Handmade Chocolate Truffles in "Meant to Be Here" Tin
Handmade Chocolate Truffles in "Meant to Be Here" Tin
Artist: Jacqueline Carmody
Inspiration: Jamie Zeller Bitton
Jamie's Twist on Cancer
I am a 10 year Breast Cancer survivor and grateful each and every day to be thriving and enjoying life to the fullest! I knew I had a higher chance of getting Breast Cancer since I carry the BRCA gene. When I was diagnosed in October of 2009, I felt shocked, sad and lost. It was the most difficult time of my life, but I got through it with my amazing village of family and friends who surrounded me with love and support. I was delighted to learn about Brushes with Cancer last year and to know I would be considered as an inspiration for the 2nd time this year. My partnering artist, Jacqueline Carmody, has been a pleasure to partner up with. She made it so easy for me to open up to and share my story. Throughout this experience, I was able to relive my story of survival by expressing to Jackie how I felt and what I went through at that difficult time. I was also able to share more about the positive aspects of my life after surviving Breast Cancer: Moving to Israel to teach English, meeting my husband Liad and giving birth to our daughter Maya Gabriela. We focused on my hopes and dreams as I continue to aspire to reach my goals and desires for the future.
Jacqueline's Artist Statement:
I chose to focus my painting on Jamie’s life post breast cancer. This part of her life demonstrates strength, growth, hope, and love. I chose the title “Meant to be here” because each detail, location, and experience within the story seemed as if it were an important ingredient to her life’s plan. Jamie did not let breast cancer hold her back. She continued to challenge herself in new countries and build healthy relationships. Whether each experience was negative or positive, it was meant to be in Jamie’s narrative.
The vibrant colors within the artwork reflect Jamie’s refreshing and confident energy. The triangle on the left represents her home in Tel Aviv, Israel. Jamie lived in Israel for many years throughout her 20’s and 30’s. Tel Aviv is where she learned to become a strong and independent woman, and also where she met her the love of her life. The middle circle portrays her current family which involves her husband and daughter. From the moment I met Jamie, it was evident that these two people are her whole world. I chose the image of trees to symbolize her family because they have strong roots and are grounded. The triangle on the left represents her current home in Chicago where she was raised, and also resides today. My intention is that this painting will evoke passion and hope within the viewer because after meeting Jamie those emotions were thriving within myself.
About Our Truffles
Our artisan truffles have been manufactured by the same New England family since 1915 using traditional recipes to deliver a truly amazing truffle. Using only the finest ingredients such as cocoa butter and ethically sourced cocoa our truffle packages are sure to deliver the perfect taste and texture even to the most discerning of palates.
Whatever the occasion or whoever you want to treat, then our handmade chocolate truffles with accompanying personalized message tins make the perfect gift.
Our scrumptious bite sized truffles are hand made in New England and make a truly decadent treat. We truly believe you won’t have tasted chocolates this nice.
All our chocolates come with a fantastic, personalized message tin, guaranteed to bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to the recipient and, when the chocolates are finished, they can keep the tin as a memento and reminder of your love and best wishes.
We have messages and designs for 100s of occasions from birthdays, to wedding anniversaries, father’s day, engagements, valentines’ messages and more. With Love-Chocs the recipient gets not only a true message of your love but an amazing range of chocolates for them to savour.
Raspberry Truffle with Dark Chocolate
Nature’s own symphony plays for you with the classic pairing of ripe raspberries and chocolate. The melody of a summer’s day comes alive with a taste of this refreshing berry delight…birds chirping, the rustle of leaves in the breeze, and children laughing in the afternoon sun. Enjoy the concert.
Milk Chocolate Truffle
Classic and timeless, this chocolate is no Plain Jane. Just like the “little black dress,” its understated style is one of life’s little luxuries that we encourage you to enjoy with abandon. Simple, chic and never out of fashion, this truffle proves that less truly is more.
Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffle
Hop on your bike and ride down Main to the corner candy store. In the window, you’ll see pop standing over the copper kettle making a fresh batch of caramel. This time-proven classic will make you feel like a kid again with its milk chocolate shell and soft, buttery center. Go ahead, eat two...Mom will never know.
Irish Cream Milk Chocolate Truffle
It’s a long way to Ireland, but this truffle will whisk you off to the land of the shamrock. You’ll be warmed by the smooth liqueur flavor as the cream envelops your tongue with nuances of vanilla, caramel, and honey. To quote an Irishman, one taste and you will have “miles and miles of Irish smiles for many golden happy hours.
Tiramisu Milk Chocolate Truffle
Buon Appetito! In all of Italy, not much rivals the perfection of this traditional Tuscan dessert. Brighten any day with this light mocha-flavored, cream-kissed with the taste and aroma of an authentic espresso. La dolce vita was never so sweet.
Orange Truffle with White Chocolate
Warm, tropical sun and some of nature’s magic create beautiful, succulent oranges and the finest cacao. Lush, ripe and always pulp-free, let the premium white chocolate melt on your tongue to reveal the sweet tang of a Valencia. In life, a little rain must fall, but this grand orange is sunshine on a cloudy day