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Art Competition Gallery 2018
Welcome to the What matters most during the holiday season gallery! These artworks were entered in Palliative Care Australia’s art competition in 2018. Thank you to all the 2018 entrants and those who attended the exhibition!
Its okay to cry.
By Lesley Richman
What matters most during the holiday season.
Spending time with family and friends is what matters most during the holiday season. This is particularly hard for those who are grieving. Not everyone grieves in the same way and it is a time when extra support and care is needed. Openly acknowledging grief and pain can help find comfort.
Long established traditions may give strength or avoiding customs of the past and doing something new to honor the memory of your loved one may be helpful.
finding your sun
By Tom Woods
Find your sun, and let it shine through, even if just momentarily.....
Time, love and connection.
These are what matter most.
Special holidays and dying highlight this to us,
But it's true anytime of the year and at any stage of life.
Blessed are the people who have, live and give
Because everything else darkens
Even death itself.
The title of the piece is you...as in 'you looking at the piece', it hangs in my hallway so everyone that views it is someone that holds a special place in my heart
My Best Friends
. The biggest concern most pet owners have as they age or become ill is the worry about their pets. What will happen to them, or if they are going into care, they become distressed at losing their companion as well as the concern for the pets welfare. For animal people it is very heartbreaking to be without their companions/pets. For me, the holiday season is about pets & animals & in this instance mine which the painting is of.
What Matters Most?
By Julie Finch
As the holiday season approaches, I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of all things Christmassy, the planning, the food, the gifts, the decorations. Yet within all this madness, there are moments of quiet reflection when I remember what matters most. The love and laughter I have shared with my precious family and friends. These memories are a gift of love, woven into the rich fabric of life, memories of people I have loved and lost, memories I can share by loving the ones I hold dear these holidays.