Remember when I used to paint? Apparently someone does. Last week I sold one of my originals, Cloud 9, to a young woman who was looking to buy something that reflected her current mood. She had just gotten a promotion at work and liked my piece because she felt like she was floating on cloud 9. She plans on hanging it in her office.
I love hearing stories like this. It makes me feel so good when my art makes people feel good, uplifted or it enhances a positive feeling they’re already experiencing. I think I like to make exuberant pieces to remind people that are still reasons to feel energized and happy.
I have had this piece hanging on my wall for the last few years and while I will miss it, I’m glad that it will be going to a good home. Knowing that puts me on cloud 9
You can see more of my paintings on my online portfolio right here.
So before you all think I’ve lost my mind, let me briefly explain the the title of this here post.
If you have ever watched a soccer match on Spanish television, you’ll now that the television announcer loves to make a resounding shout whenever a player scores a goal. It’s distinctive, stays with you, and even if you don’t speak Spanish you’ll know what it means when the announcer calls out in one drawn out shout: “Golllllllllllll!”
And that’s exactly what I’m shouting these days. As of last week, in only eight days, we raised $1500! I was confident that we’d get there but never expected that we do it so quickly! What’s even more exciting is that the momentum keeps going and we are continuing to surpass our goal. As of this email, the Visions of New York Fundraising Campaign has now raised $1630 with 18 days left to go! We can still make the show even bigger and better, so if you have not already contributed, you can still do so by moseying over here.
In the meantime, I have been very busy putting together my packages to mail out to all of you generous contributors. All the print cutting and packaging stuffing over this weekend had me feeling like Santa Claus in May, but I mailed out the first wave of gifts this week with the rest on their way. Even though the tote bag and the postcard perks have already sold out, there are still more opportunities to contribute and no amount is too small.
Once again, thank you for all of your support, positive comments and good energy. They help me burn that midnight oil!