"I'm not going anywhere," I replied.
"I am," she told me.
And that's how I learned the assistant store manager at the crafts store had given her two-weeks notice.
Her husband got promoted at his job which means she'd have to be home to be with her children--at least for now.
I do think the stresses of the job were a factor too but perhaps I'm projecting my own feelings onto the situation.
In any case, I wanted to make her something to remember me by.
She LOVES all things Disney and the color pink. So this is what I made her…..
Acrylic on canvas - 12" x 12" (NFS)
I flooded the canvas with as many shades of pink as I could: coral, fuchsia, blush colors.
An image I found online of Minnie Mouse was then transferred over the abstract painting. Copyright infringement and tracing. Double whammy! But I wanted it to be 100% accurate and time was of the essence.
Here's the abstract painting with just the pencil overlay…..
Working at the crafts store is NOT easy. I still hate that job every day I go to work. But it's my coworkers that make it worthwhile. We bicker and squabble and laugh together--just like a family. And it's always sad to see one of our own go.
Today was the assistant store manager's last day. As we hugged our goodbyes, I told her we WILL keep in touch. That I know for certain.
It was a pleasure working with you, Kari! You rock!