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Collecting Art I

Eva Funderburgh's ceramic beasties are some of the most whimsical and otherworldy creations I've seen on Etsy. I've watched her shop for a while now, waiting on the day that I could purchase one of her sculptures. I've seen a lot of favorites purchased by other lucky collectors, but I'm still so glad for her success on Etsy and out in the world. The pale cow blobs gossiping is one of my favorites:

As I get older and refine my space, it's important to me to surround myself with inspiration and art. There are few things in this world that bring me more joy than my art collection - which is meager, but growing. I'm blessed to be able to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art with the money I earn selling MY art. What a dream come true!

So this morning, I finally purchased one of Eva's sculptures:



Lately, I've been feeling a little down and out - struggling with work, life, and Self. There is something greatly inspiring about this Grinning Flier. It looks like what my soul feels like: strange, round, soft, a little innocent, and hopeful. That the sculpture is heavy, in flight, and joyous inspires me to keep moving, creating, and seeking peace in my life. It's a lot of heart and love emanating from such a small thing. But it truly touches me and is exactly what I needed in my life right now.

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  1. Wow. That's such a powerful thought, such a mindful statement: to be able to buy art that inspires you with money from art that you made and sold. Love it! Hopefully this little guy will bring you the kind of fulness you are seeking!

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