Sometimes giving it away feels better than selling it!
I really expected people to really give me what for! But she loved it right away.
I had just that night to work on it because I was getting ready to head to California for a summer trip and I wanted to make sure I had it finished before then. She still lives in the small town we grew up in and where I was going to go to visit my family.
I rolled it up and packed it in the car with the kids.
I didn't get to see her unfortunately. We both were busy and couldn't cross paths in the time I was there. However, I left it with my family and she picked it up. When she thanked me and told me how much she loved it through email, it made me "so" happy. I felt like I was a very lucky person to have a friend like her.
I am so thankful that I am able to paint and draw well enough that I can make people smile.
I can't imagine what I would feel like if I couldn't feel like I do today. I don't want to know.