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!”