Garlands member Betty Schmidt, an accomplished artist and the one-time President of Oil Painters of America, accepted an important commission during the COVID-19 quarantine. The project allowed her to focus on the positive and fill her days with something she loves.
In addition, Betty checked off a project she’d skirted her entire life: she created the perfect painting for a frame that was carved by her great grandfather, an Illinois farmer, in the late 1800s.
Garlands Members’ Wisdom and Ingenuity During a Global Pandemic
Garlands Members are RESILIENT! This “Greatest Generation” played witness to decades of world events, life experiences, and many ups and downs, so a global pandemic certainly isn’t going to get to them!
Each week The Garlands blog will feature some of the Garlands members’ “stay-at-home” pearls of wisdom and the many ways they continue to THRIVE and INSPIRE throughout COVID-19.