The emotions the painting created in me welled up and leaked out of my eyes. Why? Because it so reminded me of my father. He was killed in an auto accident when he was 35. Too young. It so reminded me of my father - lean, lanky, strong cheekbones and deep-set eyes; and the guitar which he played all the time. I went back several times to view it again. Then I posted a comment to Myrna telling her how much this painting touched me - and isn't that what great art is all about - the reaction of the viewer that could be something totally unforeseen by the artist.
I am the proud owner of that painting.
And Myrna Wacknov, who already had her angel's wings because she is so open and sharing and giving to everyone she meets online and in person, has those wings in the shop with me now so I can make sure they are shiny, bright, and edged in gold. I'll make sure they are not too heavy and not too bright but just right :)
Thank you, Myrna. I have no other words. Look for those gilded wings to be delivered (FedEx, of course - and if you get the reference to a certain movie that featured Fed Ex and angel wings and Tom Hanks, you get an A).
But wait, that's not all! Laura Trevey of Watercolors by Laura had a giveaway to EVERYONE who read her blog during the month of April and posted 3 comments during the month. Now how easy was that? Checking a wonderful, colorful, beautiful blog every day or so during April and taking a moment to comment on some of her postings that month? And did I say EVERYONE who did this and sent her their snail mail address got a print of one of her original watercolors? Yes!! How wonderful - and you could choose the one you wanted and I knew immediately which one I wanted because, well, because it's so wonderful and blue and beachy and...well, I just love it.
And it arrived in the mail today!
Thank you, Laura, for your generosity and sharing attitude!
I never thought I'd meet so many angels when joining this world of blogging artists.
And I would be remiss if I didn't mention here (although I've posted on this before) that I also won the anniversary giveaway Chris Beck had on her blog recently, winning a colorful, funny, lovely, bright painting of one her little ducky salt-and-pepper shakers.
I never thought I'd meet so many wonderful people when joining this world of blogging artists. I am amazed and so thankful for each one of you - and you all know who you are - who are so caring and giving of artwork, of time, of talent, of knowledge. WOW!
Now I've got to get to the framers to pick out some mats and frames for these beautiful works of art so they can grace my home for years to come. And for you, Myrna, Laura and Chris, a little youtube Dido saying, I....want to thank you....