Visually Preserve Priceless Family Memories!
Preserving cherished memories is something countless people seek to do. Some like to compile a record of their own lives, while others seek out little-known ancestors.
Those who accumulate pieces of their own history love to recall fun times at Grandma’s house, their unique vacation trips, possibly a loyal pet, or maybe their first car.
Their recollections also include remembering the street they lived on—where all the kids in the neighborhood played group games after dinner. They recall the old two-story elementary school, the excitement of summer picnics at a favorite spot, and the dog that followed them everywhere. Then there was the car they learned to drive in—the one with the stick shift.
In seeking little-known ancestors, nothing is more exciting than finding a long-sought-after name in an aging registry.
Unless it’s learning more about him or her: What did he do for a living? Was he a cobbler? A farmer? A shopkeeper?
What were her hobbies? Did she love to read — like I do? Did she like dressing up in her finest? Was she a good dancer? How did the two of them meet?
Whether seeking personal memories or those of ancestors, the best record is still pictures. Nothing else fully captures the emotion of a person’s life. And since old photos are often faded, turning them into original oil paintings — like the 20 on the GALLERY page — creates permanent treasures.