|Boundless II (detail) 2011 - sold|
Yesterday I delivered this baby to it's new owner. Haha - that about sums it up! I feel like a surrogate some days as I work on things while the people in it's future home await it's arrival. I take lots of photos of my work, so I feel okay about passing them on, especially when I get to meet them and see how loved my art will be. It's completely humbling. I was invited in to the most recent buyer's house. There was color and art EVERYWHERE. I mean everywhere. Each little space of wall had something. There were teeny illustrations, brilliant watercolors, portraits, framed photos, rock carvings, and even large abstract sculpture. Incredible. I was constantly drawn here and there around the rooms to take closer looks.
Then I saw it! A little bright prairie with a dark sky! "Oooh I like this one!!" I said. I got up close - and of course, it was a photo of the late Courtney Milne's. I should have known. And I turned around to face the man of the house and I said, "I am so honored that you bought my art". That's all I could say. I was suddenly overwhelmed and a little choked up. He told me little stories behind some of his favorite pieces in the room. And then he sat down and said, "you artists really bring us to the place where the world is a better place", and then he didn't know what to say after that.
I drove home and everything in my mind slowed down, and I just felt... ? honored - content - humbled. That's the word... humbled. Honestly, the same thing happens to me when I'm reading your comments. I just get excited snapping photos and truly enjoy stitching them up. I so easily get immersed in my work. I guess I'm never really thinking about how anyone else will react to my art, so when I do have to stop sewing and be present for them, it truly is a show-stopping moment for me.
|Lily & Butterfly, 2011|
On to the next project... : ) Thanks for listening.