Hello everyone – out-of-left-field, this award has come my way!
When I learned the annual Canungra Show was a couple of weekends away, I toyed with entering some of my paintings. Believing they were already well known, I nearly didn’t bother. Of course they are only known to those who know my website and on the basis I wouldn’t be boring everyone to tears I decided to bravely submit a few pieces that were already framed. I also asked a few clients if I could borrow back their commissioned pieces. At the last minute I had “Molly” framed as there was a Monochromatic category and she would be perfect for that.
Duly done, Friday lunchtime saw me lining up to register my pieces. I saw some lovely work being submitted by truly gifted artists and was pleased the standard was high.
Judging took place on Friday night before the show opened on Saturday. I wasn’t able to get to Canungra before 2.00pm on Saturday and when I did the show was fully underway.
It’s interesting the nervousness I felt as I entered the art exhibit building – it was like being a small child again and approval being so important and risking failure – knowing adulthood is attained through that experience. I didn’t feel very adult to be honest.
Nothing prepared me for the shock when I turned the corner and saw nearly everyone’s favourite painting “Deejay” front and centre on the awards board with the ribbon displaying “Most Successful Exhibitor”. That’s when surrealism clicked in. Obviously I had to see which of my painting awards constituted that amazing outcome. As I rushed around trying to find them all – it turns out they all did!
If this is my 15 minutes of fame…….I will savour the moment for a little bit longer. Yay!!!!