First and foremost ….what an honour!
Secondly thanks to the Bubbler a thousandfold who asked permission to use the image.
Yesterday I received this wonderful Bubblemail! …..
“You’re “Together” piece really spoke to me. It is a perfect representation of my partnership with my wife and I would like to get a tattoo with this image. May I have your permission to do so? I will happily send you a picture of the completed work.
Please let me know as soon as you can, as my birthday is tomorrow and I would like to get it for my present to myself. Thank you for your consideration of my request."
to which I replied:
Go for it – consider it a gift …Happy Birthday! ….
a photo would be great!
and then received ….
“Thank you so much! I will send you one this afternoon. Again, thank you. I can hardly wait!!!”
“I got it done at lunch. It looks awesome. And again, thanks so much! Your art is now a living, breathing piece!”
and then very shameless (and very unexpected) self-promotion followed …..
“Thank you again so much. I am very selective about the ink work I have done and each piece is a true one-of-a-kind. I’ve had several compliments at the office already since I came back from lunch and I’ve directed everyone to your artwork on “red bubble”.
What a wonderful tribute …. my work is living art!
And here’s the original