I never know how someone will react to a painting I've done for them. I do the thing where I try and prepare myself in case they hate it, I tell them all the disclaimers: I can redo it, you can decide to unhire me, etc. As a very new artist, all my insecurities come out right before the reveal. My husband always says to me: may grace be upon you. I think he thinks he's funny. ANYWAY. She cried. This woman I painted this for. She cried because she loved it. I did not expect that, but I'm going to carry that around with me for a little while, if that's ok.
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