A friend of mine purchased one of my small pieces as a gift for our mutual friend's daughter. We are her long-distance "aunties". LOL! Last week I shipped it out (all the way to Australia). I received this email this morning:
Hi Auntie John,
I hope you are well. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the painting you sent me. I will thank Aunty Toni separately. I have it in my bedroom along with the postcards you sent me a while ago. It is so cool of you to send me the one I loved.
I forgot to tell mum but I had an art class last week. We are studying Feminism in Art. My art teacher (Mr Flint) was showing us slides of statues etc. I told him about you and your paintings and he was happy to take a peek at your work. Lucky I remembered your surname.
We spent the whole lesson looking at your paintings. Mr Flint said you are a huge talent and used a couple of your prints as an example for the class. Thank you again and mum thanks you too. You are the best!!!!!! You are my favourite aunty.