Joan H – Listening
The words of generosity I hear at the art table most often are  ‘thank you’ from those who appreciate being able to try their hand at something new or show us their amazing talents.

One day we celebrated Ben’s (his real name) 61st Birthday - he was modest but we could see he appreciated being celebrated.

I like to hear what is going on in the lives of those who paint or draw with us and I find the art helps them share their stories with us...stories that are most often moving and inspirational.

Surviving this exceptionally cold winter is a topic all it’s own.

One fellow walks from Siloam Mission to have lunch at the Oak Table - “you have good food and I need the exercise!” he tells me. The big smile on his face warms your heart.