After I had my first eye examination for corrective glasses, surprisingly, the whole world became increasingly infocus as I casually sketched "Eyes."
It was sold it to a passer by while attending to my Boardwalk outdoor art exhibition. The buyer looked over my shoulder and stated, "May I buy that sketch from you?" I was going to just give it to him but, spontaneously my former mentor's voice echoed in my head..."Selling your art validates you as an artist." Immediately, I removed it from my pamphlet.
He waited patiently while I photographed it for posterity.
I was flattered. That was the nicest lunch anyone had ever bought!