Last night I went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to pick up my work from the InsideOut sale. I was expecting to be lugging all four paintings home so I was surprised (totally) when told two of my watercolors had sold. While trying to remain somewhat composed-- inside myself I am jumping up and down with glee. And with this outward composure I made the mature response of "Really?" A sale of my work can produce such powerful emotions. First there is a sense of surprise, then awe that leads to excitement/delight blended with feeling extremely honored that my painting has grabbed someone's attention and spoken to them in such a way that they will then invite this work into their home. And with each sale the element of surprise and delight never diminishes. A buyer not only empowers an artist by supporting their endeavors in the studio but they also by give us that springboard to jump in "cannonball style" with a big smile and to continue splashing!