At my photography exhibit in the Fall, my images of marbles were among the most popular photographs. One of my friends brought his 7-year-old daughter to see the show and she fell in love with this image. So Daddy bought the framed print for her as a surprise Christmas gift. I decided to give her the actual marble that is featured in the center of the image, a beautifully made piece by a talented glass artist.
Here’s a note received today from Dad:
I hope you had a great Christmas. Ours was lots of fun, and your photo was a huge hit. She was so intrigued by its shape before she opened it, having forgotten all about it. Then she was overjoyed by it. Your very thoughtful inclusion of the actual marble made it extra special. When I was turning off her lights Christmas night to put her to bed, her final comment on the big day was “ Daddy, thank you for the picture from Blake – I love it!” Thanks, Blake, for brightening our Christmas with your great art.
Wow, this feels great on many levels. It’s a real rush – and very humbling – for me to have people buy my work and to imagine them looking at the images hanging on their walls. This adorable and precious little girl is my youngest collector.