A Note and Thank You to my Followers

July 21, 2015

To my Followers,

This concludes the 2015 real-time version of Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring. This has been my fourth edition.

I want to thank everyone who has followed, or more importantly, believed in me on this adventure. There is no greater motivation for me than followers who have made this story their own story too, and this has truly given me energy to carry on each year.

I also want to thank those who have pointed out errors, asked me questions, or provided me with new information to add to the story. My goal, if all goes well, by 2017, is to have the most accurate and detailed timeline of Tom’s last months on this earth, including the sad and tragic time after his passing. I hope that this story, after 2017, 100 years after Tom’s death, will tweet in perpetuity on an annual cycle for everyone to learn and appreciate a defining moment in our Canadian history.

In the meantime I will return once again in real-time on November 28th, 2015 (99 years on from 1916) with the fifth edition of Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring. Leading up to this date I will be intermittently tweeting,  adding journal entries, or doing the occasional haunting.

There exist numerous sad and angry letters regarding Tom’s estate that were exchanged during the late summer and fall of 1917. I plan to post these letters on the dates that they were written. I will also tweet sketches, clues, or anything that is interest about Tom, including anything that you bring to my attention . I remind you that there are still lost clues and sketches out there to be found. The mystery continues and I welcome the continuing conversation.

If you’ve enjoyed Tom Thomson’s Last Spring, I’d love to know. Tweet to me, re-tweet me, favourite me or mention me or send me an email at ttlastspring@gmail.com .

I can’t predict what will happen next year. Something, to be sure.

Affectionately

‘Tom’

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5 thoughts on “A Note and Thank You to my Followers”

  1. Loved the journal! Kept me inspired while I painted my way to “Best in Show” at The McMichael this past year!
    Much of my inspiration comes from TT.
    We have very simular backgrounds (albeit 100 years apart), yet very different styles.
    I am planning a very large canvas of Tom paddling on Canoe Lake, for the 100th in July of 2017.
    I am trying to source all the photos I can.
    Your thoughts and any ideas would be most helpful on this project.
    Thanks again for sharing.
    Ken

  2. Loved the journal! Kept me inspired while I painted my way to “Best in Show” at The McMichael this past year!
    Much of my inspiration comes from TT.
    We have very simular backgrounds (albeit 100 years apart), yet very different styles.
    I am planning a very large canvas of Tom paddling on Canoe Lake, for the 100th in July of 2017.
    I am trying to source all the photos I can.
    Your thoughts and any ideas would be most helpful on this project.
    Thanks again for sharing.
    Ken

  3. Great story. I’m so glad I found it. Tom has always been one of my favourite painters.loved that you made it really seem like his voice. Congrats on a great project, hope more people find it.

  4. And a huge thank you to you for ​keeping Tom’s story alive.

    I don’t know how you find the time but all of us are grateful that you do.

    Will look forward to the next installment.

    Sincerely;

    David Morton

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