That got me thinking. What if I started incorporating more of her scribbles into my actual paintings? So, I gave her a piece of my good “mom-only” paper, and she took off. Originally, I imagined altering the work a lot more than I did. However, I felt each little line and dash and ding was somehow extremely precious. So I did what anyone would naturally do, I outlined it. Okay, maybe not everybody does that. I guess it is kind of like circling an ad in the paper you find important, only in this case I am acknowledging each of her gestural, at times almost Dada-esque, completely and utterly random scribblings are of value.
So, even though I don’t want to sell it, I am going to because we are poor, and there will be more scribbles for me to outline in the future. (Did I mention this is a series?) Yes, this is the first in the series, of what I hope to be an epic mother-daughter collaboration. Also, because I hold this painting more dear, I am increasing the price. In response to the increase of price, I think it is fair to add that 25% of the profits of these paintings will be put into some sort of savings account/trust fund/whatever those things that people with money have, for college.
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