Selling art has always been one of the hardest things for me. It’s so hard to pour my heart into something and then let it go. *
I remember when I was playing soccer in high school my coach used to say, “leave it all on the field. Every ounce. Walk away knowing you left every single thing you could’ve given out on that field. If you do that, no matter win or lose, you get to walk away with your head held high.” That has always stuck with me and I think of it often. *
When I paint I do the same thing, it’s all out on that canvas. Everything else gets a little fuzzy and it’s so hard to walk away until I’ve given it every last piece of me. This was a piece that was exceptionally hard to sell. I wasn’t even trying to sell it when it sold, which is the best way because it lets me know that it’s going to the right home. The home it was created for. *
As I was painting this I kept picturing a nursery or little girls room (and I even told my husband that), and guess what, that’s where it’s going! Isn’t God funny like that? It just reminds me that I am just a vessel. I paint the things () but God has given me the gift. I would hate to stand in heaven one day and God ask me why I never used the gift He gave me. No no no, I’m going to use it and give it away, all in His name.