Community Links Creativity Campaign

In October of 2020, Community Links launched a campaign with the theme of “Creativity and Connection during COVID-19.” We invited the public to send in creative works by or featuring older adults in Nova Scotia, and received a number of inspiring, beautiful and skillful submissions. We then began sharing the submissions on our social media platforms for our weekly “Thriving Thursday.” All of the works that were featured for Thriving Thursday can now be viewed below. Community Links would like to thank all of the wonderful members of our community who demonstrated creativity, ingenuity and aging well, even during difficult times.

“View West at Five Islands” by Suzanne James
“Parrsboro at Low Tide” by Suzanne James
A landscape painting
“Partridge Island” by Suzanne James
A stylized painting of water
“Continuum” by Shirley Burdock
A woman working on a painting of a flower
Gladys Jennings participating in an art class at the Tri-County Women’s Centre in Digby
A colourful abstract painting
“Abstract” by Patty Lively
A painting of Lunenburg Harbour in winter
“Lunenburg Harbour in Winter” by Patty Lively
A painting of a yellow field
“Yellow Field” by Patty Lively
A painting of red and white poppies
“Hope” by Patsy Wilson
A drawing of three whimsical figures wearing masks
“The Three Masketeers” by Patrick McWade
Humpty Dumpty painted on a rock
“Humpty on a Wall” by Patrick McWade
A teal-coloured abstract sculpture
“Get a Grip” by Nancy Roberts
A stylized painting of water with trees reflected
An untitled work by Joan Krawczyk
A stylized painting of water
An untitled work by Joan Krawczyk
A stylized painting of water
An untitled work by Joan Krawczyk
A piece of garden art using a stump, flowers, and a medical mask
Garden art by Claire Doyle
Garden art featuring a stump, a rainbow, and the text "A Rainbow Keeps the Blues Away"
Garden art by Claire Doyle
Garden art featuring decorated stumps and black-eyed susans
Garden art by Claire Doyle
An image of a care worker providing a one-on-one church service with an elderly patient
A recreation programmer provides a COVID-safe church service for a patient at Digby General Hospital
A detailed Styrofoam sculpture of a hospital
A Styrofoam sculpture of Northside General Hospital by Bruce Tizzard
A group of older adult artisans
A group of artisans who create and sell their works at Jon Wayne’s Big Red Barn in Berwick.