Wednesday, September 1, 2010

San Francisco Update

On August 20th the CPSA International Exhibit came to an end and I had been waiting impatiently for my original drawing of "Caught Up In the Moment"to be returned at the front door by the UPS man. I started tracking it on Monday and noticed that it was due here on Wednesday, September 1.

When it finally came I noticed the box was to my surprise in very good condition. Although when I picked it up it seemed light. At first I thought my strength training was paying off. Hahahahaha! (**cough**) But as I opened it up I knew I wouldn't find my painting in there.

Since I hadn't received a phone call, e-mail, or snail mail notifying me of a sale I assumed the worst but kept my hopes up that someone fell in love with it and purchased it.

After a quick phone call to the Art Museum of Los Gatos where it was hanging I was informed that my piece was indeed SOLD and the check would be in the mail soon. Yippee!! For the next hour I was doing the happy dance around the house with my husband, teenagers, and three little ones I nanny just shake their heads with embarrassment.

I have many things to be thankful for at the conclusion of the CPSA exhibit. First and foremost, my family who supported me last year when the stress was turned up and my mother who seems to know me better than I know myself and said "this was my time" to take control of my life and "just do it". Then there's the true and many friends I have made at the convention who support each other with love and laughter. LIFE IS GOOD!

9 comments:

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Congratulations on the sale! Nothing like affirmation from someone who is willing to plunk down good money to possess something you have created.

Lynda Schumacher said...

Woo-hoo! But not surprised.........

Dianna Soisson said...

Thank you Karen. Even though I miss my "baby", it does feel good yo have sold it.

Ohhh Lynda, what would I do without you?!

Teresa Mallen said...

Goodness Dianna, I am way behind in my blog reading and look at the news I miss out on!Congratulations on the sale of your painting!!!!
I can only imagine the scary empty box moments. I am afraid I would have been imagining the worst as well!

Dianna Soisson said...

Hey Teresa! Yep! You should have seen me in the highest anxiety mode this family has ever seen!
I was happy that someone else likes it as much as I enjoyed painting it.
What have you been up to stranger?

sam said...

Very well done Dianna, such a good feeling! Hope you are busy with your next masterpiece, look forward to it:o)

Debbi said...

I was so happy, but not surprised, to hear that your piece sold at the show in Los Gatos. It's an amazing piece. I don't know how you drew that water, my friend. And the buyers got a very special piece of artwork. It was so much fun to hang with you in CA, and I hope you go to TX next year!

DEB said...

Congratulations on your sale!

Colette Theriault said...

What a nice surprise Dianna! The buyer must be one VERY happy customer to own that piece! It was simpy nothing short of amazing. Congratulations!!