Little Wishes Artwork
I was extremely inspired the other day when I read in the paper the story of little Madison Robichaud who actually lives a few streets from me. She was diagnosed with Leukemia two years ago and has recently started a new venture called the Little Wishes Charity along with her sister and parents by her side. For those of you who followed my Art for Life campaign last year, you probably remember that I did that project in memory of my sister who passed away after battling Leukemia for a few years. Obviously, this story struck a cord with me.
I immediately thought to myself ... how could I help them? What could I do to contribute to this new and fantastic initiative started by two young sisters?
I invited the mom over to my home for a coffee and a visit of my studio. We chatted for hours. It was very special and it really inspired me. How can we complain about so many stupid little things in life when we see such dramatic stuff like this happening in our own backyards? Life is too precious to not live it to its fullest!
I've proposed to the family that we get together for an afternoon of creative fun!! My canvas supplier generously donated 25 little canvases to their cause. So in early November, I've spent an afternoon with those girls and included my children as well and we've create 25 little wishes artworks. These artworks were put up for sale at the first Matt LeBlanc Fusion event and they all sold bringing over $800 to the charity. A great friend of mine, and professional photographer Nathalie Doucet, has agreed to capture this project for us so hopefully you will enjoy seeing the photos. This project was such a success that I think I will do it again in the near future.