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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday Morning: A Report on Friday Evening's (5/8/2020) #ClapBecauseWeCare

A #CLAPBECAUSEWECAREPARTICIPANT
A #CLAPBECAUSEWECAREPARTICIPANT

The photographs (two directly above and two directly below) are from last night's (5-8-2020) #ClapBecauseWeCare tribute.

A #CLAPBECAUSEWECAREPARTICIPANT
JULIE, THE WOMAN WHO TOOK PHOTO-OP S OF MY GARDEN
SEE THEM BY CLICKING HERE AND HERE 

It was pouring rain so I did not see many people hanging out their window or standing on their balcony or terrace. BUT I certainly heard a lot of cheering as well as horn blowing and "pan-playing" all around me.

In any event, during my participation I gave it my all for the first responders, health care professionals as well as essential workers, who are putting their lives at risk to keep us safe during this coronavirus pandemic.

My thoughts were also on my brother (JM) in law (who lives in Illinois) and because he is an electrician, he is a considered a first responser and has continued to work during the pandemic.

He can be seen in the next image which was taken a number of years ago where he can be seen helping his then newly adopted children build a snowman. They are wearing hats that I sent them at that time.


As of this moment, and for several days JM has not been well, so the other day he was advised to go to an Emergency Room, where thankfully it was determined his lungs are clear, but they administered a COVID-19 test.

He will know the results in four days from the publication of this Blogger entry.

I share facts about JM as he, like many first responders, health care professionals as well as essential workers, have families who also suffer when they go out and about to continue with their work.

Admittedly, this is a hard time for many throughout the world (understatement). Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is on most people’s minds these days and so is the desire to do something to show appreciation for the work being done by health care professionals, first responders and essential workers.

It has recently been noted that the importance of wearing a face-mask cannot be stressed enough as a means a to prevent one person from inadvertently spreading the coronavirus to another.

Additionally it has been made clear that wearing a mask is the least a person can do to show their appreciation for health care professionals, first responders and essential workers; as well as their famlies.

But the effect of one seeing so many people wearing masks has already had a profound psychological impact on many persons; therefore when Fine Art America (FAA) recently informed me that it had added the ability to imprint my images on cloth face-masks designed for everyday use when out in public through its sister site, pixels.com, I was thrilled at the prospect of being able to have this done.

With so many people wearing face-masks, I started to think what it must be like for babies, toddlers, and older children — or residents of assisted living and nursing home facilities cut off from visits by family and friends — to be looking into the faces of adults wearing a “clinical–looking” mask.

How frightening and confusing that must be for them! I hope that seeing my images imprinted on face-masks makes the world a lot more cheerful for them.

I have joined with fellow FAA artists by selecting four of my images to be used with face-masks.

They can be seen in the following four images (or via the link https://bit.ly/2S15zjM to view them all together on FAA). Please note by clicking on a photo (below) for an individual mask, you can read specifics related to it.

AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA
AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA
AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA
AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA


Each mask, made from 100% polyester, is one-size-fits-all using two woven, elastic loops to secure it around the ears.

By the way, a press release announcing my masks was made live today! Please click here to read it and remember, when purchasing, be sure to read the full description on the product page.

Wishing good health for you and your loved ones,
Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener

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