Emily Carr was born on this day 141 years ago. She would have been able to see so much had she lived to this day. She would have seen her paintings sell for millions, art schools named after her, statues erected in memory of her. Most importantly she would have had the pleasure of knowing my brother and me, and how she would have loved us. She would have painted the pair of us, and I can tell you if she had, she would have made millions when she was alive. But if tonight you find yourself eating a piece of cake or drinking a glass of champagne give a toast to Emily on her birthday, because no one’s birthday should be forgotten even if they are not here to celebrate it with us.

 

-Misty and Whiskers