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Deep Forest Lighted by Emily Carr 1935 Painting by Emily Carr

"Art is art, nature is nature you cannot improve upon it ... Pictures should be inspired by nature but made of the soul of the artist. It is the soul of the individual that counts." _ Emily Carr, Canadian Artist and Author, 1817 - 1945 _____________________ March is International Women's Month and I salute all women who have made a difference in the world. You are an inspiration for all women to strife to be. I would like to highlight one woman who has inspired my art, photography and writing, and her name is Emily Carr, a Canadian Icon, Artist and Author. Emily was born in 1817, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She has been described as Canada's Van Gogh. She embraced a modern style of art inspired by Indigenous Peoples and forests. Studied in art schools in San Francisco, London and Paris. She returned to Canada in 1911 and embraced painting the grandeur of forests, quaint villages, and Indigenous peoples and so much more. Her art was not accepted at the time, but was rediscovered in 1927 with an exhibit at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, Canada. She got the attention she deserved. She had bad health in her later years that prevented her from painting so she wrote, she wrote many books and she was a good writer. Received the Governor General Literary Award. In 1971 a stamp was issued to honor her. There is an Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Public Library, and schools named after her all across Canada. Emily died in 1945, but lives on . "Something has called out somewhere and something in me is trying to answer." _ Emily Carr
________________________ March 27, 2022 Poetry/Ode/Canadian Icon, Emily Carr Copyright Protected, ID 03-1443-780-27 All Rights Reserved, 2022, Constance La France Written for the Standard contest, Tribute to Women sponsor, Beata Agustin, Judged 04/22/2022 Second Place

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Date: 4/26/2022 10:08:00 AM
Beautiful tribute to an indominable spirit Constance. Thank you for sharing Emily's inspiring story! Her legacy truly lives on and lives boldly in you! Congratulations on your win. You have brought to light the winner in both of you. Easter season blessings!
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Date: 4/26/2022 7:54:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a "Wonderful" write/picture and tribute to Emily. Love it. What wonderful quotes she left. Have a blessed day writing away....................
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Constance La France
Date: 4/26/2022 8:41:00 AM
Paula, thank you so much for the congratulations and compliment, she was an amazing artist, and writer, blessings ~Constance
Date: 4/23/2022 12:40:00 AM
Beautiful tribute to Emily Carr. Congratulations!
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Date: 4/23/2022 8:40:00 AM
Christuraj, thank you so much for the compliment and congratulations ~Constance
Date: 4/22/2022 10:00:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this ode. God bless you.
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Constance La France
Date: 4/23/2022 8:41:00 AM
Beata, thank you so much for the inspiration and contest and my placement and for the congrats, appreciate, blessings ~Constance
Date: 4/3/2022 1:38:00 PM
Another poem of yours I just had to click on. I too admire Emily Carr. On a tour of western Canada, I got to see her family home in Victoria and play the piano that was in it. I took home her book Hundreds and Thousands and enjoyed it. I’m sure she would like this poem.
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Date: 4/3/2022 1:56:00 PM
Jennifer, thank you so much for the visit and comment. I also admire Emily Carr, we have some of her art at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and I love it, it is usually displayed with the Group of Seven. I know she would tell me what she thought of my poem, I read she was a very outspoken lady ~Constance
Date: 3/28/2022 12:10:00 PM
A rather phallic eruption, isn't it? Enjoyed your tribute! Aloha!
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Constance La France
Date: 3/28/2022 2:01:00 PM
Rico, thank for the visit, this is the modernist way Emily Carr painted, similar to the Group of Seven, thank you so much for the compliment ~Constance
Date: 3/27/2022 6:09:00 PM
Beautiful tribute to a woman artist - tribute to all women who inspire us with their talents. truly enjoyed your poem, Dear Constance! What a great painting you have shared! Definitely to my faves. Love and blessings ~ Mala
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Date: 3/28/2022 2:02:00 PM
Mala, thank you so much for the compliment and comment, and FAV, blessings ~Constance