Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome Home!

There are a few paintings I've sold that I regretted instantly. This was one of them. Luckily, my friend bought it so that made me feel a little bit better. A few years have passed, but I always missed this painting. I think of my paintings as a sort of personal timeline. How my inspirations and color combinations have evolved over time. It made me realize that it's okay to keep my favorite pieces, at least for awhile so I'm sure I won't be sad about it. People sometimes assume that since I sell my artwork that all of it is for sale. I can't describe the looks I've gotten when I say "it's not for sale." Like I'm being greedy, or maybe they're thinking "why don't you just whip another one out for yourself? Who knows....
Anyway.......... as luck would have it, my friend just recently moved into a cute little bungalow with very little wall space and was having trouble finding room to hang all of her art. I offered to buy it back if she wanted and she said yes. Hurray! My "Mermaid with Sea horses" is back home with me. I think I'll hang her in my bathroom.


  1. I love this one too! I can imagine after pouring heart & soul into a painting that it would be hard to let go of. I do like that you do the prints on stretched canvas in your shop though - I don't know too much about art (other than what I like) but I think it's great how you accent those canvases with paint too. Makes them seem kinda individual in their own right, I guess :)
    Enjoy having your painting back home & best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    ~ Emily.

  2. Your work is so beautiful I don't see how you can part with any of the originals. Thank you for sharing them with the world and congratulations on reuniting with this piece. :)