Funny, I’ve done so many private commissions over the years that unfortunately, I’ve lost touch with several of those clients due to distance and just life. However, I got a friendly blast from the past when Dusty Baker called me yesterday and left a message just to say still how much he enjoyed the original oil of Tecumseh that I painted for him 7 years ago!
For those of you Cincinnatian’s that don’t know Dusty, he is a famous ex-pro baseball player and was the Cincinnati Reds Manager until 2013. He is now Manager of the Washington Nationals. I truly enjoyed working with him back in 2010 as he is a super nice guy!
Anyway, I of course called him back an we had a nice chat about life, kids, etc. It’s so gratifying not only having happy clients, but ones that actually want to be friends and stay in touch. Even if they are famous Baseball Managers almost 20 years my senior.
Cheers to you Dusty and your friendship!