|RENÉ LALONDE, Wherever a Paper Boat Takes You, acrylic on canvas, image size: 24 × 24 inches.|
This is my favorite piece by Lalonde.
And...last night... I got to meet him.
Yeah... It was late, and I had just gotten off work. Forgive my atrocious appearance. A gallery close to my job was having an exhibit, and I'd sold some paintings to one of the girls that works there. She knew that I love Lalonde, and she invited me. I got there just as they were getting ready to go out to eat. He was incredibly kind, and even said he liked my art. (My friend had shown him some pieces on her computer beforehand. I blushed. In fact, you can still see my face is red in the picture. Oh, and since we're talking about it, you should TOTALLY go buy some of my art. It's Lalonde-approved!) I got his autograph and everything. J-O-Y!
All in all, it was a wonderful evening.
Sometimes, when you meet your heroes, they do live up to your expectations. I hope you get to meet someone who inspires YOU one day. If you could...who would it be?
Love and Lyte,