Day 397–Opportunity — Haibun Journey Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty is the feeling of validation because of opportunity. A friend called me and asked how many art pieces I have ready. A local store wanted me to bring in my work. I took both my thread painted bird quilts and my yard art butterfly feeders, flowers and totems. The shop owner was extremely excited and wanted to put things out immediately because of Mother’s Day. They wanted most of the work for a very reasonable commission and no space rental fees. Of course I’ve been working on a quilt for a show deadline and was not ready for this at all. Before I returned with price tags, several people had already expressed interest in my work. It makes one feel good to have their work validated.

By Judy Gallagher [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

in the garden
a sliver winged skipper
sips nectar