a peculiar auction

 |  March 5, 2009

In all the hubbub of our trip I forgot to mention that one of my paintings took part in an auction in Peculiar, Missouri this past weekend. Isn’t that a great name? My friend and talented mixed media artist, Kristin Smith, sent out a request for artwork and she is such a great person that I didn’t hesitate to send one of my small encaustic paintings for the 2nd Annual Peculiar Piccadilly & Art Auction Fundraiser.

In Flight, encaustic, 6×6 inches

I am happy to say that this piece is now in a new home. I’m glad that I was able to help Kristin out, but I’m also glad that I didn’t have to be there! I can’t imagine having to be present while my art is being auctioned. Makes my stomach hurt thinking about it.

I remember the exact moment when this painting was completed. It was a cool autumn day in Seattle. I remember being enclosed in the warmth of my little studio on Ballard Ave. And just being in the moment of discovery with this piece. It’s funny how a painting can trigger these memories for me. Kind of like when a certain song can bring back a vivid memory or a feeling from the past.


  1. by Meri Arnett-Kremian on March 5, 2009  10:42 pm Reply

    I would so much have enjoyed having a cup of tea with you in your studio on Ballard Avenue. You're so far away in the heartland! But at least you're not in a Peculiar place.

  2. by bridgette on March 5, 2009  10:53 pm Reply

    We could have had tea at my favorite teahouse too! Miro tea house down the street. Mmmm, I dream about their chai.

  3. by smith kaich jones on March 5, 2009  11:00 pm Reply

    Oh, I wonder what they said about this wonderful little piece as it was being auctioned! All good things, I'm sure!

    :) Debi

  4. by tangled sky studio on March 5, 2009  11:54 pm Reply

    once again that gorgeous blue that i love! how are the pieces coming for sacred art????

  5. by Seth on March 6, 2009  1:26 am Reply

    Stunning piece. That blue really sings!

  6. by Shayla on March 6, 2009  10:06 am Reply

    It's a great piece. I love those blues. Auctions are pretty stressful and you were smart to be elsewhere. I remember my first one. Even though it went well, my eyes were bloodshot from the stress.

  7. by Patrice on March 6, 2009  11:34 am Reply

    Oh, I love the painting!!

    Someone is very lucky - and wise - to have made the high bid.

    And I so agree. I'd have worried no one at all would want my piece!! You certainly need not worry.

  8. by rivergardenstudio on March 6, 2009  2:51 pm Reply

    What a lovely paintng... and I am so clad you had a vacation! Roxanne

  9. by Kristin Smith on March 7, 2009  2:47 pm Reply

    We were extremely pleased to have your beautiful encaustic piece! It's absolutely beautiful. I was so touched that you'd donated to the Downtown Peculiar Arts and Culture District on my account. Thanks again.

  10. by www.onceuponapond.blogspot.com on March 9, 2009  9:27 am Reply

    Glad I just met your blog. That image is stunning. I love the color range, and the mood.

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