Thursday, April 10, 2008

What a Fabulous Day! Thank You Sharon!


Sometimes people do something nice, even when they don't have to. Today, someone did something VERY nice for me. Something so completely unexpected and wonderful that I have to share it with you and I hope that is okay with this someone. :) Her story is a sweet one and I feel honored that she shared it with me. I think you will enjoy her message too.

I've only sold a couple of the things I've made, but it makes you wonder what that person is going to do with it once they get it. Or why they bought it in the first place. When I sold Madame Bunny, I thought it might get hung once a year to celebrate the holiday. I sent her on her way, got positive feedback on ebay, and thought that was where my story ended. What a surprise it was to find a letter from Madame Bunny's new owner in the mail. Here is what it said:

"I received your Madame Bunny and had to write to tell you how much I love her! The moment I saw her on Ebay I knew I had to win her. You see, my husband's namef or me is "Bunny." Always has been, since we got together 8 years ago. We started dating when we both had nothing. Since then, I've become a Registered Nurse (working toward my Master's) and he has become a successful attorney.

I love what you made so much, because I often do feel like I live in his shadow but I'm so proud of him. The line about being "the artist behind the eggs he scatters" reminds me that our family is the reason he works so hard at his practice. The last line "leaving her the very first three eggs of Easter" made me think about whatever money his practice brings in, he always does something nice for me. The "eggs" he leaves me are little things I love like Starbuck's cards, flowers, or an order of sushi when I don't want to cook. (He & my son HATE sushi) Bottom line is we always think of each other first.

Lastly, the fact that your Madame Bunny has green eyes like mine confirms she is a beautiful reminder of mine and my husband's love to hang on my office wall. She will pick my spirits up when I'm in that room doing homework all year, not just during Easter.

I'm enclosing this check for you to get more art supplies. Your Madame Bunny means a lot more to me than what I paid. Keep up the good work. I know you just do this every once in a while for fun, but you never know how one of your projects could bring real happiness to some stranger miles and miles away.

When we create beauty and put it out in the world we never know what or where it may end up!

Thanks again,
Sharon"

HOW COOL IS THAT??? By the time I was done reading this I was crying a happy cry. To think that someone is enjoying something so much that came from my mind. That she felt so connected to the life of Madame Bunny and that a LOVE STORY like her's actually exists! That someone, somewhere on the other side of this country, took the time to sit and write this letter to me and encouraged make something else. Sometimes I feel guilty making something when I'm so overwhelmed with other obligations. I am a SAHM, but I have to work at bringing in money anyway so I don't have to work outside the home. It is a battle with numbers everyday. Creating is my stress relief and this SWEET woman sponsored me, validated my efforts, and shared her happiness with me. She told me that it is okay to be doing what I'm doing. She didn't have to do any of that and she did. I think that says a lot about her. :)


I sincerely thank you Sharon...you letter means so much to me and I am so happy that Madame Bunny belongs to you!

The reason that I shared this with you, dear readers, is because so many of you paint, sculpt, or otherwise create wonderful things. I admire so many of you! Now go and follow Sharon's advice-
"Create beauty and put it out there in the world! You never know how one of your projects could bring real happiness to some stranger miles and miles away!"

13 comments:

Pea said...

Very cool story and I loved the bunny story as well. Thank you for sharing.
I think I will go work now. Maybe I will create the piece to make a difference.
Pea

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, I have tears in my eyes. What a sweet note and incredible gesture from your dear customer!!!!! Things like this make it all worth while you know!? I'm so happy for you:) xoxo...jenn

The Bag Lady's Art said...

Oh, I have tears in my eyes! Isn't that wonderful? I have received a handful of emails from customers, telling me what my art meant to them, or who they bought it for and why, and it makes you feel so wonderful! Wow, this thing that we do actually can positively affect someone else. You need to tuck that story away and pull it out when you need it.
BTW, I think we 'think' we look funny in hats because we don't get a chance to wear them often, ya know?

Lori Garbarino said...

Wow! I am so touched! I am a reluctant artist and I have only just begun to call myself one, even though I have been creating for most of my life. I often make things and then I am really critical of my work, I am working on changing that flaw and this story has inspired me! This is priceless and I am so glad I read your page today!

Thank you so much

Lori Garbarino

Leanne said...

Wow, that's so lovely! It's always amazing when someone likes your artwork enough to make it a part of their lives everyday! I'm so glad that lovely lady acknowledged how special your work is, you deserve it! :)

Adriana Whitney said...

Wow, now I have tears in my eyes. That was so great!! I am so happy that she wrote that letter to you.
Thank you for your comment, I will go to the Old Town Spring.
I really like it here, it's a beautiful place.
Adri xoxo :D

Lori Garbarino said...

I am back for more! I am in love with madame Bunny! You are so talented! I can't wait for what comes next. Do you mind if I blog about your site and may I post a pic of Madame bunny with it?

Beautiful Indeed!

XOXOX
Lori Garbarino

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a lovely story!
:)
Cathy

Dolly said...

What a sweet story! So glad you shared it with us!
As an artist one never really knows where our pieces end up and if the person who has it really loves it as much as we did! I love happy customers!

Please show us Madame Bunny!

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. I am linking you too!!!

LisaLectura*creations said...

That is such a sweet story! I love it! You truly deserve it. Thank you for sharing something so touching! Your comments to me are always so wonderful! Thanks a million!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How wonderful that Madame Bunny's new owner took the time to write to you. It is such a wonderful feeling when our art is appreciated. Good for you!

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful gift from a customer! And I can see why she was enchanted with Madame Bunny and her story...she is very sweet.
(Thanks for visiting my blog today!)

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Mere. I have tears in my eyes. What a precious person Sharon is to stop and take the time to personally thank you and tell you why she loves your artwork!!! Thank you for posting this ~ makes me love creating all the more! I can only hope that my work can mean as much to its new owners as yours did to her ~ thank you so much for your sweet words about my altered clock!! I didn't know what kind of reaction I would get about her! xxoo, Dawn