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Mrs. D. was a Pre-K teacher of my daughter's. She went to a school that relied heavily on donations, and they had a fundraiser every year. That year Mrs. D. put in her order. She wanted a painting of tulips, "longish in size", with a light wood frame. Too funny, so I decided to paint her request and put it in a Chinese auction. She put so many tickets into the basket she actually won the painting! She was excited, as was I. I'm not sure how much she actually paid for all those tickets, but the school got the money, she got the painting she wanted, and everybody was happy! I painted this in 2000.