Wednesday, January 1, 2014

new frontier

Last night, while I was up in my studio painting, I decided to give my dear friend Tim a call to wish him (and his husband, Rick) a very happy new year. They had just returned to New York from a post-Christmas visit with Rick's family in Ohio. Tim made a point to tell me that he put one of my magnets ("Back Yard Buddha", to be precise) in Rick's son Andrew's stocking, and that it was a very big hit. "Your magnet is on its way to Seattle right now!" he said. "Wow, I have to update my list," I, without further ado, here is the list of places where my work is now living (as of December 31st, 2013):

New York                  
New Hampshire      
and, of course,

Now, this got me thinking, and two thoughts immediately sprang to mind: 

1. These are just the places I know about. Who knows how many more might be on this list? I know that a lot of people have given my magnets as gifts. Some people have told me where they were sending their purchases, but some have not; plus, people are buying my magnets from places like The Mix in Brunswick and She Doesn't Like Guthrie's in Lewiston, places where I'm not standing there and overseeing each and every purchase.  

2. How many more places will be a part of this list in a year from now? Right now, I've got thirteen states and two countries besides the United States represented. I don't want to venture a guess, but I am looking forward to finding out whatever the answer will be. 

Is your state (or country, if you're not living in the US) on this list? Would you like it to be? Have you given my work as a gift? If so, I'm curious: did it end up in one of these places, or has it found a home somewhere else? Please let me know in the comments...there's always room for more on this list! 

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