautiful orchid he found.  It had so many blooms and is just now losing the last two.  An artificial candle stands with it, lighted at all times. 

I painted this for him and waited until the orchid was almost bare to give it to him.  The angel is from the hinted-at urn, and the candle is different, but the idea of his shrine is there.  We all miss my step-mom very much, but none as much as my dear Dad.

 Flowers for Terry (the angel in our lives), 16 x 12 on., acrylic on canvas

 [Ed: Bobi has have a “Flowers for…” series, which began with “Flowers for Marty” after the death of her brother.  We ran her Flowers for Mirko on 18Aug2020.]

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  1. Nice colour choices, the violet and green work so well together. And lovely sentiment that I’m betting your Dad really appreciates.


  2. What a lovely thing to do! The colours and the composition are so peaceful and serene. And I am sure it is even more special to your father as you put the time and effort in to make it for him.


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