"First to Arrive" ---> "A Painting of Hope"
By Rosalie Olson
Just sending out a quick note to make you all aware of something.
Mel's friend Rose Olson is an artist. She painted Mel a very special piece and it was presented to her at the 'friends gathering' for Mel several months ago. It was the piece that Mel spoke of on her blog (http://mpenner1.blogspot.ca/
2015/07/a-painting-of-hope. html) and the piece that friends had an opportunity to add a word or phrase to, to describe Mel. It hung beside Mel's bed (and was the first thing she saw each morning) not only here for her last month at home but was also what she awoke to every morning at Riverview. It is one of Mel's favourite flowers - the tulip and of course her favourite colour – pink. The painting was originally called "First to Arrive" but Mel renamed it “A Painting of Hope”.Rose had two reproductions made and had them on display and for sale at her recent art show together with a picture of Melanie and a link to Mel’s blog. This led to many wonderful conversations about Melanie’s faith story.Rose has so generously offered that 100% of the profits of the sale of this painting now and in the future will go to Kira and Teagan's Trust Fund. In chatting with Rose, we thought this painting could continue to be a special reminder of Melanie, her faith story and your connection to our family. Perhaps it can also serve as a reminder about the importance of prayer – that you continue to pray for me, Kira and Teagan and a reminder, for when you face your own heartbreak that you learn to trust in God as Mel did. Even though we feel the pain of losing Melanie every day, our hope in God gives peace that truly surpasses any human understanding (Philippians 4:4-9).So if anyone would like to have a copy of this piece of art in your home, we want to make reproductions available. Rose’s supplier has offered to consider special pricing based on the quantity of the orders received so that more of the proceeds can go to the girls trust fund.
Please see the attachment below for the size and price options. Our plan is to place the order by , so if you can let Rose know by then, it would be much appreciated. Her email is email@example.com
Your painting will be available for pick-up at my home before Christmas.
To view this painting again go to: www.rosalieolson.com under the section “Limited Edition Giclee”.
Rose, you are truly a gifted artist but more importantly a special person who had a very special place in Mel's heart and ours also :)
Thank you for sharing your artistic gifts and your generosity.Darryl Penner
P.S. We were asked that we send this out to as many of Mel's friends as we could......so feel free to pass this on and spread the word.
Melanie’s Painting of Hope
In Tribute and in Friendship to a Very Special Person – Melanie Penner
The watercolour painting “First to Arrive” was my gift to Melanie which she renamed her “Painting of Hope”.
100% of the profits from the sale of this painting will be donated to the trust fund set up for Darryl and Melanie’s daughters, Kira and Teagan.
A reproduction of the original painting (without text) is available as a premium gallery wrapped canvas (ready to hang) in the following sizes:
· 16 x 20: $200
· 11 x 14: $170
· 12 x 12: $150 *Cropped version
Also available, Fine Art Paper print, mounted on mat board (unframed);
· 16 x 20: $125
· 11 x 14: $100
Note: no taxes applicable
If you have any questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by telephone: 204.781.4494
Please make cheque payable to: Rosalie Olson and on the memo line please write:
“Penner Trust Fund”.