Supporting a charity: Doctors without Borders

I would like to thank you all for supporting Doctors Without Borders (DWB) by buying your Juss Kaur painting.

DWB is dedicated to preserving the lives and dignity of people whose health and safety are threatened by natural or human disasters. They also provide assistance to people living in places where health structures are insufficient
or non-existent. Your support means that DWB can provide the medicine and trained personnel needed whenever these emergencies arise.

This year has been a blissfully eventful one. After taking two months to recuperate from a hip surgery (winter mishap) preparations for the exhibition at Beaumont Studios in downtown Vancouver for April were in full swing. With His Grace the exhibition was a great success. For some more details please see beaumont-studios-unfolding-consciousness/

From there I flew to Saudi Arabia and was involved in Training Teacher Trainers for three weeks. The cities of Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh are simply beautiful & the teachers full of gratitude with a great generosity of spirit. This was not the first time I have been there but I always find everything spectacular. Catching up with dear friends was an added bonus. The months of summer were spent in Toronto with family and time just flew by.

In September I went to India to attend a spiritual retreat (Ahhh☺) at Dodra Sahib in Punjab followed by a conference (more teacher training) at the Akal Academy, Baru Sahib in Himachal Pardes in the Divine Valley, as they call it. Baru Sahib is at the footsteps of the Himalayas; breathtakingly peaceful and beautiful. One can spend days painting everyday here. This place has a marvelous history – began with 5 students and now houses 5000! A lot of charitable work goes on here to support the rural impoverished people. Also was thrilled to visit His Holiness, the Dalai Lama’s residence at Dharmsala and other nearby monasteries. The icing on the cake came while I was in Delhi. I was approached by a representative of a gallery called The Art Floor and we are now planning to work on an exhibition in Delhi in 2017.

Meanwhile I am very excited to announce that this year’s exhibition will be held in Toronto at
THE SIKH HERITAGE MUSEUM OF CANADA on April 22. Hope to see you there! Please do save the date svp☺

I love winter! While the days are short and the nights are long, I find that there are fewer distractions, and I can focus more on listening to the whisper of the still, small voice through the noise of daily life. Like a nightlight
the sweet stillness of spirit helps to lovingly create paintings for the next exhibition.
Hugs and blessings!

Wishing you a sweet, inspiring and bountiful season wherever you may be,

With Love