Day Seven and Day Eight
Posted by Ann on October 5, 2008 at 4:49pm
Day Seven-I was trying to leave a parking lot and got behind a woman who didn't have her purse with her and was lacking a dollar which meant I was stuck too. My problem-solving self offered to loan her a dollar just so I could escape, but then I remembered I was doing 29gifts and I realized she provided an opportunity for me.
I received a little wave on her way out the lot. I'm good with that.
Day Eight-I did the Snoopy DogFest for Canine Companions for Independence and was able to raise enough dough to score a t-shirt AND a sweatshirt-but it was from the generosity of my awesome friends and truly didn't represent any effort on my part, so, this morning I gifted Lorriane-the woman who monitors the Oak Park weekend dog park with the sweatshirt because as part of her gig-she stands in the cold. (I intended on giving it to her for Christmas but since I'm 29gifting, I got motivated to act now.)
She said when she opened the bag it made her day.
Day making-an awesome gift to me.
One more thing.
I'm noticing how much real life depends on the kindness of strangers and extra effort. It's interesting to me, because, as a professional artist, I am regularly seriously undercompensated or asked for free work and it really irks me.
I've noticed as I loosen my grip on the 'stuff' that I hold(not the art-the other stuff), the better my thinking and the better the quality of the work that I produce. Seems like my own load has been lightened.
No conclusions here. Just rolling it around in my head.
This is way unrelated art but it's something I'm working on and I want everyone to know I did not bust my crayolas.