First, I want to tell you that I have a piece,
And now for part deux...
Serendipity, meaning happy accident or pleasant surprise.
Two years ago, I was selling my artwork at a Holiday Bazaar in Rochester, NY. I sold ALOT of artwork that weekend, including a small art doll in a box I called Donatus. It had been one of my favorite pieces, and when the man came up to me with it in his hand, I felt a pang in my heart. To say I was sad to it go would be an understatement. I thought about it often. Sometimes as an artist, we develop a special attachment to the pieces we create, but we know we can't keep them all or we'd starve. This was one of those pieces.
I thought about Donatus alot after that, like I said before, often wishing I had held on to it. Really, it was a small piece, it wouldn't have taken up much space... I could have brought something else to sell instead of that...Why couldn't I have just held on to it?? (These are the things that would go through my head) Well, apparently, the Universe heard me and...
Fast forward to the end of last summer~I had joined a mixed media art group on FB and was contacted by a fellow member. Turns out, she lived in Rochester. Turns out, she knew the man who had purchased Donatus. Turns out, she had Donatus! Turns out, she wants to return it to me! Now, normally that might have offended me, but not in this case. I had actually just been lamenting (again) over my decision to sell Donatus only just a few days before!
M. had said the piece had been purchased for a family member, who's taste in art was quite different than what the purchaser had thought. Donatus then moved into M.'s house, where he stayed quietly on a shelf. Long story short, M. offered to return Donatus to me. I gladly accepted and offered to replace it. M. has never taken me up on my offer, and instead, sent along another gift (as if the return of Donatus wasn't enough!).
How perfect! I just love them! I wore them way past Halloween and around Christmas, decided to put them away for a while, but boy do they make me smile!! Thank you, M.! For everything!!