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)
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I started this on a bare surface. Because of the rigid lines for the letters and latticework, I decided to mark off the grids and outline the letters. Everything after that was done freehand. Everything after this will be done freehand.
I was really excited to start this project, as were my contacts at the Garden Home, in particular, Angela, who is in charge of special projects. She gave me an idea of what she wanted and I presented her with sketches, designs, lettering, and colour options. The first day, I put in the dark green colour, which received some objections, as well as the fact that the size of letters was too big, but Angela wanted them big and eye-catching, so I delivered on that. To improve on the letters, I added an emerald green center and created an outline with green yellow to make the letters look more solid as well stand out more. Then, I created the latticework in white, which everyone really liked. (see Day 2). When I started putting in the shadow to make the latticework look solid, Everyone just liked it better! When I started to put in the vines crawling in and out of the latticework, my audience stayed till bedtime.
So far, I’ve been enjoying my days painting this, and am truly glad that it is bringing joy and gladness to the residents and staff as well. Today, I take a break as there is a powerful storm blowing over the island and everyone is staying home. I am hunkered down in front of the TV with my faithful Caliban on my lap, my laundry in the dry cycle, and hot chocolate ready to make.
Next step is finishing touches on the leaves, including shadowing, and a little more shadowing on the latticework.
Nature didn’t take shortcuts to decorate each and every leaf.
Hey, everyone! You’re all invited to listen to my live radio interview in Vancouver on 93.1 REDFM or online on Sunday, November 10, 7:30 a.m. Vancouver time (10:30 a.m. PEI time).
Here is the link to the REDFM website, this is the Vancouver station – http://vancouver.redfm.ca/
All you need to do is click on “listen live” when The Filipino Edition is on.
And another review message – thanks Fay!
Just finished Amulets and am soooo impressed! Written very fluidly; but then I am not surprised after all YOU penned it. Grateful and proud that you chose to showcase our culture to young readers all over the world. Secretly intrigued by the choice of names for the supporting cast, as well as the locations–I try to associate them with things and places that I know (being Filipino). Frustrated that I have to wait for the succeeding editions–how many more books are there to be in this series? Congrats, Cindy! More! More!
Oh, p.s. I liked the use of Filipino in the dialogue, too. (Tasu Wey says “Inutil” out of anger.) Might we see more of this in the coming books, please?
-Fay Balderas Ejercito
Thanks, Leanne Dyck! Much appreciated–it was my pleasure, truly, to do this interview!
You are all cordially invited to the online launch of the brand new novel,
THE LOST AMULETS by C.P. LAPEÑA on OCTOBER 14, 2013 in celebration of THANKSGIVING DAY in Canada!
Be among the first people to own a copy of this exciting new fantasy adventure set in the mythical world of Panagaea.
Mix and mingle with mythological creatures while discovering the land of Dapit-adlaw!
Available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.uk starting October 14, 2013.
Reserve your copy in advance and be part of a bestseller in the making!
Cover Design by Cindy Lapeña
Cover Art by Kitt Lapeña
thanks to everyone who supported my by downloading a copy of vol. 2 of my series! i really appreciate you all for helping me! watch for my next giveaway!
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