Tonight, the gal delivering a package to me came in to put it on the table for me, as it was pretty heavy.

As she handed me the receipt thing to sign, she looked around, and exclaimed, “Oh wow! Are these paintings all yours????”

She proceeded to walk around the entire front room, where I have my latest paintings, prints and drawings set up on the wall – my own personal gallery.

She carefully studied each one, as she kept saying, “I really should go, I’m going to be late…but oh wow! Look at this one! And this one!”

After 20 minutes of looking and looking and looking, she turned to me with her face covered in tears!

I asked her if she was OK, and she said, “Oh yes. I’m so OK it’s awesome. I’m quitting my job tomorrow and going back to painting. I can’t stand this job one more minute. In fact, I’ll do it tonight.”

Although I was totally shocked, I had the presence of mind to ask her if she had financial backup so she wouldn’t starve her first year. She said, “Yes! This is the sign I’ve been waiting for! I’m so excited!”

She came over and gave me a huge hug and said, “I’ll be in touch – you have totally inspired me. Thank you so much!” And then she rushed out the door.

This one was her favorite.

FOREST FALLS – original acrylics on canvas, 20″ x 16″ – Contact me if you recognize it to be yours. Or if you’d like a print.


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