Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Return of the Prodigal Blogger

Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt van Rijn
oil on canvas, 262 x 206 cm.
Hermitage, St. Petersburg



I know. I know. I've been a bad blogger. I ran away for better than two weeks and didn't so much as leave a note. Thank you for your notes, however. I'm touched by your concern, and in some cases, your gentle chiding. One blogger assumed I was on a top-secret mission with the U.S. government. OK. You were somewhat close. I've been coaching Sarah Palin on foreign policy. Did you happen to catch that brilliant performance with Katie Couric?

Of course I'm joking. I was actually in Paris observing my painting "Heart's Destiny" being installed in the dazlling new contemporary wing of the Louvre.

Looks great doesn't it? I'm not too keen on the ostentatious frame, but what the hey, it's the Louvre, right?

You don't buy that either? Seriously, I've been doing what I usually do when I disappear from Blogland. I've been holed up in my studio, doing battle with the canvas. And Bennie, God love him, has been selling them faster than I can produce. Even "Heart's Destiny," which I blogged about in late April, is finally being shipped, not to the Louvre, but to a collector in Durham, North Carolina, an employee of Duke University. If you happened to have read my earlier post, you may recall that I said the painting was "my painted acknowledgment of the way our lives are often altered for the better when we follow our heart’s urgings." Although I didn't meet the buyer of this painting, she left me a very kind note telling me she was "thrilled" to own my work. I was very attached to this particular painting--it had great emotional resonance for me. As I'd told another blogger, another artist, I was afraid I had jinxed the painting's sale by own desire to continue to look at it. I'd actually felt slightly sad on seeing Bennie take it down to prepare it for shipment.

And then yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with the buyer on the phone about a logistical matter regarding the shipping. At that time she told me she had cried when viewing the painting. (Bennie had mentioned this. I just didn't quite grasp it until I spoke with her personally.) It seems she is in a difficult time of transition in her personal life and "Heart's Destiny" simply spoke to her about her own heart's destiny. And it did that when she first stood before the painting and regarded its surfaces, before she knew its title had anything to do with hearts or destinies. As I have written before, there is such an inevitability in the process by which a painting comes to reside with the right person. Such exchanges are what keep me going back into the studio.

And, equally thrilling for me was the placement of "Desert Spirits" in the permanent collection of MOMA in New York.

OK, you're on to me. I'm a very poor liar. Truth be told, "Desert Spirits" is now residing in a lovely home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A home in which I am invited to visit and stay in the guest room, with the understanding that it is unfinished due to the owners' recurring purchases of my art. "I'll sleep on the floor," I said.

It is this particular couple's third acquisition from me, and they told me my painting would be replacing a series of original Dali lithographs, which would remain in the room, only on an opposite wall. This I'm not joking about. They actually laughed and said, "Now, you can tell people your art has replaced Salvador Dali's."

So that's what I'm doing now: I am telling you: My art has replaced Salvador Dali's! And I trust you are rightfully impressed. I know I am. I'm impressed, again and again, by the faith and generosity of those rare souls who purchase art at whatever level is affordable to them. I am including those who buy from the toniest showplace in Manhattan, those who buy from smaller galleries such as Bennie's and mine, those who buy from art fairs and flea markets and their next door neighbor. People who invest in hand-made things that have no function other than as a resting place for tired eyes--these people are unusual. I mean, you can't climb behind the wheel of a painting or a sculpture or a piece of pottery, and drive it down the freeway, cutting off those you want to impress with your flashiness. Art is much more personal than that. It seldom impresses anyone other than the buyer.

Transactions like this, like so many things, good and bad, like breakdowns in home appliances even, tend to come in threes. Last, but no less exciting for me, Monique, my brilliant French economist, whom I wrote about this past summer, chose to purchase a second painting from me.


Flow, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
private collection, Arlington, Virginia

Monique called me when her painting arrived. In that lovely French accent she said, "Eet eez more beautiful than I imagined. Even my 5-year-old gasped when I unwrapped it."

