I love the moment of recognition that something is just meant to be.I had a moment like this recently when a client contacted me in regard to buying a painting for a mutual friend for her birthday. This particular painting was made as a diptych (two paintings that read together as a pair) and I had it hanging in my home for years. I didn't want to sell it as I had planned to do a series of work based on this diptych and frankly it is much easier to have the work in front of you to recreate the same feeling. A photo of the work has never given me the energy connect in the same way.
A couple of years ago a friend had asked to purchase it and I declined. It felt awful to say no, especially as she really did seem to have a special connect with the work but I also knew from past experience I shouldn't sell what I wasn't ready to let go yet. Recently, our mutual friend contacted me and asked if it was for sale. It wasn't until I heard who it was for. I couldn't deny that this painting must be destined to belong to this person. So, I agreed and sent it interstate to it's new home. I love the fact that 'Dancing Girl' has her new home and will be treasured by her new family. I also love the fact that a mutual friend got to buy this as a gift for her long time friend. It is such a special gift to give....artwork that connects someone to a deeper part of themselves....from one friend to another. I feel blessed to be part of this transaction and although I haven't managed to create the series I have wanted to yet, I am sure when the time is right, I will. This chain of giving was too good to miss out on. The good feeling of this coming together nourishes all! Cheers to all the Dancing girls!