My business has seen better days (and weeks, and years.) The economy has wreaked havoc with my sales during each and every one of the juried art shows I’ve done this fall.
I’m seriously questioning whether or not I should continue painting, and wondering how I will stay in business in 2011.
But then I received these two photos. They came from a family who’s commissioned painting project I finished up this summer. I shipped the oil painting to them a couple of weeks ago, and they were nice enough to send me a photo of how it looks in their home.
When I saw the sun shining in on their pretty, yellow walls, it made me smile. I hope the photos of this sunny room brighten up your day too. 🙂
This kind e-mail also came along too, and brought a little cheer into my life.
“Oh my gosh Marie, I’m thrilled with this painting. Absolutely thrilled. Erin has temporarily assigned it to the mantle (and actually I love seeing it there) but I’m looking forward to giving it a permanent home here in my recording studio.
Thank you so much. You’re a genius.”
“Hi again. I woke up this morning and headed down the hallway and was greeted by my new painting on the mantle. Yep, I still love it. Not just like it. Love it. I want to stare. Even more than that, I want to be there, in the painting.”
Many thanks to my Missouri Fans for all this encouragement.
Never underestimate the power of your words. They can either make or break somebody’s day.
To see photos of this painting in progress, click here on this link.