Fillmore Family Reunion! A day with Mia More! @FillmoreFamily @trampolinah

My darling Mia More and I spent the afternoon at the Fillmore Family Reunion at UBC FARM.

So much fun!!!  Thank you Linda Fillmore et al for a fantastic afternoon!

My portrait of Linda Fillmore.
Mia approaches the gate! My goodness- this is serious business! Shuttle bus from the parking lot, security guards, first aid tent etc!
Made it through customs!
Main stage!
Mia making the rounds!
We ran into Lynn and Miguel from District 319!
Mia aces the ring toss!

Look at these treats from Mia I got today!  A Frida Kahlo book I didn’t have already(!!) and Mia’s fabulous zucchini bread!  YUM!


Zamora, M. (1990) Frida Kahlo- The Brush of Anguish, San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books

See you tomorrow, Mia! SOCK MONKEY TIME!

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"


Meet the phenomenal Linda of @FillmoreFamily on June 23rd! Finish her portrait with her!


40″ x 60″


***UPDATE! We’ve decided to auction off the 40″ x 60″ interactive portraits THE NIGHT of heroes with heART: Katarina Thorsen’s Interactive Portrait Event! Proceeds from these pieces go to Vancouver Friends For Life! About 5 of my smaller portraits will also be auctioned off during the evening, with part of proceeds benefiting Intersections Media as well as Kat’s youth at-risk art therapy program!