Covid Creativity: 24Jul2021

by Janet Harris Timms

As some of you know, I have been traveling into Pointe Claire to help a friend, who is terminally ill with brain cancer,  and her family, every 2 weeks,  during Covid. 

‘Cathy’ asked me if I could paint a Loon for her husband, so I set to the task with trepidation!  What if it wasn’t what she expected?  What if he didn’t like it?? 

I started on one canvas, decided I didn’t like how the Loon was positioned so started again on a different size, redid the water and reflection several times, spent forever trying to get all those black and white feathers just so.

All to say, they were both pleased with the results, fortunately!   I still need practice on photographing paintings properly.

Collectif members, we want to see your work! Send JPG images of work completed since March 2020 to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling more than a year into the Covid experience & how/if creativity helps. Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt and try to include a suitable illustration of some sort. For all images please include size (height by width), title & media. Thank you!


  1. Janet:

    Great painting of a Loon. I would not have thought that the green water would serve as a good colour for the background but your painting changed my mind. Well done.



  2. Beautiful loon!…I’d love to be so talented as to accomplish this masterpiece.

    Sorry to hear about your friend, Jan…may help from science offer her comfort…Sandra


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