Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We all need a Guardian from time to time

This is an e-mail I received from a customer that made my day. I'm sharing it with their permission...

“Dear Ms Shake,

I just bought one of your pieces at the Sevigny Gallery and I wanted to tell you that it has great meaning to me. It's a piece featuring the Raven, it's surrounded by metalwork twigs...I'm a lawyer who has just moved to Alaska and I can only keep the really great job I got by passing the Alaska Bar exam which is a month from now. (I am already a lawyer but the last Bar exam I took was a very long time ago.)

I am very nervous about it and I don't know if you know it, but the Bar examiners are so tricky. They try to trap you into going with a wrong answer choice. So I knew I needed help, and that's when I saw your piece in the gallery as I walked home from work, and I thought, "This Raven will help me, because he can see through any tricks!"

I actually haven't even put my Raven up on the wall, instead he is on the table with all the materials as I study and I visualize him literally selecting the correct multiple choice bubbles on the sheet with his beak! After I do pass the Bar, Corvus will have a place of honor in my office.

I originally went into the Sevigny Gallery because we bought a house and I am looking for sculpture for the yard, and after I pass the Bar, I am looking forward to that -- I've noted where you sell your pieces.

But I did want to pass on my appreciation for making a really engaging piece that just makes me feel like I have a Guardian!”

6 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

That's a great note. Hope the raven helps ...

Linda Starr said...

How wonderful to receive this heartfelt note, and I wish a raven's wish for the purchaser of your raven.

Tracey Broome said...

What a great note. That's what it's all about isn't it? I got a similar email the other day from someone that bought a barn from me on Etsy, made my day! I love that Corvus plaque.

Cowgirl Goods said...

Kudos!

Ina in Alaska said...

Wonderful post! Good luck on the Bar exam to your client!

Patricia Griffin said...

Outstanding! Whenever this sort of thing happens to me, I'm reminded how much a statement of appreciation can mean to others. I try to "pass it forward" and take the time to share the love. What goes around, comes around... eventually!... Anyway, it's awesome to see your wonderful work appreciated. Thanks for sharing it with us. Makes me happy.