She said it was on her mind for a while.
To me it was a rash decision, especially since she has two children and no other job lined up. But she seemed to clash with Corporate a lot recently and got paid very little for all she had to do.
I can completely sympathize with that.
Our assistant store manager at the arts-and crafts store gave her two-weeks notice. Today was her last day.
I reported directly to her and together we made a GREAT team!
We attended the same art college (though at different times) and we'd often discuss all the men that have played with our hearts.
I considered her a friend at work and hopefully now, one outside of work too.
She's struggling with the unknown right now and going through a difficult time so I wanted to make her something.
Here's the painting I did just for her.....
Mixed media on canvas - 8" x 8" x 1 1/2" (NFS)
Since she has a passion for our store I wanted to use items we sell:. the rhinestones, decorative paper, glitter (of course!), and paints.
It made the finished painting a fine art/craft hybrid. I've always done one or the other and this is the first time merging the two styles.
::: Close-up detail :::
Hopefully in the weeks ahead it can bring some comfort (and sparkle!) to her.
She advanced several times within our store over a two-year period and I know she's resourceful enough to do it again elsewhere.
Fly free, Maria!
One day I'll get to escape from there too.....