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There's I'd donated a painting to a silent auction to benefit a nonprofit group. The women who won the painting got it for their daughter, whose dog Chance had died that very morning.
I made the painting, and we arranged to meet at the Old Saybrook show. Carly, their daughter, knew nothing about the painting.
One of the mothers came by when they arrived, and I put the painting on the wall, with a postcard saying "To Carly, Love, Chance."
And here's what happened:
The painting of Chance was hanging on the wall of my tent
when Carly and her moms and grandmother showed up.
Here's Carly seeing the painting of Chance for the first time.
"Oh my God, that looks like Chance," Carly says.
And then, she realizes that it IS Chance.
Carly is caught between laughing and crying over the painting of her dog.
Here's Carly with the painting and her two mothers, who arranged
the whole thing. Believe me, we were all in tears.
Here's the painting of Chance.
Scenes from the Day
Other great stuff happened at Old Sabrook, too!
Here's my friend Tiffany, who wore her beautiful tie-dyed T-shirt
when she visited me at the show.
Forrest and Laurie stopped by, too!
Gail was one of the volunteers at the Old Saybrook show. She was a dear, and helped me all weekend.
On the way, I found myself behind a truck from the Dainty Garbage Truck Co.
Below the name is a line reading "We Love Garbage!"
Dog of the Day
A dog I met at the show in Old Saybrook. Gotta love those crazy eyes!
What a wonderful thing to capture.
It was just great to be a part of this, too. I felt honored.
OH, my god, this is JUST wonderful! What a great story, what a great series of photos, and what a GREAT gift from her moms! I am in tears now, seriously . . .
P.S. I really love the mounting job, with his little ear wrapping around the edge! (If this is a dupe, please delete - I tried to post a minute ago and my comment evaporated . . . )
Hey, Unknown (Ellen), thanks for the comment. It was a wonderful, wonderful happening, one that will stay in my heart forever.
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