Tell us a little about yourself.
I've been working from home since coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic, and have started to paint watercolour again as a form of self-care.
Tell us about your #MakeWaves project.I have already handpainted 50 cards for the frontline workers as a way to express my gratitude for their sacrifices, but my hand started to hurt so I'm taking a little pause.
With funding however, I can get my art digitally printed locally, and could possibly reach a far-wider number of recipients than I can when I manually paint them. I am also looking at paying someone else to distribute them to the frontliners, as I have a pre-existing condition that puts me at a higher risk of exposure to the virus if I do it myself.
The frontliners who have selflessly risked their lives to save others. The collective acts of kindness in my city and around the globe, including you, Vessi.
Who/ What inspired you?
Since I have taught myself how to paint, I have always wanted to share my art for good cause. I haven't had that opportunity yet. My art has helped me get through the toughest seasons of my life, and in this pandemic I don't want to miss the chance to make a difference out in the world, even if it means lifting someone's spirit by sending a thank-you note.
Your message to the community
I believe that we all can contribute to bouncing our communities forward. Every bit of effort counts.
100 handpainted cards have been delivered to the Edmonton Grocery Workers!
Read the full blog about my whole project here!