A nice woman bought my painting of my cat, Fidget, from the Frye Museum in... um... 1987, maybe. She EMAILED ME TODAY and said:
I think I have finally found you! I am the proud owner of Fidget, who I bought way back from your showing at the Frye Museum in Seattle. I talked to you by phone once a long time ago. I hope you are well.
I am an RN who has done a little art work. I live in Poulsbo with my 84 year old mom and grey poodle. We love Fidget, a truely great painting. I think your self-portrait is great, too. My brother is a painter in San Diego, and your work and his have many similarities as far as subject matter goes.
How long have you had your website? I would enjoy hearing from you.
How wonderful to hear from you! Yes, I remember our phone conversation very well. I have had a website for a couple of years -- just fooling around, really. It changes fairly frequently. One thing I would like to do is put more of my paintings in the online gallery -- well, eventually! I haven't been able to paint for about 5 or 6 years now, because of the ms, but I do various things like photography and computer graphics. I still work at Wa He Lut Indian School running the Legends Art Program (gifted art students) -- last year we were heavy into web-based graphics, and made personal webpages, animated GIFs, fooled around with code JUST A LITTLE (enough so the children could see there is something underlying their webpages, then add things like mouse trails). I'm still staggering around although it gets harder and harder. I was switched last school year to a room that is like an oven, plus my mother (who had gone through chemo) died in February and the ensuing still-not-quite-wrapped-up mess was extremely awful. So I felt like I paid with my health for last year -- I'm not sure what can happen next school year, but since summer is my worst time, usually, I guess I won't really know until then! But not to be gloomy -- I'm lucky in that computers and the internet make communication happen -- and as someone who was trained in old-style commercial art I am happy at the ease with which one can do something like change a font, or alter a color scheme. I'm easily pleased, which is a gift! I'm interested in your brother's paintings -- can they be seen online? ---->->-@z
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