This weekend we went to a family gathering for Easter, and also to go to my grandmother-in-law's funeral. As we were getting ready to leave Saratoga Springs, my bro-in-law Hank asks his wife, Sara, if she told what one of their neighbors had said about a painting I did for Sara for Christmas a few years ago.
So this neighbor was visiting Sara, and happened to notice this painting that I did for Sara of sunflowers. Sara LOVES sunflowers. The lady starts gushing about the painting, saying how much she loved it, how awesome it was, etc. She asked Sara where she got it because she wanted to go and get one, she apparently loved it that much. Sara goes, "Well, my sister in law gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago. She painted it."
I guess the lady liked it and couldn't believe that I had painted it. She thought it came from a store or something. I have to admit, that made me feel GOOD. Nothing like some validation on your art. Honestly, I was excited about it, it was the first one I had ever done, and I thought it turned out pretty good. But I honestly didn't think it was something to get THAT excited about.
Thanks Sara, for making my day!