Double-Bubble to Switzerland

Do you remember my oil painting “Rising” that was in the international Art of Day 2010 Holiday Show and Sale?

Well it SOLD.

Earlier this week, I double-bubble wrapped this 8  X 10 inch on gessobord, cradled on a 2 inch birch frame, original and sent it to a buyer in Switzerland.

I can’t say enough about James Day from Art of Day who brokered the sale. He is amazing to work with. (To view more of my oil paintings for sale at ART of DAY, go directly to the ART of DAY store.)

I get such a thrill each time a piece of my work finds a new home whether it is an original oil painting, a print of one of my photographs or a gift card. It is kind of like when your children come home with stars on their school work and your in-laws are visiting. You try to be cool but you just can’t help wearing a grin so big that it wipes out the pretend furrow on your brow. I tell myself – now don’t you go getting a big head over this! “Rising” is only one small oil painting. That is the furrowed brow. But I SOLD it – to a buyer in Switzerland! That is the great big grin.

I go through this exercise each time. Like when Annie from New York City bought “Only the Sea.”

Or like a couple of weeks ago when a large poster of “Arbutus in the Fog” was purchased by a buyer in England.

Or like when someone came bouncing up to me here on Mayne Island because she had got one of my art cards for her birthday from a friend.

No matter how humble and how chilled I know I am supposed to be, I can’t help shouting Yaaaaaaa hoooooo! Then I do a little ta, ta, ta, ta-da dance before regaining my composure and going back to creating. Does this happen to you too?

Sprout question: What is wiping out the furrow on your brow with a big grin?

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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

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9 thoughts on “Double-Bubble to Switzerland

  1. Terrill – CONGRATULATIONS. I’m doing the SNOOPY HAPPY DANCE for you! It does my heart good to know that I can say:

    “…my good friend, WORLD RENOWN Terrill Welch.”

    Sprout question: What is wiping out the furrow on your brow with a big grin?

    The fact that we were actually able to drive our vehicle out of our driveway today. There’s no more snow falling out of the sky today (it’s all on the ground), but with the wind-chill factored in, Google weather says it’s equivalent to 12-degrees below zero here in sleepy little Crystal Lake, Illinois.

    • Laurie I can see you dancing and say that with a little wink in my direction. Thanks so much for celebrating with me.

      Iyiah! I hope it lightens up on you folks soon. But sound like you are mobile at least.

  2. Just imagining you doing the happy dance wipes the furrow off my brow and puts a big grin on my face as I do a little happy dance with you!!!

    A little smile was on my face this morning as the tunic shirt I had spent a week sewing walked out the door being worn by my 14 year old daughter instead of me! Suits her beautifully and due to a sizing error fits her better than me. She is happy as could be as she loved the fabric as soon as she saw it come home. I am happy that all that work and fabric wasn’t for nothing!

    • Thanks Sue! She says grinning widely. Glad you dropped in today too. I bet you were making that tunic shirt for your daughter all along and just didn’t know it. I can just imagine how much she is going to enjoy it.

  3. “I get such a thrill each time a piece of my work finds a new home whether it is an original oil painting, a print of one of my photographs or a gift card. It is kind of like when your children come home with stars on their school work and your in-laws are visiting. You try to be cool but you just can’t help wearing a grin so big that it wipes out the pretend furrow on your brow.”

    As well you should Terrill, as well you should. This is the kind of news that would make any artist proud, and frankly I am not at all surprised. Your work is world-class and it will continue to find it’s way into homes in many countries. One day I’d like to join in myself and express the same kind of thrill as some of your appreciative buyers. Celebration time on Mayne Island. These are really beauties here.

    • Thank you Sam. I hope too that one day you can join in yourself. Nothing would please me more than knowing one of my pieces was gracing your wall. I might ask to personally deliver it or for visiting rights though just so I could come visit you and Lucille 😉

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