I got this email the other day. Completely out of the blue, totally unexpected. To be honest I thought it was just a weird spam that creeped into my pot of other less annoying spam. But it wasn't. It was actually a pleasant letter, expressing things about my work I never knew people felt when they saw it.
I really didn't know what to say at first,actually. I read it out loud to Tom, with this dumb ass grin on my face the whole time. It was perfect timing, because I was just thinking the day before about how shit my work was getting again, and I wouldn't have finished the picture. I was just about to quit it, but then I decided I'd finish it because it was an awesome day that filled me with hope. It made me realize that even though people arn't saying it to your face all the time, you still leave this impression, or imprint even, on everyone. They don't always have to say it, but it's not about the feedback. It's about the effect.
I finished this for you, Laela.
You can see it better here.