a lovely surprise
i am feeling at a loss today. i had this wonderful post planned for today. i was going to share with you an exciting event from this weekend, which i will still do. but if it wasn’t for my mom, i wouldn’t have a picture to share with you. you see, yesterday my iphone 4 met a bowl of water. it was one of those moments that happened in slow motion and you knew it was coming but couldn’t stop it. disaster! so i am now a blogger without a camera. i feel so lost. my phone is resting all snug in a bowl of rice right now. hopefully that will do the trick because i can’t imagine being without a camera. please rice do the trick.
now that i got that out of the way, i can share my exciting news. so a few weeks ago i entered one of my paintings in the colorado springs artist guild art show. there were 93 entries. they give out several awards, first, second and third, as well as honorable mentions. i honestly was not expecting to win anything in the show at all. you see, my mom is one of people who helped to hang all of the paintings and she was there when the judge was making her choices. my mom told me i didn’t get any awards and i was fine with that.
well, friday night was the reception for the show. i was excited just to go and meet other artists. so much fun!!! i went to the reception with my husband and mom. and when i got there i walked right past my painting. i didn’t even see it. talk about comical. so when i finally found my painting i noticed a small ribbon hung right below the painting. it said director’s award. say what? i didn’t even know that there was a director’s award. i was totally floored with excitement. i didn’t know that the director of the show was even allowed to choose an award. and it turns out my husband and mom knew for about a week leading up to the reception.
and one of the coolest parts of the whole evening is that cindy the director wants to do a big show with all of my paintings. i would be one of two artists being featured. isn’t that amazing? i have entered paintings in lots of different shows, but this would feel so much more “official”.
i am feeling so grateful and honored today. i am just going to soak it up for a bit. and pray for those little grains of rice to soak up all of the water in my phone at the same time.