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Mike Riley
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Green Bay, WI
Favourite style of art: Digital
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Nautilus
Skin of choice: Soft, silky, supple...
Favourite cartoon character: Tooter Turtle
Personal Quote:The sense of wishing to be known only for what one really is is like putting on an old, easy, comfortable garment. You are no longer afraid of anybody or anything. You say to yourself, 'Here I am --- just so ugly, dull, poor, beautiful, rich, interesting, amusing, ridiculous -- take me or leave me.' And how absolutely beautiful it is to be doing only what lies within your own capabilities and is part of your own nature. It is like a great burden rolled off a man's back when he comes to want to appear nothing that he is not, to take out of life only what is truly his own. -David Grayson, journalist and author (1870-1946)
This past Saturday, November 15th, I participated in a holiday sale at a local art gallery where I volunteer. I had a 6 foot table stocked with 82 pieces of my art ranging from photography to digital art to abstract painting and collages including work I did on some 6 inch ceramic flooring tiles I purchased at a recycled building supply store here in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

With a little over an hour left to the sale I had sold 5 pieces which had me feeling pretty good. Then a young man walked up to the table and started looking through the tiles with an energy and a big smile about his face saying, "Wow, I love these! I want to buy them all!" I thanked him and said that they were what I do to relax when I'm bored. He said that I should be bored more often. I laughed.

He had been putting some aside as he looked through the basket. I thought he would then select one from those before he left. He instead bought all seven that he had put aside saying, "I want to buy all of these. Is that OK?" I told him yes, of course. He introduced himself as Brad as he shook my hand and then paid for them at the gallery check out and left.

A little later the gallery manager asked if I knew who he was. I said no and she continued that he was Brad Jones of the Green Bay Packers. So, not only did someone buy a bunch of my art but he's a professional football player. Made my day, week, year. I'm still on a bit of a high because of it.


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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks, Mike !
yeliriley Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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veeegeee Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind support dear friend. Please have a nice day :D
yeliriley Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet and thank you!
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
and again Mike :D
yeliriley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mike thank you for the fave ad :rudolph:
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