Wed, Aug 26 at 1:31 PM
Good Morning To The Friends I Cannot See,
Confidence—the difference between good and great. Ponder on that for a little bit my friends. On Saturday my phone dinged with a text. It said “I found this pot in a consignment store. Is it yours and then a pic appeared of the pot” I knew immediately it was mine. I responded “yes, that is my work and who is this? Answer Tom in Dallas. I answered Tom in Dallas and told him it was gas fired to cone 10. He asked what cone 10 meant. I said please call me and I will explain the process. He did—I did. He said he found my phone number on my facebook page. I related the story of the lady that filled her shop in Ft Worth Texas with my work, how I did a meet the artist one week end, I told of the lady that bought that pot and how she called her husband to measure the space to make sure the pot would fit. I remember it like it was yesterday. It has been at least 15 years ago. I did not date that pot (for reasons unknown to me now) but had signed my name and ft. scott, ks. on the bottom. I told Tom I made things out of clay, I was not an accomplished potter. How I admired those that could make perfect pots each time. He responded “I think your work is amazing and I am so glad I found this piece of pottery. I am building a house in NM and your work will be the focal point of my new house” Our conversation continued for awhile, I sent him more pictures of work in my gallery, he continued to give me compliments. Sincere compliments. And the sentence that I started this blog with. We never know how we might impact the lives of others. What words can change another person in a positive way. I see myself as someone who likes to play in the clay—Tom saw my work as great. What a gift he gave me.
Did I mention that Tom is a teacher? Not of clay but he appreciates art. I was blessed to have met him even if it was over the phone. I am blessed that my work is traveling from state to state. I truly am blessed that Sammie came into my life those many years ago and wouldn’t let me quit. Thank You—–
Until we visit again