Over the course of painting this mug, Polona and I exchanged more than EIGHTY messages. She sent me photos every step of the way, to make sure she got each little detail right. She usually paints moons, but I wanted an eclipse. Totality. She took the pictures I sent, and did the best she could with the natural limitations of her medium. The result is spectacular!
I have no idea how she makes a profit from her work, so I can only conclude this is a labor of love for her. I know exactly how many hours went into painting the mug, as well as communicating with me about it. On top of that, she bubble wrapped, gift wrapped, and then gift boxed the order. And she added a little necklace. Amazing!