Random Acts of Kindness

Today I received in the mail a beautiful water-color painting by Veronica Gager whom I have had the pleasure of meeting through an online ATC trading group.  I am a meager beginning artist (if I dare to use that term) and she is an established artist of 20 years with two degrees in art.  I am in such awe of her work and we have traded a few pieces of our tiny artworks.  Veronica saw on my Flickr site an altered tassel that I made and requested one for herself.  She was going to trade some ephemera for it.  I was thrilled at what she sent me, several water-color papers that she made and some items I could use for future tassels.  When she received my tassel she liked it so much she sent me this water-color painting she did out of the shear kindness of her heart.  It is beautiful and I can’t believe she did that for me.  I will never be able to repay her for that.

To Veronica:  I love it and I will try to pass on your graciousness through some random act of kindness to someone else.  Thank you so much.


About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

One response to “Random Acts of Kindness

  • veronica gager

    I am honored by you and yet I am the one who thinks I’m the one who is in the presence of an “ARTIST” You and your ART belong in a gallery. I want you to go to a gallery and pick up the owners business card and make an appointment to show them your “ART” Your ART is so wonderful. I simple love it. I want you to let me know about all the sales you are making in the gallery. This is your destiny. Go fulfill it. Love you, V

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