I commissioned Peter H. Reynolds to create a drawing of Sharon a while ago. He met Sharon once, several years ago, but didn't 'know' her other than through my posts here and several photos I sent him with some descriptors. I was imagining a ton of stuff around her .. cupcakes, music, dogs, fashion stuff.. I didn't really know what he would come up with. But Peter, with his amazing ability to express and create, boiled it down to this simple, powerful essence of who she truly was..
This canoe represents her love of Horn Pond, Maine with her grandparents, her 'children', Sadie, Trudie and Chui, her famous green sweatshirt, the tiara and the bling..
This is SO her.. and the entire image shows, to me, that my angel is still on her journey.. These other photos contributed to some of his inspiration LOL .. Perfection.. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.. Donna
"It was truly an honor to bring Sharon to you in this way. It was a special journey, one that I did not take lightly. I had photographs of Sharon in my studio hanging up for over a year. She kept me company while I created my book "Happy Dreamer" and my collaboration with Susan Verde, "I Am Peace" - happiness, dreaming, peace... all beautiful Sharon-ish ways of being. ✨❤️✨
I cannot describe the joy that I felt when I gave this gift to you, Donna, as I hugged you - I felt another hug emerging. I am quite certain it was Sharon giving that extra squeeze. 💛"