Friday, April 25, 2008

I Love What I Do!

I have a wonderful story that really shows why I love what I do.

About 2 weeks ago, I got an email with a picture attached asking if one of the pug collages I created was my work. I responded that it was and asked if she had any questions regarding it. Kim responded that she found the image on the web and knew from seeing my other pug art in the past that she knew it must be mine. She further went on to show me that the work had inspired her to create her own pug art as collages on canvas and wanted my permission to use the image that originally inspired her. I was so touched that I immediately commissioned her to make one for me.





It is a 14 x 18 wrapped canvas that she also had the wonderful idea to put on a background of Emmitt's name behind him.

Kim now has an Etsy Store where you can purchase one of her canvases or commission one for yourself in whatever size or color pallet you choose!


I placed my canvas in a place that I can see it everyday. It reminds me that we are all connected whether it be from meeting through our pugs, our art or just whatever makes us happy. I am so thrilled that my art inspired someone else to create their own art and that she then shared it with me. I Love What I Do and the wonderful people I meet everyday through it.

12 comments:

Melanie said...

You are my inspiration everday Melissa!

Love you!
your very lucky sister, Melanie

Abby Creek Art said...

What a great story! Love the collage.

Happy Friday! Maisie sends kissies and says to look on my blog...there's a cute new picture of her big ears!

Nevis said...

What a wonderful post! And a beautiful peice of art...of Emmitt!

lizzyl said...

what a great post & how fun to meet someone your art has inspired!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...what a wonderful story...and how amazing and so true...we sure meet a lot of wonderful people through out art...

You always inspire and support people and that is a very special gift!!!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day filled with more inspiration...

I am thrilled we met...and always love popping by to hear about your day and what new things you've gotten yourself into...

Hugs
Diana

TwoPugs said...

What a wonderful story. I think your personality and love of what you do is inspirational! You are someone who I think of as spreading the joy. I hope it comes back to you a million fold!

Tara Ross Studios said...

I love seeing a little corner of your world!

Kathy Weller said...

This is SO AWESOME!!!!! I love the story!! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing this! I'm warmed from head to toe!

The Devil Dog said...

That is wonderful of Emmitt. Just fabulous. Mom and memere were talking about you the other day, about what a talented person you are and what a great entrapenuer.

Roxy

Ruth Welter said...

Melissa, that is so nice...it is great when your work inspires others...what a feeling it gives you...definatley makes being an artist, a happy thing.

Weeny&Daisy said...

Hooray! What a lovely picture she made, and we are not surprised that she was inspired by your work! It's so lovely :)

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

The Devil Dog said...

We tagged you for a meme. You have to come see!

Roxy & Lucky