I’ve hit the jackpot with Craiglist!

Always follow your hunches!  When I found out my aunt had produced all this artwork 50 years ago, I had no idea how I might begin tracking it all down. On a lark, I posted an add in the Dubuqe Iowa category of Craiglist and I got a hit! A good one!

After a few emails back and forth a very nice lady (who shall remain nameless until I get her permission) told me her dad had a painting by a nun, acquired around 1966. She confirmed it was large and very modern. A few days later, I got an email saying, “It’s by her!”

I mean, what are the chances of that?!?! I feel my aunt is guiding me in this quest. This is a blessing beyond words.

I’ll post an image as soon as she sends one to me, and if they give me permission to post it. It is after all, their painting, not mine.  But I am so excited to actually connect with a real human being- someone who has a part of my aunt with them.  How cool is this? I am just thrilled beyond words! Stay tuned!

 

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About Michele Walfred

I am a communications specialist at the University of Delaware. I blog about Thomas Nast and editorial cartoons, art history, journalism, fine arts, photography, agriculture, gardening, and social media.
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