It's a great feeling when someone buys your work. It's the be all and end all when they love it enough to take pictures of it and then take the time to share them with you.
I don't think I'll ever get over the rush of selling my art or hearing compliments about it.
Six years ago I had no idea I'd be doing this for a living (I know I have stated this before) but, I am thankful that my collectors care enough about my work to not only give it a great home, but they often send me an email telling me how much they like it.
It's not every day I get to meet a collector in person, but yesterday I had the pleasure of having Brenda and her husband Rob pick up the pieces Brenda had commissioned from me. She brought me a couple of lovely gifts from her vintage Halloween collection (very beautiful treats), not only that, but she took the time to take more pics of the pieces and upload them to her Flickr stream after she returned home. I am honoured, as Brenda knows that she would choose to buy my work... not every vintage Halloween collector will put "new" with the old. And trust me she's got an amazing collection (that I drool over in her pics.)
I guess what I am really trying to say here is that... I am very grateful for having supportive collectors, a very supportive family and supportive artist friends who push me to put myself and my art out there.
Please know that I don't take any of this for granted. I appreciate you, just as much... if not more than you appreciate my art. A sincere thank you, because you help make this all possible!
My devil, bottom left and oops... I forgot about the black cat's head lantern, far right (pictured with many amazing pieces by the talented Debbie Hawkins of He-Be-Je-Bes)
Four pieces (above) made by me.
All pieces by me (except for the green cat at front by Bruce Elsass.)
Pictured below ~ all made by me.