Friday, November 30, 2007

22 Twain

Does 22 seem like a lot or a little? Old or young? Because I've only completed 22 paintings this calendar year, and it doesn't seem like very many to me. And my oldest daughter is 22; I am twice her age (as of last week) and that doesn't seem so old to me, either.

Tomorrow night is the *holiday art sale* opening at Bering and James Gallery. My "Landscape" (catchy title, I know) will be offered for $300. Part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to DePelchin Children's Center, part go to Bering and James, and part go to me. This is a very typical breakdown of where the money goes when someone buys a painting. Add in the cost of supplies, time, and effort at marketing, and the term "starving artist" comes to mind.

Thank God for Reese. He encourages the best in me, he provides for our family, and he delights in me pursuing artistic endeavors. He is content with this year's 22 paintings, and with me being 44. And he absolutely loves having a 22 year old daughter....and a 20 year old, and an 18 year old, and a 16 year old......


Anonymous said...

22 couches is too many. i finid out tomorrow (saturday) if i got thurs the 6th and fri the 7th off. if so, i am a comin' to htown. i may bring a matt graham. do you mind the company?

Anna Hazel said...

aww. I love daddy too. and you, mom

Sarah Hazel said...

Sweet Anna. You are precious.