Two Sisters on a Mission
Missed our Dragons Den episode? Here is our PITCH! We were so honored to have an offer from all 6 dragons and the final offer was four times the asking valuation. We are grateful for the positive energy of thousands of Canadians who have reached out from coast to coast. Together - we are unstoppable!
We are Fatima Sultan and Amna Sultan, 10 and 8-year-old founders of Two Sisters on a Mission and authors of the book “Anything is Possible”. We faced the Dragons in Dragons’ Den (season 14) and have been honored to speak to thousands through over 40 keynotes in major conferences and business competitions alongside role models like Dr. David Suzuki and business leaders from around the world. If you would like us to come to your event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As Canada's Youngest Social Entrepreneurs we are on a mission to bring the world together by bringing the art, the stories, the struggles and the talent of artists from remote parts of the world within your reach. We want to make a real difference in their lives. Our social business model has been ranked among the top presentations in multiple startup competitions against serial entrepreneurs three times our age. The world will not change if we all wait for others to act so we have decided to take this initiative to support artists we met during our trips to build libraries around the world with our family (Visit www.libraryinaweek.com to see the builds)
We give a royalty to our artist for every print you buy on our store. This helps our artists financially and provides them with ongoing support and encouragement. The world needs our collective action to make a difference and we are counting on yours by purchasing a print today. If you need a custom print of a specific dimension, or a larger quantity for your event please contact us. Our customers now include some of the biggest businesses and universities in Canada.
DRAGONS dEN Episodes
Missed our Dragons Den episodes? It is now available online on CBC. Link is in our keynotes page here. Not only did all 6 Dragons make an offer the final offer ended up being four times the asking valuation. We are also so grateful to Desjardin for accepting us in the GoodSpark program, to Lane for his scholarship offer and above all to thousands of Canadians who reached out to send us messages of support and inspiration. We are truly grateful and together - we are unstoppable!
"Home" from the Lazar Family
We are thrilled to launch our 5th artist - 12 year old Salowah and her family! We met the incredible Lazar family on the side of the street in Morocco as they were painting and selling beautiful art pieces. See the video at https://lnkd.in/e-rNNAh
They start their work early in the morning and end late in the night. The Lazar family is extremely hard-working and work together to support each other. They use their art to send the wonderful message of happiness, gratitude and love to the world. There are three art pieces now on the store by the names Africa, Commitment and Home. Our favorite one is "Home" - it has the message that home is where your heart is. It captures the very early days of the city of Marrakesh which is the home of this family. The message of the painting is to always remember that there is no other place like your home. Know that your home will welcome you every single time. Home can be somewhere you choose to live recently or somewhere where you have lived for generations - home is where your heart is and home is your safe place that you must work hard to make it even better.
More than ever before, the world needs our actions. We ask that you take action with us by getting a print.
Jason Fobister with Amna & Fatima Sultan
We are so honoured that our first artist is Jason Fobister from the Grassy Narrows First Nations community in Canada. We met Jason during a visit to the community to build a library and his kindness, compassion and love for humanity deeply moved us. He is like family to us now. We are so honoured to have the opportunity to make the world aware of this incredible artist and thrilled that he is joining us in Toronto on 29th Sep for the launch of our business.
Be prepared to be amazed by his incredible paintings and make sure you look carefully, as the message are deep within the colors of this amazing artist. In Jason's own words :
"Art taught me how to be humble and let everything go. It taught me how to live a humble life with my family. My family and my entire community is very proud of me. Art for me is a good escape for me to get away, its like a vacation for me. You see art in everything, in your daily life. You just have to take it out and do something with it
I feel happy to be a part of this and it is a dream come true. If feel grateful to have met you. You are a beautiful family. I am grateful that you have the very positive outlook to meet and greet people. That is what the world needs."
- Jason Fobister
"JOURNEY" BY JASON FOBISTER
Jason Fobister lives in the First Nations Reserve of Grassy Narrows in Canada and he is like family to us. This painting is our favorite. He took 1 year to make this painting after we met and then gave it to our family as a surprise in front of 200 of our closest supporters at a dinner in October 2019. The message is so powerful. It talks about going after your dreams, of realizing your worth and your potential and the fact that the journey is not just to the end of the world you see but well beyond. In Jason's own words:
"Journey" is a painting of self discovery, learning about dreams and the realization that once you reached the sky of your world that there is more! Being free in your mind is the release from the physical and explore the universe of your mind. Everything we are made of, is the exact same substance that gives a star life, we are all connected with light, and the force behind it. There are no limits to our dreams, always challenge yourself, love life and most important is loving yourself is the key to understanding your true potential. The idea for this painting came a year ago when you met your dad, you and your family and it is inspired by your families journey in this life"
We Can Do Custom Prints of Any Size!
