Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

I am Maud Lewis

I am a world famous painter
I wonder how my paintings will look
I hear my paint brush swishing on my walls and windows

I see beautiful paint all over my home
I want to paint more
I am a word famous painter


I pretend I am tall
I feel a wood paintbrush
I touch my painted door
I worry that I won’t make it
I cry because I can’t afford art supplies

I am a world famous painter


I understand that I am small
I say, “Paintings for sale.”
I dream of being a world famous painter

I try my very best
I hope I can keep painting
I am Maud Lewis