very interested in buying a piece. They were interested
in some of the colored pencil pieces so I showed them
several ( some tootsie pops, pinwheels, sunglasses,
and suckers). Then they wanted to see some of the
photos on canvas, and they looked at some of the Paris
images, Greek images, and finally, this Costa Rica photo
of some fallen leaves. And this is the one they left with!
I always like it when the viewer has some response or
reaction to the piece, and then they end up taking it
home. It is my hope that they will enjoy it for many
years, and feel good when they see it.
Most artists have a story behind their work, and if I get
the chance, I enjoy sharing the stories with the customers.
I believe it to be a selling point sometimes, because if they
relate to the story or like it, they will repeat it when other
viewers see the piece. They seemed to enjoy my story
about seeing these leaves in Costa Rica, floating in the
pond, artfully arranged by God. I stood on a bridge over
them, and photographed them. Then I reached down
and re-arranged them several times and took some more.
This image was the original, and the one I liked the best.
My feeble attempts to arrange them were no match for
the random pattern made when they fell.
I guess you could read some spiritual meaning into all
that....It is always much better when God arranges elements
in our lives instead of us. We just need to learn to recognize
His hand, and leave things alone! Hope you have had a