On our store, we only sell two sizes that are most popular but we LOVE to work with you to design a size that will fit your office or home perfectly. The message from our aritst bring such warmth and energy to your space and if we make it custom size, it is even better! For example, Marina & Stuart are amazing role models and we felt that the painting 'Learning' represented their personalities so well. They needed three pieces of art, 5 feet by 3 feet each. The end product was spectacular. Email us your requirements at email@example.com
"LEARNING" - jason fobister - Our Bestseller
This painting is dedicated to all the mentors in our lives. It was inspired the life story of a principal and the sacrifices educators make for their students. This gentleman battled through cancer and he just loved teaching kids. I was asked to paint for his farewell from the school after teaching for 30 years and I didn’t know what I was going to paint. His life story is pretty amazing, and I decided to paint a tree as it provides shelter to others. It had to be strong, and I started mixing my golds and my bronze colors. I could see the life of a teacher is so vibrant, so I painted the leaves red. I added a book in front of that tree because that is his life and his life is about teaching and helping people to learn. I wrote a page and a half in that book, and I left half of the page empty. It is a symbolic reference that the story of life has to be written completely as a human and the story goes on.
Our Role Models are the wind beneath our wings. They are captured in this book launch video
"Stand Tall Little One - For all those that came before You" BY Jason Fobister
NEW PAINTING: This painting touches your heart and is the latest one from Jason. Jason Fobister lives in the First Nations Reserve of Grassy Narrows in Canada. His art is inspired by nature, humanity and love.
It captures those times when you stand for something you believe in again all odds, remember you are not alone. You stand on behalf of those that stood before you. You stand for a movement, for courage and for giving a voice to the sacrifices of those before your time. Look carefully at the clouds and the true meaning of the painting will reveal itself as the wise buffalo passes on the lesson of courage and character to the little one just as it has had been passed on that message by those before it. Stand Tall Little One - For Those That Came Before You. You stand for something that is bigger than you individually. I had this painting in my mind when I did my speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNagdm8BPr4 I was not alone and neither are you. Lets stand for something we believe in.
"WE ARE WARRIORS" - Jason Fobister
"One day I was looking across the lake from my home, when you look up the sky you can see shapes and the silhouettes of natural things you see in life. That is why I figure that is such a beautiful cloud then can see the shape of wolf, bear, eagle and a first nations warrior. After that the things started connecting and I drew what came to my mind. Those the moments in my life that are real and things of beauty. That is why I feel bad to put my name on the painting because it did not come from me but it came from life. It was something special for me because perhaps the creator helped me see that in life and to look for the lessons from life. They lessons come not just for me talking but they can come silently from nature and all you need to do is open your heart and mind."
THE MESSENGER - Jason Fobister
"When a traditional dancer dances, people always see his power and steps and all the way how he is dressed. They are very fierce and brave but, they have a beautiful dance. When he grabs his whistle, it is a part of the eagle’s wing. The significance of the eagle whistle is to pray for people and for anyone who gave you a tobacco to blow the whistle at a pow-wow.
When you blow that whistle you are giving the eagle life again because you’re with the eagle and it is not all by your self. The painting to me has a lot of power because he is holding the eagle on his staff he is looking at it. He has so much grace and power that for the rest of his life he is going to be a dancer and cannot stop because, it is for health and for enjoyment. That is what the dancer is doing he is bringing back to life to an animal which had a past and he is giving life to people who observe him dance. So that is the significance of this painting."
How We Found Our SECOND Artist - He is inspired by those who cannot see
Daviel and Lili with the Two sisters
Daviel Galan lives in Cuba and is our second artist. His art is inspired by people who are visually impaired and by those who can see, but don't take the time out of their lives to feel for others. Through his art he wants to remind us all to remember others. We simply should not just see but feel all that is around us. This one statement moved us when our second artist shared the inspiration behind his art.
Daviel knows how to write and read braille. We backpacked for 45 days and saw numerous artist but it was his spiritual art that moved us.
His original paintings have detailed description in braille embedded in the painting. Each of his paintings has a deep message.
"COURAGE" BY DAVIEL GALAN
This art moved us personally as well. Every time we take the stage, we are judged before we speak because we are 10 and 8 years old. When we speak, we set the record straight. We may be small, but we have big dreams. We may be young, but our business model is strong. We may be youths but we have the power to change the world. We dedicate this painting to all the youths of the world, to help them realize, they have within them the power they need to make a difference.
To all the youths out there, this art is for you. Never underestimate the change you are capable of making in the world.
"FAITH" BY DAVIEL GALAN
We sat down as a family and talked about the shackles that surround us as humans. Shackles of doubt. Shackles of fear. Shackles of judgement from others. Shackles of self limiting thoughts. We have the power to break them. We have the power to rise. We have bigger forces looking after us and we have to simply not be limited anymore. The biggest failure is when we do not try. The output of that process was this masterpiece
Our Third Artist has a powerful message. Choose Joy over negative emotions. We always have something to be thankful for.
"Joy" by Yasmani Hasan
His art is inspired by the simple emotion of JOY! Yasmani Hasan lives in Cuba and we met him on the street while searching for spiritual artists. His message is that too many times, we focus on the negative, both within and around us. It is much more important to focus on happiness and JOY. It is always within the reach no matter how tough the situation is. In this painting, he is captures the smiles of children from Africa that are always represented in malnourished and sad images. His message is that they too have happy moments and can teach us all a lot about being grateful and enjoying life with limited resources. The original painting is also available. Purchase your print today, bring JOY into your work space or living room & help us support our artist.
