Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My birthday...

Tomorrow I turn 70 years old! Imagine, seven decades behind me! That is reason to celebrate for a week or two, don'cha think?

SO from today through June 7th, 8th and 9th, all my paintings will be over 50% less and I will choose at least three to be 70% off.

Unfortunately I have an additional reason to throw a Celebration Sale.... Monday I learned that there is a leak in the water line between the water main and the house. So far, the water bill is six times my average rate. Next month promises to be even more. I could probably handle that, but the thing needs to be fixed.

The plumber's estimate came in at a bit more than ten times the amount of my Social Security check – possibly more than I receive for the entire year. I have used all my savings each year to pay property taxes. While I have a credit card available to pay part of it, the credit limit is somewhat less than the bill will be. All this left me bewildered, sad, in tears, and quite paralyzed on Monday.

But a good night's rest, some advice from a friend, and some intense prayer and thought yesterday brought me to realize first, that this is only money, I can get through it, I can turn it into an exciting adventure, and I may as well make it all a party and invite you to participate!

So if you have ever thought you might enjoy living with one or two of my paintings, please make it now....

There are two ways you can join in the party. First is direct purchase on my Blog through Pay Pal. Shipping will be free for you. Today I will go over my Blog and lower all the prices and change the “Buy Now”buttons to “”* amounts. If you have never purchased through Pay Pal, it is simple, quick, safe, and quite a kick!

*“” means Plumbing Emergency Price.

Second, if you are in the Burley area, our regular 1st Thursday Artist Open Studio event will be Thursday, June 7th (nice fit, don't you think? Seven Decades for me on the 7th of June....).

I will also hold two days of additional Open Studio on Friday and Saturday.

Also I will be posting and offering in the studio watercolor paintings, original screen prints, drawings and whatever else I can find at special prices from $7.00 to $70.00. Greeting cards will be 7 cards for $7.00. And a few other goodies to eat. Chocolate will definitely be included in some form...

Please understand that I intensely feel that the only excuse for purchasing original art is the love of a specific piece and the joy it can bring into life as one enjoys the work from day to day. There is something about hand work (crochet, quilting, knitting, crafting, ceramic, painting... and more) that adds warmth and vitality to ones life. As there is a difference between a recorded music and a live performance, there is a difference between a real painting and a photo print of a painting.

If there is a piece of mine which gives you warmth in photo, you will love living with it! If there is nothing that grabs you, don't feel obligated in any way.

Come celebrate and party with me anyway!

Another way you can play is to forward, repost, or send this on to all who might be interested! Thank you!

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