The 5-year-old and the 7-year-old were having a grand time stomping on the bubble wrap too. I heard the mini-explosions in the background, the whoops of delight bouncing off the walls. Monique was shouting, "You weel go to bed at 5:15 EEF you don't deseest in making that racket!"

"Not you, San! Theez eerascible keeds!"



Dear friends, I hope you will forgive my prodigal disappearance. I am happy to be back.


Shall we kill the fatted calf?


Shall we stretch a colossal sheet of bubble wrap from one end of cyberspace to the other? Shall we dance on it till it explodes?

Shall we go with the flow?



126 comments:

Kim said...

Good morning and welcome home! Congratulations on the success of your skills as they touch the heart of each recipient. I wonder how they get anything done once they hang your art...they probably sit in front of it completely mesmerized by it's color and movement. Happens to me! I stare into a campfire and feel myself lost in it's movement of color. This brings such great emotion to the surface...a real mix.

aims said...

Thank you for this San.

I hope you don't mind but I copied what you wrote about people who buy art and sent it to my brother.

He always takes the lack of a sale so personally and I tell him it isn't so. I hope he listens and reads carefully to what you have said.

We are doing two 4 day shows this winter. Late November for the first one and 3 days later for the second one. Remember times like these?

I know that each person who walks out of our booth without a purchase will be another knife in my brother's heart and I have no idea of how to protect him from that. Is there a suit of armor made for something such as this?

My contribution to the events is knitted teddy bears and thrummed slippers and mittens. At least I know that everyone doesn't need a cute bear and perhaps they already have a pair of the warmest slippers in the world. Who knows? I at least do not - and cannot - take it personally.

Hilary said...

There's so much about art that I "don't get," so I can't always explain or understand why I do like something. It's just a gut thing, I suppose. The colours in your art are incredibly perfect together - much like ingredients of a delicious meal or notes in a beautiful melody. Lovely.

self taught artist said...

good god you are funny
and apparently ONE SUCCUSSFUL WOMAN RIGHT NOW.
congrats on sales and replacing dali and writing a beautiful post about buying art.
i have to laugh looking at your works superimposed...PRICELESS!

b2 said...

I love thinking of your painting in the same room as Dali lithographs. Stunning, full of life and spirit. The flow goes. Thanks for being part of mine, sweet San. XOXOXO

Daryl said...

Oh so good to have you back, I suspected you were creating ...

I too am sad sort of that painting is sold ... I guess I need to save faster ... glad its where its loved ...

:-Daryl

JafaBrit's Art said...

hee hee hee, you are such an imp and your post made me chuckle and think about things. How lovely your work has touched someone and found a home.

Patty said...

Congratulations on finding homes for your lovely paintings, San.
I'm impressed and happy for you that your paintings reside along side the Dali lithographs.

Transitions DO seem to come in three's. I cried when I read that part of your post. I thought I was getting better with that...but I'm still not THERE yet.

Thanks for your kind words. You're a good friend.

Sparkling Red said...

Irrascible? How wonderful! I don't even know any anglophones who use that word in regular conversation!

I love to hear about the impact your paintings have. It just goes to show how far art can transcend the material world in which it begins.

andrea said...

Good to see you back. Will Bennie sell my paintings too? :)

Lori Skoog said...

It's about time! Sounds to me like business is booming. Yes I saw the lovely performance with Katie Couric...Thursday night's should be even better. Makes you want to "holler" doesn't it? I wish you continued success with your work (although you don't seem to need the wishes...you are living it).
Welcome back.
Lori

CHEWY said...

San,
"Heart's Destiny's" composition is a mirror image reflection of "Return of the Prodigal Son".

I'm for dancing on bubbles... and the sound of popping.

RiverPoet said...

It must be very gratifying to know that your work has landed in homes in which the new owners feel connected to the emotions you put on the canvas.

So glad to see your posts pop up in my reader!

Welcome back, prodigal blogger.

