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Sold! “Mercy”

I am happy to announce that I sold another one of my originals, “Mercy”, at the Arts Market.  Needless to say I am thrilled.  It became clear to me that  “Mercy” wasn’t meant to be around for any length of time.  I didn’t even make room to hang it at home.  It just sat on the floor propped up against a wall.

A couple who was expecting a baby purchased the piece.  The expectant father really liked the color green and he said that it was going to be in the baby’s room.  In my mind a baby’s room or nursery is a warm, secure place surrounded with positive images.  The fact that my work would be associated with that made me feel good.

So now I’ve sold two this year! Hooray!  And no sellers’ remorse which is good!

On a more sobering note, the following morning, I unloaded my car in a hurry and left to go to an exhibit.  I later returned to find two of my prints  sitting in between my screen door and the main door (it turned out that the president of my homeowner’s association found them and put them there).   I remember that as I was unloading the car that I set the prints off to the side. Apparently I forgot about them and in my haste to get to where I was going, I pulled out of the parking lot and ran over them.  I don’t even remember doing that but that’s the only scenario I can think of.

Here are both prints complete with embossed tire marks.

I was a little bent out of shape but my recent sale has taken the edge off.  Fortunately I didn’t pay a lot of money for these prints.   The funny thing is, I brought them with me to the event,  but I never displayed them since there was not enough room.  I just left them there sitting in the rear window of my car.  I guess I was never meant to sell them.

SOLD!! Saying Good-Bye to One of My Originals

I sold my first original work today.  It was “Nine Ladies Dancing” and was purchased by a church member who is going to give it to her daughter as a graduation present.

Believe it or not I have mixed emotions about this.  It was exciting to make the sale but at the same time, I am mourning the absence of a piece that has been in my house for over two years.   Granted I have photographs and scans for reproduction but it’s not the same.

I’ve said this many times but the art you create really is a part of you and I often refer to my originals as my children.  And so here I am selling one in return for money that will go into my bank account one day and come out the next.  The piece that I’ve carted around for a long time is now gone forever.

Am I being weird?  I know I have to build a business and this is one of the ways to make some money.   I’ll get over it and in the meantime, I hope her daughter enjoys her graduation gift.  In the end it’s all worth it if it brings joy to someone else.

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