{Newly framed “Fancy a Cup of Tea?” – original acrylic by Erica Eriksdotter}

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did.
But, people will not forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou

I always say an original painting is so much more than paint on a canvas. Art can be very powerful sometimes and can touch us deeply. I received this lovely note from an admirer who had just viewed the “Fancy a cup of Tea?“:

“…These paintings are so lovely, and so, well, perfect. They’re like heirloom quality. /—/ When I look at this one, it instantly gives me the feeling like it was handed down to me, like something I treasure from someone I love. I’m not really an art aficionado, so I can’t put my finger on it, but you’re capturing and sharing something special here. Something magical. You need to keep doing this, and never hold back.”

{art is powerful. it’s amazing how a painting of a tea cup can trigger so many emotions}

I later found out that the painting had really struck a chord with him because the teacup in the painting reminded him so much of his Grandmother and Great Grandmother, both passed away. He misses them dearly and he was reminded by their love and could feel that love when viewing this piece. 

I can only hope my art touches people in some way, and his deep emotions is a less common reaction. Most will tell me how happy it is and how wonderful they feel around my art. I was touched that he felt it important to encourage me to keep going. He seemed to get how important I feel my passion is. It is an amazing feeling when my passion and level of commitment is recognized by an admirer.