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Making Fibre Art for Health & Well-Being

" Everyone is going through this confinement differently. Frustrations were yelled out when throwing paint while others poured it on in complete calm and silence." " Hearing paint slap against the board was so satisfying!" " How freeing was that!?" These were just a few of the comments and observations at a community art project organized June 8, 2020, by Orleans artist Maryse Fillion. She had set up a 4x8 piece of wood in her front yard, added words such as "Hopeful", "Kind" "Heartfelt" and invited members of the public throw leftover household paint onto the board (by appointment and while social distancing). The event was considered very successful. Pandemic fatigue was a big thing on that date in 2020, and h air salons were only re-opening the following day after our first lockdown. The timing was perfect, an opportunity for participants to release some frustrations as nerves were still running high. A second session was h

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