Festive display of greeting cards made by senior participants in the Garden Home’s 2014 L.E.A.P. (Learning Elders Art Program) under the auspices of the PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation through funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture, in cooperation with the PEI Council of the Arts.
The participants (14 regular) attended 12 weekly sessions to create 12 cards for 12 occasions.
The cards were displayed at an Open House Exhibit, where MLA Kathleen Casey handed out Certificates of Completion to the participants. Also in attendance was PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Director Bill Oulton.
The experience was thoroughly enjoyable for the participants, as well as for myself! I would do participate in the LEAP program over and over again!
(The Garden Home is located on North River Road in Charlottetown)
I do enjoy prettying up the cans. Besides allowing me to be creative, it’s very relaxing–therapeutic, really.
This one (“Turquoise”) is now with Tina Inness.
I made “Turkish Delight” for Janine.
I created “Fisherman’s Dream” for Vera.
“Pink Surprise” was a surprise for Rebecca, Vera’s daughter. Rebecca is a little darling and I just love her!
I call this one “Midnight”.
“Summer” is my cookie tin for homemade cookies and other occasional goodies.
“English Toffee”-angle 2
“English Toffee” – angle 3
I was looking for another can to pretty up and just emptied a can of—you guessed it, Nicky—English Toffee powder mix from Tim Horton’s! I thought it would be a pretty paintbrush bucket or some such handy container.