Monday, April 21, 2008
A MOST UNUSUAL DAY: Beyond my wildest Dreams
Well now I need to tell you a few things about my day.
It was a bit stressful knowing that I was waiting for a phone call that very well
might not come. We would only be called if any of our works were selected by the judges, if not we were to pick up our art work by 7 PM tonight.
Then lo and behold, I who usually let the message center pick up my phone calls,
answered a call that came between clients around 3 PM.
It was someone from the art gallery telling me that 3 of my pieces were selected by the judges to be in the Juried Art Show! I could not believe what I was hearing.
I must have made that poor woman tell me three times.
She said that they selected:
1. Riding The Rails of The Orient Express
2. Life's Crazy Pieces
3. Abstract Black and White: Frayed Roses
I am still in shock.
I had to see two more clients before I could go to the art gallery to
make sure this was real, and pick up the pieces that were rejected.
At six o'clock I high tailed it over there, and was given lots of kudos and congratulations.
I got my stuff they did not choose packed up and then Judy, the director told me
I also won an award! Oy, not only did I make it into the show, which was enough for me and is huge in and of itself, I also got an honorable mention for Riding the Rails...
As if that was not enough,while I was there a reporter/photographer from the local newspaper was photographing the winning pieces (best of show, first, second, and third prized pieces)...
Judy asked me if I'd mind standing with my piece Rails for a news piece!
Would I mind?
Okay, sure, why not. I was still in a complete state of shock. I just wanted to giggle and I think I did...a lot. Probably a whole lot.
That done Steve, the assistant director, said not to go yet. To put my things on the table and wait. They had something else to ask of me.
Judy came in and asked if I would let them photograph my Abstract Black and White piecefor the cover of their program or something still not sure what but I said no in a joking way,
then said of course I'd be honored. They weren't sure they'd use it but felt it might show better than a picture framed under glass.
Then I flew home to tell DH.
Needless to say there is a cloud with my name on it and I am floating up high tonight.
I will try to keep my head on my shoulders and not float away completely,
but believe me this is beyond my wildest dreams.
Whew, now I think I will go sew.
[This is the first show of any sort I have entered my art in. They chose 100 pieces from 400 pieces of a mixture of oil paintings, water colors, photography, jewelry, sculptures, textile, mixed media, entered. Mine were in competition with all of the above mentioned entries. I feel so humbled]