Quite a few people visited the Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place this past weekend. But I have to say the biggest smile was on the face of a little girl who was visiting with her mother. The girl had walked around the gallery stopping to watch each of the Featured Artists paint. When she reached the easel of Aivars Zandbergs, who was painting a scene from his home country of Latvia, she looked up at him and said with the most sincere voice, "I really like your painting."
Aivars smiled, said "Thank you!" and then reached down and handed the little girl a small painting I had watched him work on earlier in the day. He even signed it for her. The young girl left the gallery on Sunday with the biggest smile on her face clutching her precious gift.