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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Whoopee! ( x3 )

Sunday, I went to do that demo at Prairieland Park.  It was so quiet in that gigantic hall!  With this weather, everyone was outside.  It was nice to take a break from mothering and sit and sew and visit with Brenda from the quilting guild.  I stayed for nearly 5 hours.  I didn't get too much done, but that's okay.  It was a nice break from housework motherly duties.

There were only a handful of passers by, most of whom stopped to chat.  I took a little break to wander around. Guess what I saw!??

Showcase of the Arts, 2011

Summer Train won Honorable Mention in the Photography / snapshot division!  Awesome!  I won Honorable Mention in the same category last year for this one, remember?

Showcase of the Arts 2010

That made me feel good!  It was a bit of a surprise because I didn't think it was as good as a couple others that I entered.  The judges hated the one of my clover at sunset.  But that's okay.  There were many 'stunners' at the show that had no ribbons, and several dark and even one dirty lens photo that got ribbons.  (!)  I think those judges got tired.  There were hundred of photos!  My gosh. I couldn't do it.

I wondered how my other work fared.  I wandered around the hall some more until I found this!

Spring on the Prairie received 3rd Place in Creative Stitching!  I am very proud of that!!  It's the one with those fine, fine threads for rain.  You can click on my flickr photo link to see close ups if you like.

So there was one more piece:  Poles Along Highway #7.  The framed one isn't overloaded with handstitching, but I really liked the way it turned out.  It became such a nice, clean composition.  So I ventured out a little further from my comfort zone and entered it into the Fine Arts competition.  I walked and walked and almost gave up (couldn't find it!).  Then I spied it... with a big blue ribbon!

Second Place in Fine Art / Adult Mixed Media

WOWEE!  This particular prize is pretty exciting for me, especially considering that I have absolutely no art schooling under my belt.  Very cool!

So there's how I did.  I came home full of smiles, and full of ribbons.  ; )

Showcase of the Arts, 2011

See you tomorrow for WIP Wednesday - a new link up at The Needle and Thread Network page.



Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons! I went to your flicke and saw your other amazing creations! I love your "Poles along Highway #7".

Blessings & Aloha!
& thank you so much for your kind words about my little Cathedral Windows quilt :o) Please do stop by my blog if you get a chance.

karen said...

Congratulations!! You're a star!

Karen said...

Congratulations (X 3!). All beautiful works, all well-deserved ribbons.

Ellie said...

Oh, well done and congratulations on you ribbons. Well deserved. You are clever :))

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Monika! Well done!

Wendy said...

Way to go Monika!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations, Monika! I'm happy for you.

Linda Coleman said...

well done Monika

Vicki W said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Monika! This is just the beginning! Well done.

mainer said...

Great work...you deserve all the ribbons and the kudos.

Anonymous said...

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