My COVID Happy Place



My COVID Happy Place




Jan Martens


February 19, 2021


How has COVID affected me? Well, to be honest, I’ve not hardly noticed it except it would be nice to go to a warm location right now.
Two years ago I was looking for a new creative outlet and decided to try painting. Well, to my surprise, I loved it and began by painting on wood slices for Christmas ornaments. From there it evolved to acrylic paintings, then on to water colour painting. I love painting birds and have done quite a few of those along with pet portraits.
I am self-taught and am so grateful to God for bringing this hidden talent out in me for such a time as this.
Painting puts me in another world that brings me such peace, joy, and satisfaction.
Everyone should try something new. You just might find out you have a hidden talent in you, too!


Jan Martens


Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia

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February 19, 2021

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February 25, 2021

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