A few weeks ago I had a tween purchase a piece of art for his friend’s birthday present. While I was at Panoply, I had a family come into my booth and suddenly one of the kids yells, “She’s the one that made my Llama!” She recognized my signature. It was so neat to meet the recipient of this little llama, and I was so honored that she liked it so much. Her mom took our photo together. It was a such a neat experience. And so nice to really see how art touches lives.
As an artist, it can be very hard to stay positive about your work. You are always putting a little piece of yourself out there for others to judge. And let me say, not everyone is very nice. Or even tactful. This was the perfect little moment for me to tuck away for my head and my heart for those days when I’m feeling down.