I'm so excited to announce that the auction ended today with a resounding "yeah" from me. I hit my mark! When I posted the book on Ebay I had a reserve of $1,000 with hopes that it would well exceed that mark but was willing to compromise. This was a big lesson in 'ask and you shall receive' for me. I will always wonder what if I would have reserved for more...
The winner is Johanna F. from Boca Raton, Florida. Now, you have to understand that this book is my baby and letting it go is a bit difficult. So, in my mind I'm asking "who is this woman, Johanna, will she take good care of my baby, treat it with the respect it deserves, treasure it...yaddy, yaddy, yadda". I have to admit that there was a part of me that didn't want to sell it at all so I put in the first bid. I truly believe that it is worth millions, if not in dollar amounts, definitely in what went into it.
I'm sure Johanna has a huge, loving and kind heart to bid so high. The cause is great and so is the book. I know it to be a testament to what can be done when artists get together for a common good, to pay it forward to help a fellow artist in her quest to help our kindred spirits...a cause that is particularly close to my own heart.
This entire experience has been awesome. I definitely want to continue doing something to contribute so I will be doing a printed version of the book and possibly other items where a percentage will continue to give back. I'm also thinking of trying my hand at painting animals and doing my own book. Just a thought. I'm letting God guide me here.
My ever lasting love and gratitude to all the artists that said 'yes' when I asked them to give a little piece of themselves so I could put this project together will forever remain a high point in my life. The love and generosity is heart felt...a big thank you with hugs and kisses to the 28 artists who contributed to the book.
So, after 4-5 months of anticipation, the results are in....I'm a happy camper.
Much love always,