Peace - D

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations on your success, San. If your paintings are being sold faster than you can create them, you are now in the top 2% of all painters.

Blessings to you!

Celebration of Life said...

Congratulations, my friend and welcome back to blogland!

I know the feeling of unwrapping two of your creations and there is nothing in the world like it, even sex. ;o)

Jo

San said...

Kim, I believe I will print your delicious comment and refer to it on darker days.

Thanks much!

San said...

Aims, I'm glad you sent my words to your brother. I've had a gallery since 1985 now. Although the majority of people who visit are extremely complimentary and warm, there's always that cantankerous mouthpiece who thinks he (or she) is God's gift to art criticism. You grow a thick skin for these people, but remain open to the rest, and to your art. Always.

I wish you much success in your booth sales! And I wish you lots of fun too!

San said...

Hillary, for someone who purports to not "get" art, you express yourself beautifully. Thank you for your kind words.

San said...

Paula, if you don't know about it, you can go to a site and hang your own work, or a picture of your cat, on museum walls. I believe it's dumpr.net. It's lots of fun.

San said...

Sweet b2, I hope you're having fun in Palm Springs. I intend to swing by Madame Sylvie's this week, IF she has any inventory left! Perhaps it will have FLOWN, or FLOWED, out.

San said...

Daryl, I'm really GLAD you admired that painting! And I appreciate your being happy with me that it found a good home.

San said...

Jafa, you always make me think about things. You are not just JAFA.

San said...

Patty, you are a good friend too. When I wrote that about the threes, I didn't know about your particular threes, and I am so sorry.

I'm glad you're back to blogging.

San said...

Spark, it IS kind of a rarely used word at that. And a wonderful-sounding word too.

I'm glad you found some meaning in my rambling post.

San said...

Andrea, that's a good question. I'll ask Bennie.

:-D

San said...

Lori, it's odd. September tends to be a slow one for us, plus there's been so much horrific economic news, and yet this September was our strongest ever!

Now we'll see how October unfolds...

San said...

Dar, your observation of the composition has made my day!

I am definitely dancing on the bubbles. POP POP POP POP.

San said...

Doris, it is very gratifying and it is what keeps me going back to stand at the easel for hours on end. I get obsessive about it.

Your visits are always such a pleasure.

San said...

Nick, I wish I could make paintings faster. THEN, if sales matched production, I would truly be in the top 2%.

San said...

Jo, can I put your "better than sex" comment in my resume? That might make my paintings sell even faster!

;-0

CrazyCath said...

Hi San it is so good to have you back! I have missed you.
I never know when to believe you - I thought you had art in the louvre there for a minute! I mean, it's good enough to hang there so why not?

Can we unwrap a huge roll of bubble wrap and stomp on it to burst the bubbles? Sounds like fun to me.

Congrats on all your sales. I am not surprised. Really, I am not.

Lee said...

That's a cool tale about all your paintings' successes. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations on "replacing Dali". Yay!

I liked the fancy frame on Heart's Destiny but I know your art doesn't need fancy framing to shine! It would be nice if one of your paintings was as big as that one looked in perspective to the observers. :)

I'm glad you're back to blogging, but also look forward to seeing what you create next!

Love,
Lee

SandyCarlson said...

I will go with that flow any day, San! That's a beautiful canvas, as are all the others. I am glad you are experience such success in terms of the conversations with your buyers. That must be an extra special joy!

This line about Heart's Destiny is pure poetry and I love it:

my painted acknowledgment of the way our lives are often altered for the better when we follow our heart’s urgings....

Let's all go there!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

San, Great to have you back but two weeks in the studio is wonderful...good for you! Your work is just great, I am especially drawn to "Flow", the reds are dreamy. I love the trick framing/museum photos. How often have we all stood in front of the masterpieces stunned by the beauty...now yours included!
Pablo was traveling and stopped for a layover at your "Sunport", he said it is one of the most beautiful airports he has ever visited!
Mary Ann

San said...

Oh, Cath, you are too kind.

