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.


Bren Thebeau said...

A heart felt congratulations to you! He is stunning and well deserving of notice. I've loved seeing your unique voice develop and now flourish. Those are big, brave dreams and I'm cheering for you!

Abbie W said...

WOW! It's as beautiful a lion as I've ever seen!! (And I love lions) Congratulations!!

Lori Plyler said...

Congratulations Peggy! The painting is amazing and the award, well deserved.

Little Messy Missy said...


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Hi Peggy. It's Ruth from the blog Ruth's Visions and Revisions. I'm the one who sent you a FB request yesterday. I've been thinking about you, but I don't blog much anymore, so . . .

Anyway, I love your lion, and I'm so glad it received notice. It's really stunning and so emotional.

scribbler said...

I am soooo excited for you! It is an amazing painting and I love your work. Really is a beautiful painting. Congratulations on this milestone and kudos to you for pursuing your passion. We all benefit from that. :c)

Jennifer Richardson said...

Your skill has flourished, friend!!!!
you've always been wildly creative
and had a mystic eye
but your workmanship is growing
so refined and fierce.
You are one seasoned artist, chica.
Bravo braveheart....keep those big
boys on their toes:)

Kelly Parker said...

Love this! The color is awesome and his!

LT said...

Wow congratulations!

That lion is gorgeous!

LT x