I had in my head earlier today that I was going to write about how much kind words mean to each of us. I don’t know if artists need more of them that anybody else but they mean a lot when they are given to me! This morning on my Facebook page I had a friend post “You are so amazing, Lynne!” and I could just feel the smile beaming off my face. She didn’t have to post that, she could have just hit the “Like” button or ignored me altogether! I’m so glad she decided to post it though. 🙂
I also took a trip to a nearby town today to pick up my art that had been on display there for the last month. The gallery director was so sweet and appreciative that I’d shared my work with the staff & public in their town. I can’t count the times she thanked me for accepting the invitation to show my work there. Since I had sold several pieces during the show I had the choice of donating either money or artwork to them. I choose to leave a piece of my art there and she was like a kid in a candy store choosing which piece they got the keep for their collection. It made me feel like a million bucks! I even got a heartfelt hug. Makes me feel warm & fuzzy all over again, just thinking about it.
Now honestly, that’s enough goodness to last me for days and enough to prompt this post. But my day just got better! I’ve been creating artwork for a musician’s new music room over the last few weeks. We’ve met frequently to discuss colors, direction and mood of the piece and it’s getting very close to being finished. He stopped by this afternoon and was thrilled with the progress! We played with the last small details of the composition until we were both excited about the piece all over again. I can’t wait to finish it! Creating something personal for someone is such an honor! He also admired another piece of my work enough that it went home with him. 🙂 Could this day get any better?
It DID! I checked my email and there were a dozen or so emails from my blog account saying I had “Likes” and comments on one of my blog posts. It’s always a special occasion to me to get blog comments so having more than one was awesome! When I checked my email an hour or so later, 47 more emails! Something was going on, so I went to look at my stats for the day and traced it back to the fact that I’d been featured on the “Freshly Pressed” page of WordPress!! In addition to the nice comments I’ve had people subscribe to my blog too! Double-awesome! The comments keep coming and I am simply overwhelmed with the amount of people that will take the time to say something nice to a stranger. Thanks to all of you! You have no idea how much it means to me. The next time I have a bad day, I know exactly where to look to cheer myself up again!
I’m also going to re-double my efforts to pass along kind words wherever I can. How could I not want to share them after feeling their impact so many times?
Spreading the love,