Sometimes, even though we may feel loved and content with our life now, we can't help but to pause and think about how much we miss the old times.
Two old well loved Teds find a photograph of themselves when they were younger and recollect the times when they used to go everywhere with the two girls.
Just to recap this painting has a very special story behind it which began last
November. I was asked to help raise money for the Sunshine Foundation of
Canada which is a national
charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children with
severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. There
was a local TV auction back in December and person with the highest bid
won the opportunity to work with me in developing an idea for the next
My lucky winner Helen has been wonderful to work with. She wanted her
and her twin sisters Teds to be the stars of the painting. She also gave
me a few objects to include in the painting including an old photograph
of her and her sister when they were just 2, her heart shaped locket,
and her grandfathers pocket watch. As I was carefully unpacking
everything I could almost feel the memories associated with everything
and the idea came to me to base the painting on memories. It seemed
fitting as the Sunshine Foundation is all about making special memories
for the children and their families.
It has been such a joy working with Helen to bring this painting to life. Thank you to you and your sister Linda for providing me with your treasured Teds and other sentimental items to use as the subjects for this painting.