August 2020 President’s Message

Our lives have changed dramatically over the last few months, and there is no instruction manual to tell us what we should do or how we should feel about social distancing, home isolation, and loneliness. We worry about our children, parents, family, friends, and the economic fallout produced be this lingering pandemic. This situation has caused a lot of stress for everyone.

According to recent news stories, however, a number of people have been able to set aside those feelings worry, anxiety, and depression.  They have learned a way to tap various sources of inspiration, creativity, and hope. Through cooking, gardening, woodworking, knitting, writing, sewing, exercising, remodeling, repairing, and painting, they have unleashed their creative energy and shared that energy, through TV and internet, with their local community. By finding optimism, these people have taught us that we can still flourish amid a time of crisis.

My hope, for the members of Brevard Watercolor Society, is that we can resurrect our own creative spirit and learn a new technique, try a new painting tool, design new art compositions, or maybe start a COVID-19 Watercolor Series. What about artists?

To encourage you to produce and share your new work, we will soon have a member’s gallery on our website. The instructions for entering paints in the gallery will be published soon. Also, when we are able to meet again, we will be having “show and tell.” We want you to share with the rest of the BWS membership your new expressions of creativity. Stay safe and inspire yourself and others to be healthy, hopeful, and happy.

BWS President

Donah Miller