I'm going to meet Richard Shorty! NWP art!!!OK OKOK OK BREATH.
So about 6 years ago, I had met Richard Shorty. Most of you probably don't know who that is, but he is a very VERY prominent First Nation artist.... his work is one of the more common ones to be seen used in the mainstream media; cards, books, shirts, etc. His works are also very well known within the circles of NWP as he revolutionized a style of "3d animals" that has since influenced my work for over 10 years.
6 years ago, I had met him in a pow-wow. I goobered over his work, and told him how he was my fav artist, and well... totally fangirled out. I gave him my painting of Wasgo [Ganukadet... seen here: http://fav.me/dglly1 ]
I gave it to him as a gift, and he was very happy... he even gave me a print of his as a "thank you".
Well, a few days later, I received an e-mail form him asking me to call him. I was freaking out with joy, and when we spoke, he wanted to say thank you for the gift, and how many were asking prints form it, and that we'll keep in touch. H