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CINDY DAY: Sharing more of your 'grown-up' art

A big of sunny work from Peggy Simpkin.
A big of sunny work from Peggy Simpkin. - Contributed

We’re back today with another terrific “grown up” artist submission.

Weather by Day has long featured art by budding young artists, but recently, Cindy has met quite a number of “grown-ups” who have picked up crayons, pencils, markers or even paint brushes to find their focus. 

If you’ve recently discovered your artistic talent or simply picked up a crayon for the first time in years, we’d like to feature your artwork on Weather By Day.

You can send a photo of a recent work of art along with a line or two about your inspiration or your reason for picking up the crayons after so many years to weathermail@weatherbyday.ca

Today’s featured artist, Peggy Simpkin of Nova Scotia, said at age 62, she “decided it was time to do some things I had always wanted to do” and renew her childhood love of painting and sketching. It was a trip to the Grand Canyon that unlocked Peggy’s creative spirit.

Here’s an excerpt of what Peggy had to say:

“… One of my first paintings was of the travel to the Grand Canyon. I chose a photo from the trail that skirts the edge and looks into the deep valley below. I have to say I was hooked from then on as the painting came alive with each stroke. From there on I have loved painting. It’s been since January 2017, I have painted for my own benefit, trying different subject matter … Painting is a bearing of the soul.”

Great work, Peggy. We look forward to sharing your creations!

Read Cindy's call for submissions: CINDY DAY: Stepping outside the crayon box

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