"THE ARRIVAL" - jason fobister
The Arrival - I spoke against drugs and alcohol when I was 18 as I had friends doing drugs and alcohol and also I lost family members to depression. I spoke about it in school and someone said that we should recognize him as there is something special about him.
So, during that ceremony, I had a little dream that I was an eagle and I am flying from the west over a lake and by the time ceremony was over, they told me that my spirit sits in the east and I look out towards the west. So, I saw my spirit coming from west to come meet me.
Having a pipe (First Nations award) is a privilege given to you to carry for people and to understand life more closely. It gave me the opportunity to pray and to learn to pray. Life is not just air and rocks, there is a spiritual side to life. Everything is made up of energy and everything is attracted towards that energy.
"Harmony" By Jason Fobister
This painting is very special. It is our vision of bringing the world together come true. Our artist Jason Fobister from the First Nations Reserve of Grassy Narrows in Canada painted this for Rob Van Der Ende from Singapore after they both met at our business launch. There are emotions expressed in this painting that words simply cannot be described. It is a perfect gift for your mentor, the care taker, the selfless souls in your life that support you.
" The golden eagle landing on top of the tree represents the selfless role models with their wings spread out kinda sheltering the life under them. With a beautiful sunset with golden rays of light that are making themselves known that this is the moment!!! There is nothing to fear as they are there, as the protector of this sacred tree, all of life can continue to flourish and live. The tree is on a little tiny island surround by water like its own little oasis with just a tiny bit of mist. And I think that is the place people feel blessed and reminded that life is a real beautiful place and this is the place to be! This painting Harmony is poetry in life, when color is unleashed and is set free, the most beautiful collaboration can occur, there is no predator and there is no prey! We can then come join hands and like nature, be sculpted to perfection. We shouldn't live our lives for tomorrow, we live it for today! This painting is inspired by my friend Rob from Singapore" Jason Fobister
In addition to a print of harmony if you would like a custom painting done, please contact us.
"Crystal Dreams" - Jason Fobister
"This painting is inspired by my wife Crystal as she encouraged me to finish it. It is a reflection of home, respect, honour and courage. I wanted to capture the colors of the traditional classical style of painting but with an indigenous story. I hope I was able to do it justice to capture my emotions using my art."
"Gentle Giant" by Boon Choo
Boon Choo is an inspiration in so many different ways. She paints with one hand. She is a fighter and has fought through her hardships in life to be a source of inspiration and an amazing artist. Boon Choo is not just an incredible artist from Thailand, she is an incredible human who has overcome all obstacles to empower people through her art. Her art is deeply moving and she completely runs all aspects of her business operation. She is an inspiration for us and a role model.
Her art is so expressive that it doesn't need an explanation. This painting, Gentle Giants, represents the amazing souls who go through life calmly but with a strength that is incredible. There presence brings peace to those around them but at the same time, they are really strong but don't use their power to make others feel less. The picture of the elephant and the serenity that comes with it bring peace into the hearts of those that see it - especially given the incredible human who produced it.
"REFLECTION" BY DAVIEL GALAN
Daviel knows how to write and read braille. When we asked him what his favorite painting means, he had closed his eyes and read what it had said. It was about calmness that can only be achieved from within. That moment was so moving for us. Daviel’s painting consists of enchanting color palette which makes up the beautiful paintings. The different shades of green in the painting is truly amazing, so does the story behind it.
Can you see the eye below? It is closed and in the center. Encouraging us all to feel and not just see. Now on the left bottom is the description of the pictures in braille that can only come with the original so those with visual impairment can also experience this art. It describes what the painting means. We all have the ability to feel this calmness.
"Anything is Possible" a book by Fatima & Amna Sultan
Fatima & Amna Sultan are 10 and 8-year-old founders of Two Sisters on a Mission. From facing the Dragons in Dragons’ Den to 40 keynotes in major conferences and business competitions, Canada’s Youngest Social Entrepreneurs are on a mission to make a real difference. They run an online art store to bring the world together by bringing the stories, the struggles and the message of artists from remote parts of the world to life. The two sisters have won various awards for their impact and their customers include some of the biggest businesses, universities, conferences and events in Canada. In their own words,“This book is not about our accomplishments as we are two very ordinary kids just doing something we love. Through this book we hope to inspire more people to do what they love and make a difference. All we want through our social business, through our speeches and through this book is to drive impact - nothing else really matters. We have so much still to learn but we have a message to share as well. A simple message that we all have the power and potential to make a difference. The time to take action is now. If what you dream of doing has not been done before then it is an opportunity to create a path that will empower millions one day. We wish you all the best”This book is for anyone, youths and adults, looking to have impact in this world and not sure on how to start. Fatima and Amna write with the optimism of youth but the maturity of a social entrepreneur which makes this perspective unique. The book is not just about their story but rather a set of tools, techniques and perspective that will empower more people to take action.
Two Sisters on a Mission
This logo is hand drawn with love. It represents our vision of bringing the world together and making a real difference. We wanted to reflect our mission in our logo which is to make a real difference in the world.