Dear Kelsey…

Dear Kelsey,

You and I have never met but yesterday I saw your incredible artwork at a thrift shop in downtown Seattle. I loved your use of color and, of course, I’m a big fan of any painting that includes a dog! But I was in a bit of a hurry and left the store without buying anything.

Then, last night as I was lying in bed scrolling through Twitter I saw a Tweet from Lin-Manual Miranda:

Instantly, your pieces came back to mind and I wished I had purchased them.

This morning I thought, “Hmmm…maybe after I run my errands I’ll swing back by and see if they are still there.” But as I had feared, I completed three full laps around the store and couldn’t find them anywhere. I was about to give up and surrender to the golden rule of thrift shopping: If you don’t buy it when you see it, someone else will. But just as I was about to leave, I decided to check the front corner one last time – perhaps the guy who had been blocking the bottom shelf while looking at the assortment of vinyl’s had finally moved on and I could make sure they weren’t accidentally mixed in with the stacks of records. 

YAHTZEE!

I couldn’t believe it, there they were…

I grabbed them and triumphantly marched up to the register where I learned that all pictures were 50% off – which meant I got both of your pieces for $3.30. Should you ever stumble upon this blog post and decide you want them back, let me know and maybe we can cut a deal 🙂

I have no idea when you did these, how old you were then, or are now…but I sincerely hope you are still painting because they are fantastic and I think you are extremely talented. I am a big fan of your work, Kelsey!

Sincerely,

Megan

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