The incredible Linda Fillmore and the @FillmoreFamily!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Linda Fillmore in the past two months as she was a subject at my art event.  And rightfully so.  What a hero!!!   She does so much for the community.

Here’s the portrait of Linda from June 23 (started by me, and finished by the participants):

I adore her!  That face!  That personality!  And she has given me the greatest advice and reassurance- so similar to my great aunt and mentor, Helga.  I just want to sit with her and quilt and chat as chickens and goats run around and pies cool on the porch…

I can wash out 44 pairs of socks and have ’em hangin out on the line I can starch & iron 2 dozens shirts ‘fore you can count from 1 to 9 I can scoop up a great big dipper full of lard from the drippins can Throw it in the skillet, go out & do my shopping, be back before it melts in the pan. ‘Cause I’m a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I’ll say it again. – Linda

Here’s a great video explaining the infamous and popular Fillmore Foundation Prairie Fairies Fowl Supper:

If you haven’t explored the Fillmore Foundation website– I encourage you to!  So hilarious and inspiring!

Their beneficiaries include:

I CANNOT WAIT for the Fillmore Family Reunion

Saturday, August 13 · 2:30pm – 9:00pm

at the UBC FARM, 6182 South Campus Road, Vancouver, BC

A Day of Music, Dancin’, Games, Fun, Frolic, and a Country BBQ, on the Farm in the HOT Summer Heat!  With Linda Fillmore & Friends… Sharon McNight, Kim Kuzma, Boomchix, Sons of Granville, DJ Mumbles, Tyrell Witherspoon, Babe Coal, Timberline Dance Society, and many more on the Fillmore Family Performance Stage!

Here’s my latest ode to Linda:

Linda Fillmore. 5-minute portrait in pencil (with sharpie and coffee) on index card 5" x 8"


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