I was surprised when wandering the room on the last day of our plein air retreat to find that my friend and your fellow blog reader, Mary Beth Morrison, was painting me! I immediately loved it, which I think surprised her. It depicts our mutual friend Sarah and me deciding where to paint next.
You know how they say, if it is not a “Heck yeah!” it’s a no? Well this was a heck yeah. I immediately said I wanted to buy it, which is very uncharacteristic of me. I don’t know how to explain it, but I felt known and seen, which feels great every time I look at it.
Our house is chock full to the brim of my art, along with some of our daughter’s art and my mother’s art, plus a couple pieces I married into. This is the first piece of original art I have purchased, and it had to be pretty meaningful to me to buy it and find a place for it.
I’m keeping it framed in my office/studio to remind me of my friends in Maine and the good times we have.