Sometimes the weight of our weird world can get to me and that’s when I come up with a plan to counterbalance it. That’s the reason I invented “Knock Knock, You Rock!” (KKYR). I asked people on my Facebook page to nominate someone doing good things in the community and from the nominations, my original intention was to randomly pick 10 peeps to give a canvas print of my painting “Pane in the Glass” to as thanks for doing what they do, but in the end I decided to give everyone a print…all 30 of them 🙂
I chose Port Rexton this time because I have done a couple of paintings of the gorgeous oceanside town AND they have a new brewery! Win-win, right?
Historic Collingwood, Ontario (where we lived for 7 years before moving back to Newfoundland), was my first go at KKYR in October 2017. Who knew how fun this would be and how good it would feel?! KKYR Holyrood and KKYR St. John’s are on my hitlist next…stay tuned!
And here are the 10 wonderful people who were nominated for being awesome!
1. TINA OH ME NERVES RANDELL: Nominated by Preston MaryLou Groves. “I nominate my cousin, Tina Oh me nerves Randell. For 20 years, she has been leaving audiences in stitches and spreading love and laughter everywhere she goes. With all the unpleasant news on tv and social media these days, we all need a good laugh now and then. For certain, Tina’s witty comedic stories will help everyone forget about stress for awhile. Her stand-up comedy shows are just fantastic. This gorgeous colourful picture you painted, Keli-Ann of a blue door, made me think of a quote I once heard. “A smile will open more doors than a frown will”. Tina would be a perfect recipient of this beautiful work.”
2. MAUREEN HOWARD: Nominated by Cyndy Stead. “I nominate Maureen Howard / her volunteer efforts for Music and Friends has been raising $$$$ for regional charities for years.
ALSO Nominated by Linda Ivany. “I agree with Cyndy Stead, so much good work by this beautiful lady!!!”
Nominated by Lilias Fry Hookey. “I Nominate Maureen Howard of Port Rexton , a lady that spends many many hours with music and friends raising funds for numerous charities , all the work that goes into this that people doesn’t even see are countless, for a Lady of her age group she is one awesome Lady to do what she does.”
Nominated by Daphne Brooking. “I have chosen my Awesome friend Maureen Howard ! She is one fascinating talented Lady. Always helping !”