My earliest memory of "security" (other than my mother) is a flat, rather plain teddy bear, aka Teddy. He had a soft brown eye (his left glass eye was missing) and a very flat body - probably a hand-me-down. Middle school came and I put him in the closet and my Mom eventually got rid of him. I looked for him one day ... and he was gone! I was so upset.
This prompt is a bit wide open. You may take inspiration from these paintings by my dearest friend, Toril Fisher. Her website is a JOY to look at - HERE. Do yourself a huge favor and click on the link. She has animals, nature, (ocean, woodlands, seaside, etc) florals, boats, Ball jars, and she doesn't shy away from the political. She can also be found on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE.
The images we may contemplate are offered here (not her website). The first is "Lamby" - MY daughter's dear loved one. I am having Toril paint all six of my children's favorite stuffed animals or dolls. The set will have a place of honor above my bed until a time I decide to gift them.
The theme to contemplate is "comfort". Do you remember a childhood toy that gave you comfort or your own children's sweet companions - a toy, a blanket? A certain memory surrounding comfort? You may venture into the adult world if you like - is there a certain song, scent, or activity that brings you comfort. I know how the creative bug is, so let it take you where it takes you.
If you use one of these paintings, please give Toril Fisher credit for the paintings and link her website if you can. Thank you. Linky is below and you know what to do. Please come back and visit the poets that will link later than you. I look forward to your artistic interpretation!