One of my favourite things to do is to lead paint and collage workshops. I meet new people, make new friends, and the best part for me is watching people who don’t think they can make art, create something they’re proud of. This workshop is teaching six women how to create their own 16″x20″ “Walking Strong” piece. I’ve been painting papers, cutting papers, and have made stencils for this group to draw the people. They choose how many figures will be in the artwork, which colours the garments will be, skin tones, and the background. Sitting together and creating reminds me of a quilting bee, where ideas are exchanged and conversation flows.