Yesterday I went to see the movie, Maudie, which tells the poignant story of Maud Lewis, a folk artist from Nova Scotia. The movie was wonderful – it did not overly romanticize the lives of Maud and Everett – at times it was raw and gut wrenching. Maud fought a battle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and later in her life was severely crippled – to the point where holding a paintbrush was painful, yet she managed to inject humour and joy into every one of her paintings which reflected the world around her – AS SHE SAW IT! If you have an opportunity to see this lovely movie do so – and take a lot of kleenex!
A number of years ago I took not one but TWO classes with Pam Langdon who taught about Maud and how to hook her paintings. Patterns are available from Highland Heart Hookery in Halifax. Here are a few of my hooked Maud’s.
Oh and if you see the movie – don’t leave (like everyone else) when the credits start – there is a lovely surprise injected in the credits that make it worth staying to the end!
And a few rugs by others…