Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rewarding in Many Ways

Show cover and Award ribbon and certificate
Sometimes they put your piece on the front cover of the program. Sometimes you feel teary, surrounded by artists and people who appreciate the effort, because it feels like home the way few places ever have.

Sometimes you win Best of Show. Sometimes you have no idea what to think and are surprised you were able to put together coherent sentences as responses because you can't believe what's happening because when your name wasn't called in the group you were in you figured that was it.

Sometimes one of the judges says asks to buy your work. He appreciates your attention to detail that you thought no one would notice but that you had to do so that the piece would FEEL RIGHT.

Sometimes you see your parents smiling so hard their faces may split because they know...they know...they know.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

- Dorothy & Friends -

I finished it!

This is by far my largest piece to date. I started work on this late last year. I finished the Tin Man in November-ish (I've gotta work on putting dates on things better.) Then I saw a Call for Artists and worked day and night to get it done by the January 17th deadline. I just squeaked in. I finished Toto that morning and did final placement that morning. I wisked it down to the show so fast I barely got to take pictures of it. Now that I'm done I don't know what to do with the brain space this project (which I had codenamed ProjectFBaum) had taken up. I'll relax for a little bit with making before I dive into a new idea.

Dorothy and Friends will be on display at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT for the National Arts Program from January 19th-February 4th, 2017.

You can see more pictures of this in progress and completed on Flickr.