I will join you in a round of bubble-popping any day. What about right now?

San said...

Lee, 60 x 40 is as big as I've worked, but who knows? Maybe I'll move into Louvre-size one of these days!

Thank you, friend, for your ever-constant well-wishing.

Much love to you...

San said...

Sandy, you're right. The conversations are the icing on the sales cake. Or maybe they're the real cake. And the sale is just the icing. Yes, that's more like it.

I'm pleased you enjoyed what I had to say about the heart's urgings. Now I need to take my own advice...

San said...

Mary Ann, you know, I was quite pleased with those reds too. They were a little different from my previous reds, kind of velvety. How nice of you to observe them like that--thank you!

So Pablo was within an hour's drive of SF. The sunport is small, but it IS rather lovely. I'm glad to hear he enjoyed his Albuquerque layover.

Flannery said...

I'm proud of you, Momma.

Lynette said...

Welcome back San and your painting 'Flow' is so stunning and it wowed me immediately! Congrats on your sales and success and I did step on some bubble wrap today, love that stuff!

lime said...

it must be so gratifying to elicit such emotional responses with your paintings. a wild dance upon bubble wrap is a marvelous idea for celebration. we shall unroll a long, wide strip of it on the sidewalk so we can skip and dance and play...popoppopopPOPPOPpop..POPpopopopopPOP!

jsd said...

Sometimes I think personal blogging is it's own form of art...and some days it feels as though there's nothing to say, nothing you feel ready to release; sometimes the words just 'flow'.

sukipoet said...

All your paintings are so marvelous. San, how wonderful that you receive such immediate and frequent acknowledgment from the outer world as to your talent and the appeal of your work. Congratulations. Such feedback must spur you on to continue painting, No? how wonderful too that Bennie is so supportive and facilitates the sales of your work in so caring a manner. YOu have given much joy to folks out there. And made many friends and created many opportunities for yourself and expanding your world (like that wonderful house you can go to when you choose). A blessing. Suki

Kim said...

San, you have been truly missed, but it is fabulous to know your work is being spread around the world with such great success.

Thanks for sharing!

Velvet Ginger said...

So glad you are back! I really believed there for a minute that one of your paintings was hung in the Louver! Goodness gracious can you spin a yarn!
All your work is beautiful!

Sandi McBride said...

Ah San, lets go with the flow...for if you were in your studio creating, then Blogworld will just have to take a back seat to talent! Congratulations on your replacement of Dali...it just shows your buyers have good taste. When Mac asks me why I like a certain piece of art I can only ever answer, because I do!
hugs
Sandi

Raven said...

Good to see you back and to hear such good news! I have no doubt that your work will one day actually appear in those museums. It is beautiful and moving. Lord, how I wish I could buy one. After Publisher's Clearinghouse FINALLY give me my check (they keep giving it to other people... it's shocking), I will definitely be buying at least one of your masterpieces to brighten my life and my walls and my spirit. Congrats on replacing Dali. Pretty impressive.

TheElementary said...

I'm glad you are back- this was a post worthy of your return ;) You are so funny. Congratulations on your triumph!

Angel... said...

Welcome Back San. first of all congratulations on your success and I am really happy for you. Your paintings are really gordeous. keep up the good work

smith kaich jones said...

I was so happy to click on your link to find you home. And with a wonderful tale to tell. And that Flow!! It feels like India to me - saris in the wind.

:) Debi

CoyoteFe said...

Welcome back!

BTW - I believe EVERYTHING you say!

And, we shall do all the things you suggest and shine in the darkness!

Akelamalu said...

I loved the way you put your painting in that gallery frame!

It must be so gratifying to sell your work, and think of them being appreciated.

So good to have you back. x

San said...

Flannery, I am proud of YOU! Congratulations on being chosen for the trip to San Francisco!

San said...

Lynette, I am wowed by your compliment. Thank you.

I'm dancing on the bubble wrap with you!

San said...

Michelle, you are a grand addition to the wild bubble wrap dance. Yes, the sidewalk is just the place!

