One of the owners of The Comfy Cow called me today to say that a lady had called him to say she had my drawing that was stolen last February. He gave me her name and phone number.
This evening I called her, and then went to her apartment near the river in
New Albany. She gave me my drawing, in great shape and undamaged except for some stains on the backing board of the frame.
She told me that up until the middle of last summer, there had been some teens, eighteen or nineteen years old, living in the apartment behind hers (She didn't say so, but I think she meant it was a boyfriend/girlfriend). Last June they had a big fight, and the place was trashed.
The landlord told this lady that he would knock off some of her rent in return for her going over to this apartment to clean it out. She found my drawing on the wall there, liked it, and hung it up in her apartment.
Then, yesterday, she and her roommate were watching "Antiques Road Show" and saw them discussing artwork appraisal. They looked at my drawing on their wall and wondered if it was worth anything. My name is on the drawing, so they Googled me and found my web site, on which I have the drawing listed as stolen with a request to contact The Comfy Cow with information.
So she called The Comfy Cow.
I am very grateful to her and to the owners of The Comfy Cow; I never expected to get the drawing back, especially now that a year has passed.