23 June 2020
A former Buckie care worker now studying in Glasgow has paid a pictorial tribute to her former colleagues.
Zodi Wood, who started her career in care at Netherha Care Home in Buckie, has created a special print to honour key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It will form the centerpiece of a time capsule to be buried in the grounds of the care home as a lasting reminder of the sacrifice staff, residents and family members have made during lockdown.
The keen amateur artist, now living in Glasgow where she is on maternity leave during the last year of an adult nursing course, recently set up a Facebook page – Soul & Ink – to design personalised hand drawn prints as commemorate gifts.
Zodi's work inspired a former colleague from Netherha to invite her to produce a special print for the care home’s time capsule.
Zodi said: “During my maternity leave I wanted to find something to entertain myself and began designing personalised prints and posting them online. I received a few messages about them, including one from my former colleague Caroline Cameron at Netherha who I worked with for a few years. I hold a very special place in my heart for Netherha as it was the beginning of my nursing career. So I felt privileged when I was asked to make a time capsule print for the home. The print was inspired to capture the story of key workers during the Covid pandemic and highlight that it’s not just a job, but always an honour to care for older people.”
Caroline Cameron, activities coordinator at Netherha, said: “I saw some of Zodi’s work on Facebook and asked if she would like to contribute to our time capsule with a print that reflects the importance of key workers. She did an amazing job and I’m delighted that since completing this print she has been flooded with interest in her work.”