Meet Edna – Artist of ‘Blue Vase with Daises’
Meet Edna, the artist of this beautiful painting of daises. In just one week, Edna was able to paint these daises to hang on the wall at PresCare Sherwood Place for everyone to enjoy.
Edna painted these daises not only for her love of the flower, but for the love she has for the staff and other guests at Sherwood Place. This love can be seen in the warmth and colouring of the painting and it is without a doubt bringing joy to everyone who walks past it as it hangs on the wall.
Edna’s painting is also featured in Prescare’s 2018 Calendar.
Edna was born in Brisbane in 1926 and was raised locally in the suburb of Bardon. At just 14 years old, Edna finished the eighth grade at Rainworth School and entered the workforce as a sewing machinist until the age of 22 years old.
In 1942, Edna attended a dance at Newmarket Memorial Hall where the Air Raid Patrol held weekly dances to raise money to support the Australian troops during the War. It was there that she met Laurie and it was love at first sight. Laurie courted Edna for five years until they got married in 1947 and last year, Edna and Laurie celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Edna and Laurie are now surrounded by a big family that consists of 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.