Back in the spring, I had been chosen by a patron to create a painting that would be revealed to them for the first time, at Water Street Studio's Blind Date fundraiser party in November. The experience was nerve-wrecking, as I left my employment at Water Street half way through the process and because I was afraid the patron wouldn't like the piece (after having pre-paid for it.) In the end, of course, the couple who had invested in my work loved the painting. I was happy, they were happy, and they really enjoyed the phone pictures I showed them of the process the painting went through.