MAKE US ONE HEART
A Sailor's Valentine, A mermaid's prayer
These were my thoughts and hopes as I painted this picture
|A gift from my dear mother (Middle shelf)|
This was one of those 'leftover' paintings (I am sad to say) from a show. I thought, "I am going to give this to my husband as a gift." When I gave it to him, his response was what I would call neutral, "That's neat, honey, thank you!" I mistakenly interpreted that as not really 'loving it' but still appreciative.
I hung it in our hallway as you come in from the garage into the main part of the house. It stayed put there for a few years. One day, I decided that I was going to sell it (I needed art for a show). I left for the show that morning, and there it generated a lot of interest. However, Mark missed it immediately upon coming home from work and called and told me that I was NOT PERMITTED to sell his gift!!! He wanted it back immediately. Well, I was shocked. "I will paint you another one," I said. But he didn't want another one, he wanted that one! So there it is!