Several years ago I was participating in an art show in Delray Beach Florida. What I sell is jewelry which I make from the dried acrylic paint from the artist palette.
During the show, a woman walked into my booth and was studying my jewelry pieces. I mean, really inspecting them more closely than the typical customer. I started to share with her my story, how I start with the palette and go from there.
She listened, then said “Yes, I can tell they’re made from paint. I make paint.”
Well at first I wasn’t sure if I heard her correctly, not having ever met anyone who makes paint. Then she introduced herself. “I’m Barbara Golden.”
To me this was akin to meeting a Hollywood star! I had a celebrity in my art booth!
She went on to tell me about some of the more interesting and unusual applications artists have found for Golden Paints.
She later came back to my booth and we had a delightful conversation about the hand painted tee shirts with the Golden colors on them. (My favorite shirt for years).
I was inspired and thankful to have met Barbara and appreciative of her interest in my jewelry pieces, which can be viewed at sandyartparts.etsy.com.
One never knows who will walk into one's booth at an art show, but this was one of my favorite.