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Sunday, December 18, 2011

SUNFLOWERS ARE FOREVER

This summer my husband and I were dropping off some things to our local Salvation Army.  As you might guess, I have more books than the average person, so I was glancing around to see if I could donate a few when I spotted a bookshelf.  My gaze immediately gravitated to what was sitting on the top of that shelf!  A painting.  A painting with sunflowers and a stack of books piled on a table.  It felt like a gift for me -- and me alone.  I couldn't get across that room fast enough to snatch up my beautiful little find that cost me a whole $3.00. 

When I got home, I immediately hung my newfound treasure on my office wall. Then I set out to find the artist and ask if she still paints.  Much to my amazement I was able to find her.  I learned that the painting I bought is one of only three paintings she did for an arts class in University. She doesn't paint any longer.  I hope my interest and love for her art has changed her mind, one never knows.  But I look at my lovely little painting every day, and appreciate what she created in that class.

8 comments:

  1. That's beautiful, Lina. What a find!
    And just as lovely - this blog. It's absolutely beautiful. Love the glistening water and the fish are a wonderful touch!

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  2. Norah, thanks for helping me create the blog. Out little group is so great.

    The backdrop is a picture taken in Exmouth, Australia. The goldfish are cute and fun to feed.

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  3. I love that painting! Let's hope she picks up a brush again. And your backdrop is beautiful.

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  4. I love your paintings, too, Barbara!

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  5. Lovely blog site! And I love that painting as much as the fact that you found the artist. What story possibilities! Looking forward to reading some interesting blogs by you.

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  6. You're right about the possibilities, Kate. One never knows where the next story will come from. In fact, I have the germ of a new idea forming right now. I'm trying to hold it back because once it's fully formed, I'll want to start writing it, and I have to finish what I'm doing now. :)

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  7. Lina, I love that little painting too. Too bad she didn't create prints because I'd buy one as fast as you did. What a wonderful treasure!

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  8. Hi Susan,
    it seems there might be a niche market since authors love paintings that are related to our business. I was totally thrilled to find a little treasure like this one.

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