awhile back i purchased this lovely print from one of my favorite artists amy ruppel. somehow it got lost in the mail so i emailed amy and told her i never received it. she emailed me right back, apologized and offered to send me a larger print from her awesome, newer, & better printer. YAY! the coolest thing is that she also gave me her number in case i had any questions or concerns. i can call amy ruppel any time i want; of course i won’t, but that’s not the point. this may mean nothing to everyone else, but to me this is like having brad pitt’s or jennifer anniston’s number. i’ve never been into celebrities; they don’t impress me. sure some are talented, but i think the majority are just overpaid people who live in some odd fantasy land where most of their relationships and actions are superficial. that sucks. i am however impressed by artists who are able to make a living off their art. this is an amazing accomplishment that doesn’t happen nearly enough! just sayin.
That’s an awesome story, and I love it when things turn out that way. I feel kind of the same way about artists and other creative types. I started a new weblog a few weeks ago - The Tools Artists Use - and I’m emailing tons of artists whose work I really admire, and I am constantly surprised when they agree to participate! I’m still hesitant to email some of the artists, but so far I have yet to have anyone tell me to bugger off. :)