|my set up|
This was also the first show where I displayed my digital sculptures. The response was encouraging; the public liked them, other artist who stopped by gave compliments, and I sold a few, too.
But a surprise really made my weekend. A reporter from the local paper came by, interviewing participants and I explained my work "And I also write the books," I said, indicating the back table.
She walked over and her eyes widened. She looked at me. "You wrote that book?" she exclaimed, pointing at a copy of Spotted Flower and the Ponokomita.
|cover of first edition|
"A hard back with a blue cover?" I asked.
"Yes! I still have it." She was all smiles and exuded happiness.
I was all smiles, too, to think that someone had read that first edition (published in 1978) as a child and remembered it so clearly. I told her this was the second printing of the second edition; she bought a copy to give to a friend’s daughter, which I happily signed. With all the things that could have happened in Lincoln, that was certainly an unexpected pleasure.