By Miki de Goodaboom
(Illustration based on a photograph by “Auntie Nelle”, from France)
I have recently started a series of paintings featuring children in emotional and intimate connection with their Teddy Bears.
Here is a new one: a little French boy sleeping between his big bear “Caramel” and his fish “Merlu”. As I saw the photograph so kindly sent to me by his mother Nelle, I was so much under the charm. I did feel how soothing the bear and the fish were for the little boy. They looked like as if they were building a nest around him, protecting him from the whole world and allowing him to have a peaceful sleep. … simply wonderful!