Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Tale of Maud and Everett




I came across a video about the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis but can't find it in post-able form to share.   Never mind.  This one from the Daily Motion is just as lovely.  Before last week I'd never heard of this little lady who lived with her husband in a teeny house, not much bigger than my motorhome, which she made very beautiful with her art.  Her story moves me greatly. Seems like, one day,  I'll  need to take  a trip to Nova Scotia to see that little living space.

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  1. It moved me greatly too. Thank you for posting it. Jackie

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  2. Her work is completely to my taste. Do you know of the folk painter Grandma Moses? Love her work too. Thanks for bringing Maud Lewis to my attention.
    Arilx

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    1. Just had a look and her work is cool as well. Although a little more sophisticated than Maud Lewis. I'm fascinated by the fact that she'd hardly seen work by any other artists. xx

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  3. It moved me greatly too. Her paintings are so bright and so simple and it's lovely that she has been honoured in her home area. Catriona

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    1. So glad today's post touched you. xx

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  4. What a beautiful little film. I wonder what would have happened if her paintings had sold for a lot of money in her lifetime. I suspect she would have just stayed put and carried on as usual! I liked the paintings more as the film went on. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. PS...my first boyfriend, when I was 14 was called Everett. He was known as Rett. Not thought about him for rather a long time!!

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    1. Glad you like the paintings. My first boyfriend was called Dave, much more conventional. It was very short lived. Bizarrely my friend Laura liked him way more than I did so with inexplicable logic decided to fix us up. They ended up going out for a couple of years once they'd sorted themselves out. xx

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  6. I do like those paintings, there is a freshness about them. Hers is a wonderful story, thanks for putting it up.

    I have a friend in Nova Scotia - let me know if you go and I shall introduce you to her. xx

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