I recently received an email from a stranger asking to use my artwork. I get messages like this from time to time and some even ask to buy my art. I once received a check for $5000 and asked to ship the art + $2500 cashier check because the amount could only be sent this way for a piece which was listed at $2500. You know the drill……. the scam. So when this person asked to use my art work …. I had suspicion. I really don’t like being cynical. I don’t know when this changed within my basic character but unfortunately I am leery of inquiries like this.
The young woman explained she was a freshman at the University of Colorado Boulder and was studying music composition. She explained she had created a musical composition for the piano and it was for her friends, Pedro & Indigo. She was asking to use my painting of the Bodacious Catteleya for the cover art. Her reason was because the catteleya is the national flower of Brazil, which is where Pedro is from. Her idea was to put it next to a painting of an indigo flower, so that the cover reflects the inspiration for the piece, which are her friends Pedro and Indigo.
She also wrote this: “ I completely understand if you don’t want me to use it- I am learning to be an artist, and I would never want to steal another person’s artwork! If you would allow me to use it, I would give your art credit in the description of the video.
I was leery, but at the same time intrigued. I was easily able to find her Youtube Channel and watched several videos she had posted. One was about her accomplishments and a brief interview with her dad. He was bursting with pride at her drive, passion and special talent.
I then knew she was the real thing! I emailed her back and gave her permission to use my painting as the cover art for her song.
It is really heartwarming to know there are creative spirits like this young woman who are making their mark on this world. I am glad I was able to help her and so pleased that she knew to respect copyrights and ask for permission. It was easy to say…… YES!
Here is the beautiful music by Isabel Goodwin. I hope you enjoy it. It is a wonderful piece to draw and paint to! Please forward this to friends and family and post on social media. Let her song be heard as it has brought joy to my world today…. I share it with you!
Lovely. Glad you said, yes.
Me too Melissa! Hope you are doing well and are safe and being creative!
Thank you, Mindy! Thank you Isabel! Great collaboration.
So happy you enjoyed the music Teddy!
Thank you for such a great story and connection between two wonderful artists! Much needed during these trying times.
You are welcome Chris! Thanks for stopping by. We all need some positive, creative and joyful interactions! Be well. ~Mindy
A happy story for these dark times. Thank you, Mindy.
I couldn’t agree more Cathy! Thanks for listening.
The perfect composition between your painting and her music 🙂
Thanks Arlene! I was so happy hear her music. It is wonderful and much needed right now!
Beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing.
I have learned so much from your classes! Love your work!
Thanks Patricia! Much creativity and health sent your way!
Thank you, Mindy. Stay well.
You are welcome Nancy. You stay well too and virtual hugs to you and Angelina Ballerina!
Thanks for stopping by Kate!
When I had you for my teacher, you made me believe. This just proved it, again. Thank you. Stay safe.
HI Edith- This is such a wonderful comment. It made my day! Thank you for reading the blog and listening to Isabel’s beautiful music. We need some beauty right now!
What talent! Two talents combined – how wonderful is that!
Thanks Bonnie! She is a rising star!!!!
Thanks, Mindy, I’m so glad you paid attention, what a story and beautiful music indeed.
Thanks Kate. I am glad I paid attention too! So happy you enjoyed the music.
Thank you Mindy. Siting out side on my deck in the beautiful sunshine and listening to Isabell’s music is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and so glad it worked out for you. What a great cover!!
Hi Sandy! So glad you enjoyed the music and the sunshine. Virtual hugs to you!
The beauty of Mindy Lighthipe’s painting of the Bodacious Catteleya, next to an Indigo Flower painting, in harmony with Isabel Goodwin’s musical composition, “Pedro and Indigo”, all exquisite gifts from God, are so lovingly shared with us. Thank you all for presenting your gifts to the world for our enjoyment today and the years to come…Shine Brightly!
Thanks OC! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Be well, safe and creative!
Hi Mindy, listening to this beautiful music in South Australia. Best wishes to you.
Terrific! Thanks for listening Jenni! Best wishes to you too!
Wow, great invigorating piece! And I love that she made the connection between the catteleya and her friend and then obviously searched around and found your art and made the effort to reach out to you! So reassuring to have someone make all those positive, inspired connections. Thanks for sharing.
I agree with you Lillie! Thanks for coming by and listening and leaving a great comment.
Wow- what an amazing gift for her friends! (The gift of sharing her gift…could not ask for anything more special.) And so lovely for you that she felt your artwork was the right visual to represent her creation…Thank-you for sharing!
I couldn’t agree more Diane! Thanks for stopping by and listening to Isabel’s music and leaving this comment!