Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Lion Knows


I'm so excited to share some great news with you! So many of you have followed
me since the beginning when I was just learning to draw and then as I experimented with different mediums and styles, through various workshops.
I can't even begin to tell you how much your encouragement has helped me move my art along.
I now call myself an ART-cheologist because I know that I am digging and excavating layer by layer my potential in this art journey. It's not just a passing fancy, but a deep and enduring longing in my heart to find out what I'm made of, whatever talent I've been given, how far I can take it, and how much I can share it.

Well, my news is that my Lion above was juried into the Roswell Art Show and received an Honorable Mention and a green ribbon! UPdate: The Lion KNows won People's Choice Award at the Roswell International ARt Show. also. The original has sold! Prints available on canvas or archival paper.
That may not be great news to you but I was absolutely humbled that I was in the top awards for a show that included fantastic art from all over the world- among 269 entries. I entered for the last 3 years and never received such an award.
This painting represents another mile-stone for me, another marker as I think it represents my current level of skill and I can see progress in this painting.
I want to play with the "Big Boys". I want my art to be exceptional and I am still determined to dig further and this award has spurred me on.
Your encouragement has been invaluable.
I hope you are still enjoying my art, your own journey and may we all be blessed with an extra measure of magic.
And simply believe in it when it arrives.