A friend and fellow artist came to the reception to be supportive even though she did not feel well. When I first greeted her, she seemed very down and depressed, very unlike herself. About 15 minutes later after she had looked around at the artwork, I spoke with her again and her attitude and demeanor had completely changed! She was enthusiastic, positive, peppy, and singing our praises. It was an amazing transformation to behold!
The painting shown at the top was sold to my neighbor who fell in love with it as soon as she saw it at the Heart & Sol exhibit. She was so thrilled to buy it and is looking forward to hanging it near her bed so she can be reminded of the love of God every day when she wakes up and every night as she awaits sleep.
The second piece shown left was sold during the Holiday in the Park event. The whole evening was a great experience for me. Many people came by and clearly enjoyed my artwork. Several people commented about or described how the work spoke to them. That was quite rewarding. The little 8 x 6 painting that sold happens to be the first piece of original artwork that this new collector ever purchased. What an honor!
The first of the three shown was sold to a friend who saw it at the reception and had been thinking of it ever since. She and her husband attended the last day of the Heart & Sol exhibit and together chose between a couple of favorites. In the end "Every Day A Surprise" won out. She plans to put it in her kitchen as a daily reminder of cheerfulness and hope!
The last painting was purchased by a collector as a Christmas gift for someone who has been going through a hard time. The collector shared that she feels my work has a healing effect and that is why she bought this little painting for her loved one.
As consecutive sales becomes the norm, I probably won't feel the need to describe each one. However, all of these sales, plus the many comments about my artwork that I have received this month in particular, have opened my eyes to the positive effect my artwork has on others. It has boosted my confidence in that what I am doing is important and helpful to others. For that I am very thankful.