Artist

Margit Toth

There is a spring called Szentkút at the edge of the village where I live, whose miraculous healing effects have been experienced by the people in need. There has been erected a small chapel there and pilgrims come to visit it, religious services, processes and saint’s day feasts in summer are held there in honour .....

There is a spring called Szentkút at the edge of the village where I live, whose miraculous healing effects have been experienced by the people in need. There has been erected a small chapel there and pilgrims come to visit it, religious services, processes and saint’s day feasts in summer are held there in honour to the spring, which attract lots of people, religious and others, churchman and of course vendors.

More than 30 years ago when I made my first glass paperweight with a frog on it, I took it to the feast, had a little stall along with the other vendors, and I was trying to make money on my very first piece of art work. My gIass added an interesting colour to the religious articles, sweets, balloons being sold there.

As I was sitting there behind my stall, a little boy came up to my frog. He examined the frog thoroughly then went on. He came back once more. The third time he came back with his parents and asked them to buy the paperweight with the frog for him. He was my very first purchaser and collector who gave money for my art and made it possible for me to finance my next piece so a chain reaction was set in motion, which is still going on and I have been able to create my art works after one another since then.

Actually, this first buyer of mine was a German boy, who must be a grown-up adult by now and might be reading this story. In case he sees it, I would like to greet him and tell him my THANKS.

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