Diary

Community Diary Response from Denise B.

2020-04-28 / Brown, Denise

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Entry into the Community Diary. Includes watercolor painting, "Wallis Sands Bench" and a video (approx. 4 minutes).

~ Brown, Denise, “Community Diary Response from Denise B.,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed May 27, 2020, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/2418.

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Title

Community Diary Response from Denise B.

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
COVID-19 (disease)
Diaries

Description

Entry into the Community Diary. Includes watercolor painting, "Wallis Sands Bench" and a video (approx. 4 minutes).

Creator

Brown, Denise

Source

Community Diary: Portsmouth Covid-19 Pandemic 2020

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

2020-04-28

Format

PDF
JPG
mp4

Language

eng

Type

Text
StillImage
MovingImage

Identifier

PPL-MS2.2020.004

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Tell us a bit about your situation during this time period (employed / remote learning / caring for loved ones / sick / quarantined / etc.)

"Self-employed local artist"

What memory of this time do you think will stay with you?

"My mom died April 1st, 2020 at 94. No mass, no wake, no reception, just 9 people at the gravesite. She died in a nursing home, but I was lucky to be able to say goodbye to her even though it was locked down. I kissed her goodbye with my mask on and held her hand with my latex gloves on. I did not dare give her a hug. It is a very surreal time to pass away and a difficult memory. I made a video with my 'happy local paintings' to share at www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl-xcxrSOOM&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1mT0GDo78jY66ATvPKd9BeLn7zVfXMm_xn67pJkBLSvEtQUsjusvyB3PY"

Has this experience changed you? If so, how?

"Yes, I regret not giving Mom a hug for fear of somehow passing a virus, even though we did not have it. I enjoy sharing my happy local artwork to give hope and optimistic dreams to return to normal. I just published my new paperback book, "Denise Brown, New Hampshire Artist" with 300 of my paintings, comments and motivational tips. Look inside at Amazon to see my lifetime of artwork. www.raccoonstudios.com"

What has been the most challenging part of this experience?

"Not being able to walk on the beach."

Explain or describe the shared photograph(s)

"Denise Brown Wallis Sands Bench Watercolor Painting"

Explain or describe the shared document(s)

"Artist Video of my art and comments about COVD. Note: My panoramic portrait of Portsmouth that I shot on top of the North Church Steeple during its renovation in 2006 is in the Portsmouth Library time capsule that is to be opened in 2106."