San said...

JS, I'm with you. Blogging is a very personal art form and I believe our community is one big artful collaboration. Thank you for adding your beautiful voice to that collaboration.

San said...

Suki, you and I are blessed in many ways. Of late there's been a nice balance in inner/outer endeavors, and when that happens, things do seem to flow. It's not always like this of course.

And when things aren't exactly flowing, the faithful support of friends like you keeps me going back. Thank you.

San said...

Kim, you are always cheering the rest of us on. Thank you.

San said...

Rubye Jean, if I'd known my yarn was that convincing, I could have left the truth untold!

Missed opportunity.

;-0

San said...

Sandi, I like your answer: "Because I do!" Brilliant. And truthful.

Hugs back.

San said...

Raven, I will be alerting Publishers Clearinghouse about my dismay at their shocking behavior. Something must be done!

San said...

T. Elementary, that new profile pic is adorable--how I loved seeing that pop up in the comments list!

San said...

Angel, you are an angel. Sending my love to Jr....

:)

San said...

Debi: India! Saris in the wind!

Yours is a graceful eye. Love it!

San said...

Fe, yes, let's go out there and shine!

You are already a beacon. I'm glad to know you.

San said...

Akelmalu (of the lovely and powerful name), thank you. It's great to be back.

Carol said...

I finally made it over for some refreshing art and prose. Or is it poetry?

Thanks for the lovely stories about the new homes and families your paintings have found for themselves. It must feel really good to know that the work that comes out of your being adds so much to another being's experience.

Congratulations on the sales of your masterpieces (even if you were a little sad to let "Heart's Destiny" go).

I find much beauty, much love and many smiles at your place, San. Thanks!

Anndi said...

I love your paintings and I'm thrilled they are finding wonderful homes. Hopefully some day I'll take one in.

Funny you should mention Dali. My then 9 year old girl and I were walking through a museum and she pointed to a Dali and knew who painted it. I was impressed. I think soon another visit to the museum is in order!

San said...

Carol, I feel exactly the same about your place. It's very inspirational.

And, as ever, you are so generous-spirited in your commentary.

San said...

That chicklet of yours is quite aware. I believe she takes after her lovely mom.

Jeff B said...

Glad to know that your absence was for all the right reasons. Congratulations on the continued success with you art. That is truly fantastic news.

Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Dear San,

I'm saying goodbye to the nice folk that were kind to me these past few years. I have, unfortunately, learned the hard way that I cannot be trusted to understand what things to say and when. So then people get hurt because I say things to others and the meanings are misinterpreted. I am a collossal failure.

You have said kind words to me and I am grateful. I just wish I had been worthy. I'm not.

So I withdraw from humanity. I just can't risk saying things that hurt others. I am unworthy.

I have disabled my blog. I wasn't all that interesting to begin with.

San said...

Jeff, thank you! I hope to be reading your wordzzle this weekend.

San said...

Indi, I tried to go to your blog earlier and learned that it had become a private blog and now you say you have taken it down! I'm so sorry. I really enjoyed it.

I wasn't aware that you had mistakenly hurt someone's feelings. That's a shame, but these things happen. Please don't take it so hard.

Do stay in touch through email and please consider getting the blog going again. I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed visiting you.

Rhea said...

I'm glad you're back! You had me going there for a second. lol

Todd said...

Hi San!!
You had me going for a moment! I was about to run down to your gallery to congratulate you!! LOL So great to read your post today and read that your art is in homes that appreciate what great work you do!
See you soon!
Todd

Ron said...

Hi San!

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for stopping by my blog today.

It was so nice meeting you!

Hey...your blog is FABULOUS!!!

And it's no wonder your description of black and white film, was so awesome...you're an ARTIST!!

I will definately be back to take a stroll through your past posts to see more of your beautiful work!

Have a wonderful weekend, San!

Cuckoo said...

Glad to have you back with this wonderful post. Your paintings leave me amazed.
I am not god at admiring these but I find them soothing the heart in some way.

