I’m a big fan of yours! You have certainly played a significant part in my children’s lives, as they have both felt so proud of their beautiful pictures from following your instructions from the Creating a Masterpiece series. They both have quite low self-esteem at times, and were doubtful of their art ability at the start of this school year. But their self-confidence has really grown as they’ve seen what they’re capable of!
I am sending you my daughter’s Rooster and Parrots pictures. Her pictures have an interesting story attached to them, actually, which I’ll share with you…
So we live in Cameroon, which is next door to war-torn Central African Republic. An older missionary couple recently moved next door to us - they were working in CAR, but were evacuated as things have become so dangerous there. They had nothing on their walls and felt that their bare walls were a bit depressing. So they came to our house to see if we would sell them some pictures for their walls. I’d just finished another online art course and they’d heard I’d done some nice paintings.
Anyway, I was proudly showing them my work and feeling excited about making my first sale, when they noticed Martha’s parrots and rooster pictures on the wall. They asked if they were for sale, and as Martha was with us, she replied that she was willing to sell them. So they ended up not buying any of my work, but Martha’s two pictures instead. Martha felt a bit bad that they preferred her pictures to mine, but I reassured her that I didn’t mind a bit, and that I was very proud of her.
So Creating a Masterpiece has helped to brighten up the apartment of a missionary couple going through grief and trauma because of a civil war evacuation. I thought you might like to know this!