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Fall Cravings

Saskatoon Berry Pie. 8"x6" O/C. $295
Cupcake. 8"x6" O/C. $295
Cinnamon Bun. 8"x6" O/C. $295

Happy Birthday 2020: A Covid-19 Memento Mori

Happy Birthday 2020: 12"x16" MM/C. NFS

Happy Birthday, 2020.
12″ x 16″,
 Oil & acrylic on canvas

A Memento Mori is an object or image which serves to remind the viewer of the inevitability of death. Historically speaking the intent of the Memento Mori was to advise the viewer to forsake temporal pleasures and attend to the spiritual life which theoretically transcended death. 

For myself, the Memento Mori reminds me to appreciate the gifts of life, as life is fleeting and an after-life is far from certain.

The bee in this painting is a stand in for me. My name, Debbie.lee, means bee, according to some interpretations. I painted this memento mori to celebrate my birthday and the completion of another cycle around the sun. The incorporation of the Covid-19 virus in the floral decoration on the plate commemorates the specific year, it’s most significant event, and is a reminder not to take for granted the pleasures of life life and good health, for who knows what lies ahead.

This painting is not currently for sale, however if you are interested in limited edition prints contact me and I will add you to a pre-order information list.

The Original Covid Chronicles Sketchbook Project

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About the Covid Chronicles

Press for the Covid Chronicles

The Calgary Herald Arts & Lifestyle:

Video: EllieMAC Designs & the Covid Chronicles:

Immortal Artist Pandemic Archve

  • Thanks to Grey Cross of the Immortal Artist for including the Covid Chronicles in the Pandemic Archive.

CBC Calgary Instagram

Seven Ravens Bakehouse & the Covid Chronicles:

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Calgary-area visual artist @debbie.leemiszaniec_artist returns with some of the final drawings from her COVID-19 sketchbook.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “The concepts I’m exploring are sometimes more complicated, and more emotional as I respond to different aspects of the pandemic. I usually work on them at night. I think they serve as a clearing house before sleep for everything I’ve been working through during the day,” said Miszaniec.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The series is winding down as she explores what is next.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I’ve done 34 now, I’m thinking I’ll do another four to complete a second set and then decide where I’ll go from there. I may decide to explore the effects of the pandemic on our society in some more extended works as the pandemic goes from a swiftly changing situation to the new normal in our lives.” ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Overall she feels pretty positive about the project.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “It has put me in touch with a lot of great people who were touched by the work, and provided new opportunities that replaced exposure and income lost due to COVID-19.”⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The pandemic has also changed her outlook.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “I’d say that COVID-19 has taught me the value of connecting with people, being flexible and making room to respond to new circumstances as an artist." ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Share with us how you are staying busy and positive. Send us your personal good news stories, talents and photos.⁠ Email or tag @cbccalgary⁠. ⁠⠀ Visit the LINK IN BIO to learn more. ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ 📸:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #yyc #albertacares #cbccalgary #yycnow #yycliving #albertacares #inthistogether #covid19⁠⠀

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CBC Calgary Homestretch with Doug Dirks:

  • Thanks to CBC Homestretch team for interviewing me about the Covid-19 sketchbook project on the radio.

Women's Art Museum of Canada

Fortune Live Media

  • Thanks to The Fortune Brainstorm Health Virtual Event for including Covid-19 #9 in Covid-19 Artwork Series Showcase.