I am on my way to my therapy appointment. I am early. Which is way better for me than being late. I get really anxious if I am late. I hate it. But I am here early and I think instead of just sitting here in the van for 20 minutes, I am going to go make today’s gift. I walk into the corner coffee shop and purchase a 5 dollar gift certificate. On the back I write a small note…”To whomever finds this gift certificate, Today is your day. Enjoy a free cup of coffee. On me. I am a local artist and you are helping me with a huge art project…I know that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Please see my website…the address is on the attached business card. (yes, I have ”gift prolific” business cards) This is gift #67. But most of all, enjoy your coffee….and have a great day.” I leave it on the counter…and ask the cashier to watch for it and make sure the next customer gets it. He laughs and likes the idea…so I give him a card too. Off to therapy I go.
I wanted the cup in the painting to seem ghostly..not in a scary way. More like a mirage. Something you can’t believe until you touch it. That is how I would feel if someone bought me something and I didn’t know them….I would have a hard time believing it. The fingerprint is another reference to my stealth giving. I think in all of the future gift paintings that are stealth you will see my thumbprint. On to the next one.