And gosh ! you are so funny !

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Now that we have been to each other's for a no. of times, we'll keep doing that. :)

Casdok said...

Great post! And fantastic paintings. Go with the flow is one of the sayings i live by!

Lori Skoog said...

San ....thanks for the comments, it's nice of you to check in. Glad to see you have hooked up with the Coyote. She is such a fabulous writer.
Lori

Tammie Lee said...

Hello San,

Wonderful wonderful that your art is being loved, bought and appreciated! All is as it should be! Your art is a delight for the eyes to rest on, for sure!I myself would much rather have original paintings on my walls than prints of paintings!

the teach said...

San, your painting are magnificent! I'm glad you commented at my blog and I'm glad you're back blogging! :)

San said...

Rhea, if I'm managing to get YOU going, I must be doing OK.

San said...

Todd, you are welcome to run down to the gallery for any reason.

Peace.

San said...

Ron, I appreciate your enthusiasm. Thank you!

And I do hope you will follow through on your threat to return.

San said...

Cuckoo: "soothing the heart in some way"--you just left some very admiring words. Thank you much.

Yes, let's check in on each other.

San said...

Casdok, I'm not surprised that those are words you live by. They really suit you, sweetheart.

San said...

Lori, thank you for continuing to check in here. We have a creative, supportive, thinking community. How I treasure you. Fe too.

San said...

Tammie Lee, I believe anything we put in our personal space that speaks to us personally is artful.

Thank you for your well-wishing!

San said...

Teach, that's a cool new profile pic. Looks like you're set to travel for the joy of it all.

roentarre said...

Thank you for posting these masterpieces. Beautiful work in deed and such a pleasant writing.

Great work

Cestandrea said...

San, wow, all your paintings look absolutely stunning!
I love your colours,
Andrea

Meg Wolff said...

Hi San,
It is so great that your paintings go to the people that they are supposed to go to. It must be fun to go into someones' home and see your artwork lovingly displayed. Go with the flow is the best and only! Thanks San.

San said...

Roentarre, you are most kind. Thank you.

San said...

Andrea, thank you. Color is something I can just bathe in.

San said...

Meg, you are a master of going with the flow.

You flow, girl!

Dianne said...

To be honest I would believe the Louvre or MOMA.

I adore the idea of stretching bubble wrap across the universe. I often set it under my desk to pop with my toes while on the phone with nasty clients.

Happy Autumn San, nice to see you back :)

Peter said...

Hi! I see you found that site. Not bad is it? Your paintings may not be hanging in the Louvre, but they deserve to be inducted!

Take Care,
Peter

WILSONART said...

All fabulous presentations of your reasons for being AWOL.

"Heart's Destiny" is my favorite, but I'd defnitely hang any of them!

Loved hearing from Monique again,,what a caution she is!

Great work well rewarded, San!

david mcmahon said...

I can hear Satchmo singing it now: ``Hello Dali.''

Welcome back, San, ``it's so nice to have you back where you belong''.

Shrinky said...

Ah san, you bring such gifts to this world.. why am I not at all surprised your painting has replaced Salvidor Dali??

Welcome back hon, we've missed you.

Leigh Russell said...

You really had me there, San. I was completely take in, more than once. The Louvre, I thought. Wow! You have some imagination!

Leigh Russell said...

You really had me there, San. I was completely take in, more than once. The Louvre, I thought. Wow! You have some imagination!

Leigh Russell said...

Sorry - I'm not sure how my comment appeared twice. It was hardly worth reading once...

San said...

Happy Autumn to you, Dianne. Popping the bubble wrap--a good way to avoid popping the less pleasant clients!

Why didn't I think of that?

San said...

Peter, yes I love that site and have now converted my daughter's kitten into a Rubik's Cube. She's just as mysterious in real life.

San said...

Babs, your compliments mean A LOT to me. Thank you.

You must be back from your travels. I hope it feels good to be back home.

San said...

David, you are hilarious.

