Monday, October 02, 2006
Gift of Renewal
This past weekend I made a gift of this painting to my priest, Father John. He had seen it at my show and really loved it. I could tell by his face that it really spoke to him. I was so moved by his reaction that I determined that if it didn't sell at the show, then I would give it to him. Little did I know just how much it really did mean to him.
After I gave it to him, he just lit up! He'd been thinking about it and talking about it for over a month, and was going to ask me if he could have a photo of it, and now he has the real thing. I felt like I had painted it just for him, even though I hadn't even met him at the time, and that it could finally go to its true home. What a rush!
I have to tell you, this experience has meant more to me than any sale I've ever made. It reminded me of why I am an artist. And it reminded me that God does indeed work in mysterious ways.