Chris and Blackie: Summer of 1977

Dimensions: 36 1/2" x 24"
Materials: #2- and 6-cut wool on linen
Designed and hooked by Trish Johnson, Toronto, Ontario, 2006.
Featured in: Celebration XVIII

"I took this photograph of my mother just after I had bought my first camera. I was 25; she was soon to turn 60. It was the last summer before we knew she had cancer. It was a time of innocence and naïveté: a casual moment, my mother, with a warm smile.

The letter is about being lonely and making do with less than perfection, i.e. my father who let the TV do the talking for him.    

I want my children to know about my mother, her decorating quirks, her colour sense, her love for her cat/kittens, her humour, and most importantly, her ability to make do with less than perfect."
- Trish Johnson, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018


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