Now I'm going to have that song in my mind all day. Not a bad thing to have in the mind at that. Thanks.

San said...

Thanky, Ms. Shrinky. And I thought you had gone on the lam too. I'm glad the posse captured you and brought you back.

San said...

Leigh, that comment is worth reading several times. It makes me feel all smug and satisfied.

I was just thinking: I wonder why I haven't heard from Leigh? And now I hear from you three times. Life is good.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

San, It's been a couple of days....maybe you are back in the studio?! The magic continues! I just spent the afternoon in my studio and it was grand...I'm now resting and drinking a cup of Chai ...a necessary ritual before returning to real life...all good.
Mary Ann

Jeanne said...

Here's the thing San, your gift is so great I could believe any of the scenarios you presented. Glad you had some creating time and some of your 'babies' have new homes that will love and cherish them as they deserve.

The Moody Minstrel said...

FOLLOW THE FLOW!!!!!

(At least people are buying your art...)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wow. My first visit here and I am so impressed. I came through David, because he has this incredible way of finding these treasures!

Anna said...

San I am glad you are back, and I like that 'my painted acknowledgment of the way our lives are often altered for the better when we follow our heart’s urgings." - really like that. BTW you are amazing, I never really been big on art, but you opened up my eyes wider just to know that art can have an emotional effect on people and represent something, not just something that hangs on the wall. Thanks for sharing this story, love the humor. Anna :)

Bruno LoGreco said...

Weclome back SAN. I've come back three separate times to finish reading your post.

Can I say OH MY GOD I love "Hearts Destiny" It's brilliant - Congratulations SAN. Is this your first painting to be installed at the Louvre?

I say go roll with the punches. :)

Have an awesome day!!!

Merisi said...

Thank you for the wonderful time I spent reading your post, and looking at your paintings, I feel touched by them. I do believe that art is as necessary in one's life as good air is to breathing. We'd suffocate without. Thank you for sharing your art and your thoughts!

Thanks also do David of "Authorblog", who sent me over here. Congratulations on winning his "Post of the Day" award!

TheElementary said...

"Theez eerascible keeds"
You are the best at accents. I felt I was there!
Sometimes paintings and beautiful art do speak to our hearts, for one reason or another. Good art will always move an individual, and inspire them.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I like theez payntin. I've seen the ferst wun befor but dident kno it waz that big. Did yu hav to hide behind pillars an dors to tayke yor fotoes? That's wat Mummy duzz wen she taykes serruptishus fotoes in mewseums an stuff. Teehee!

:@D

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

BTW San, Mummy has mayde abowt 50 cards now. Hav a look on my blog an see a pile ov them! But she is a bit down today cos Daddy told her he dident think it waz as valubol an arty-crarfty thing to do as wen she duzz drorins an paytins.... but we jus think it is anuther kind ov maykin stuff, jus diffrent, that's all, not less good or stuff like that.

Enyway I mayde a card too so it must be good stuff.

Mummy is low an feels like givin up.

I'm off to giv her a hed hug...

:@~

the mother of this lot said...

Now you know prodigals always get a fantastic welcome.....

Paula said...

We shall go with the flow.

San, check out my window valance post.....I may not have art on the walls of Santa Fe, but I've got custom window treatments !!!!! HA !

Maggie May said...

Glad you are back and that you artwork is going so well.
Love your pictures.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Just nipt over to say Hi agen!

La Traductora said...

When my mother lay dying in the hospital, I'd come home from the hospital and paint, and paint, and paint, and paint a piece that resulted in my first sale. When the time came to say goodbye to it, I cried, but I couldn't keep the painting in my house a minute longer. All the pain I felt that in my heart went into that painting.

La Traductora said...

When my mother lay dying in the hospital, I'd come home from the hospital and paint, and paint, and paint, and paint a piece that resulted in my first sale. When the time came to say goodbye to it, I cried, but I couldn't keep the painting in my house a minute longer. All the pain I felt that in my heart went into that painting.