But that was not the end of the story. When the auction was over, I received an email from Ragnar. I opened it eagerly, expecting a detailed description of the event, perhaps of the refreshments (since Ragnar and I both like to cook). I was not disappointed. But then followed a completely unexpected sentence:
We are the proud owners of one Wendy Watson drawing/watercolor, your Sendak piece, which delights us.
When I've donated pieces for fund-raising auctions in the past, I've not usually known who has won pieces that I've donated; in fact I've never known. But it gives me very great pleasure now to know that my Sendak piece is part of Ragnar's world...along with his luxuriant gardens and his stunning clay creations. If you are in New York, attend his open studio June 8th and 9th; view one of his shows---enjoy his very beautiful work in every way. http://www.ragnarclay.com/welcome.html