By Jo Du Nor and Miki de Goodaboom
(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom, based on a photograph by Jo Du Nor and Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Cafe Terrrace At Night” )
On the first of January this year, my Teddy Bear Truffle McFurry and me received the sweetest New Year greetings ever. They arrived from France in my Facebook postbox. They came from Jo Du Nor, our reporter at “Go Teddy!”, and his new friend, teddy Vincent. Jo wrote:
“Miki, qui mieux que mon nouvel ami, Teddy “Vincent” Bear, peintre formé à l’école de Van Gogh lors de sa période arlésienne, pouvait m’accompagner pour te répondre et venir te présenter mes meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année… Je lui ai parlé de Kevin, de Truffle McFurry et de tous tes ami(e)s, il tient à leur souhaiter aussi une bonne année, riche de rencontres, de joies et d’amitié.”
For those who don’t understand French:
“Miki, who better than my new friend, Teddy “Vincent” Bear, artist trained at the school of Van Gogh during his time in Arles, could accompany me to answer you and send you my best wishes for the new year… I told him about Kevin, Truffle McFurry and all your friends, and also he wants to wish them a happy new year, rich in new encounters, joys and friendships”.
Truffle and me where really OVER THE MOON!
I could not resist to paint Teddy Vincent in front of that wonderful painting from Vincent Van Gogh, ‘Cafe Terrace At Night”my favourite ever. I thought it was the best tribute I could pay to Teddy Vincent and Man Vincent. I hope they both like it! 🙂