I’ve known Christine Dimmick (inspired creator of *The Good Home Company which makes eco-friendly, delicious cleaning and fragrance products) for over 15 years. Although I haven’t seen her in (too) many years, we keep in touch on Facebook.
Recently she posted a selfie of this gorgeous eggplant-colored scarf she hand knitted with this beautiful organic yarn she found at a NYC Farmer’s Market. I fell in love — it’s my favorite color! — and told her so. She confessed to enjoying my artwork and suggested a trade: handmade scarf for handmade artwork.
EEEEEK! I can’t do that! I can’t! What if she doesn’t like it?! I won’t know what to do!
“Yes! Of course, Christine! I’d love to!”
Wait. What did I just say?? No. No. I. did. not. just. say. “yes”! Yes, yes I did. I committed to the impossible: making an art piece for someone I haven’t seen for years, someone I know has impeccable, discerning taste. Now I’ve done it.
But I did it. I actually did it!
And I love it. Especially loved the process. I asked her to list a few things she and her family like, (she said Ganeesh, sanscrit, coral and blue), and took into consideration who she is (smart, spiritual, creator of beauty). And once the panic subsided, I started in. Now, a month and a half later, I have her scarf, and I don’t want to stop on her art piece! But I’m feeling guilty since it’s cold and I’m wearing her scarf (daily!) and she has an empty space on her walls. Oh, and she’s threatening me with scary little movies of what’ll happen to me if I don’t get it done.
So, after taking it’s picture today as a reminder of what I can do when I say “yes”, I’ll mail Christine’s Ganeesh to New York City. Where hopefully he’ll hang on her walls mirroring the light Christine gives off.
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