Sunday, January 3, 2010

How kids wielding pre-paid American Express cards already made my year!

So it’s a brand new decade. Who knows what any of us will be up to when it’s over?
I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be changing faster than I can keep up with.

But I’m trying! I wasn’t a sculptor when this last decade started. That was something I launched into in 2006.
In 2000 my world was yet to encounter facebook, YouTube and Etsy, in fact I don’t think I even had a computer or knew how to type (thanks Mavis!).

Thank you all for reading Globspot so far. I have a few things up my sleeve for 2010 which I hope you’ll also find interesting.
They will come tumbling out in good time.

Here’s something you might get a kick out of. I know I did!

Jessamine and Patricia at Manitou Gallery here in Santa Fe told me a story that I found really touching.

A mother and her two daughters were in the gallery shopping for art.
The two girls, aged six and seven, each had pre-paid American Express cards which had $50 credit on them.
Their mother was teaching them about credit cards, money, and collecting art.

They each picked out one of my very tiny turtles as their very first art purchases.
Apparently they were very self possessed, and matter of factly acknowledged in the affirmative when Nathalie asked if they would like to have appraisals mailed to them following their purchases!

When I heard I was so chuffed, I thought ‘how cool is that!’.

Thanks kids!
And Mom too, who also snapped up my next size up tiny turtle.

New year’s resolutions:
Keep trying new things.
Give away 60 mice to animal shelter art auctions (I give one away for every 5 I sell, and I gave 19 away since I started six months ago, with a few more standing by to kick things off this year).
Next year on I will donate one for every five sold, up to 25 mice a year.
Everyone’s favorite- lose weight. 40 lbs with any luck by the end of the year. I’m posting my poundage monthly at the end of my email newsletter: Not because I imagine for one second any of you are all that interested, but because it will (hopefully) act as a major incentive for me to keep at it! Jan 1 2010, 210.2 lbs. I hope you can forgive the indulgence!


Deborah Paris said...

Happy New Year to you and Meridee. It has been a heck of a ride this past decade-!

Steve sculpts critters said...

No kidding!