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:
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!
***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!