An October hello to everyone. It’s Ingrid from Artists to Watch. I’m so pleased that Ceci has asked me to write now and then for our blog. I love cards, beautiful art, and quotes that catch my mood. I also love being surrounded by paper (my sister calls it my “detritus” ) and fun people, so of course, Artists to Watch is perfect for me!
I’ve been working here part-time since the summer of 2009 and have been laughing all the way. I do a little bit of many tasks, but mostly it’s helping to pick and pack cards for store orders! I especially enjoy writing little notes on the order sheets so if you get a little doodle of flowers in the spring -- or leaves (fall) -- that’s probably me.
A curious thing how life can be so full of coincidence, synchronicity, magic, whatever you want to call it. I'm originally from New England and worked for seven years at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Shelter. Feeling that such a special place deserved more than old posters stuck to walls with masking tape and pushpins, the very first piece of art I donated to the shelter’s lobby in 1992 was a framed signed photograph of Jim Brandenburg’s wolf looking through the trees (CB101). And now, almost 20 years later, here I am in Minnesota, working again alongside (boxes of) this gorgeous image.
As a customer said to me the other day, have a DELUXE day.
Until next time.