Monday, September 2, 2013

Mother and Child

The most amazing thing happened while at the ER with my mother this week (yes, she is fine) ....I was on my way to the studio last Wednesday morning when a doctor phoned and said Mom needed to go to the hospital for tests and that we should come to the ER.  So I diverted to Mom's, picked her up, and headed to the hospital....against her wishes....she was very unhappy that I was going in my painting clothes!  Gasp.  They were clean, but had (you guessed it) spots of paint all over.  Nevermind.  We were admitted and shortly a Dr. Nelson came and administered to Mom.  Then, he looked up and said, "Oh, you must be an artist...Do you happen to know Hans and Pam Massar?"    
me: "Yes, I do, they are my gallery representatives here in Dallas, great people.  Do you go to their gallery?"
him: " yes, fact, my wife and I bought the most wonderful painting there recently...let me show you, I keep a photo on my phone!!! We really love this painting, it just lights up our home.  I am embarrassed that I can't remember the artist's name, but we love the painting."
As he looks thru his phone, a lightbulb goes off in my head...
me:  "Do you happen to live near Hans and Pam?"
Him:  "Yes."  He finds the photo and is showing it to the other drs and staff.
me:  "I think I can help you out....that artist is Sharon Hodges and she looks exactly like me!"
hahaha!  You can imagine the rest.  What a total joy to meet someone who has purchased a painting and really loves it.  This was a major piece for is 44x44....and all because I wore my painting clothes to the ER.  :))  Life is good.
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  1. Lovely mother and child, and that ER magical! You are a marvelous painter.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Joanie. It really WAS a magical of those "small world" things that made my heart skip a beat!

  3. What a great story! Congratulations on your sale. And glad to see you back blogging again. :)

  4. Hi, Kirk,
    Thanks....Great to hear from you! happy painting!