Friday, May 2, 2014


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 Ted painting. 

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.



  1. Wow! Wow! This is great Ona! It makes me think I should go looking for my teddy!