Shoebox - comissioned by friends and finally delivered
Who We Are
We are one of the internet-age couples, having met on a dating site in 2008. When Rob first saw Natasha in person on a cloudy February morning just after Valentine’s Day, he knew that he was “in trouble” (his words). Three months later we purchased a property to build a house on and got married within a year. While we come from very different backgrounds (Natasha comes from Slovakia in Central Europe and Rob from Australia), we share many of our dreams and goals, such as having a family, and a nice and comfortable home. We know several families with adopted children and have witnessed the joy and love they experience. We are excited to begin the journey of raising a child, providing them with love, caring, support and opportunities.
My niece Tami is almost 10! She is just going through that stage when she is a half kid and half teenager and I wanted to capture that moment before it’s gone. So Rob and I thought we would surprise her by commissioning a sculpture that would look at least a little like her. We have a close friend Judy who is into that kind of thing. How many people can say they have a statue made to look like them?
I enlisted my sister, who sent me pictures of Tami. Judy likes to add a little something to her statues, such as a bird, and she asked me if if she could add a bird, a bunny, or some other animal. How did she know Tami had a bunny? I said yes, a black bunny! So here it is, Tami in her turquoise dress, holding the statue of herself with the bunny!