Thelma was a huge fan of reading, especially reading out loud to her four children when they were growing up. In mid life, she volunteered to read to residents at a seniors care home on her street. Reading out loud seemed to open the floodgates on their own memories. Listening to their stories of days gone by, Thelma wanted to take their photographs. And beautiful photos they are ♥
Another thing Thelma truly believed is the power of creativity to foster hope and healing. She believed everyone has a creative spirit and that we are happiest when following our passions, whether art or music or even creativity in the kitchen.
Next month, a major retrospective of Thelma's work opens at Remai Modern art gallery in Saskatoon (Feb. 13 to Aug. 15). In Thelma's honour, for every book purchased during her exhibition, $1 will be donated to Remai Modern for art programs in the community. So everyone has a chance to express their inner art. Thelma would like that.