Real Life Inspirations – The Garden of Prayer
I am a kindergarten teacher, and I own a version of The Garden of Prayer. During my art history class I was able to bring in a blown-up picture of my painting. The students would not let me move on! They kept coming back. I was able to get them all post cards, and ten of the thirteen students would not take them home for fear of their parents or siblings taking them. So I allowed them to keep the post cards on their desks all year. Every time the students wanted “alone time”, they would go to their desks and enjoy them – or just get their feelings out. Not only has The Garden of Prayer created a special bond between my mother and me, but it’s also a sanctuary for my five and six year-olds. Thank you for touching our hearts and for giving them hope for the future.
– Shawn O.
Share Your Real Life Inspiration
Real Life Inspirations are stories shared by Thomas Kinkade Collectors. Thom’s mission was to Share the Light and create a place of warmth, love and hope in each image he painted. If you would like to share your real life inspiration or your favorite Thomas Kinkade memory, click here.