Well, what can I say?!?! I haven't been active on DA for about 9 months, stuck in an endless cycle of dodging the things that life throws at me. I have a day job that pays the bills, like most artists, and changes in the job description required that I return to college. Before anyone thinks, "Hey, that's great! You can do it!", let me explain that the classes that I have to take are difficult, all science based with labs, and require a lot of my time. My brain is not 25 any more, I don't read with comprehension as well as I did in 1987, I don't process information as quickly, I don't retain and regurgitate in the ways that I was capable
I was awarded First Place at the 2014 Ann & Bill Litaker Show at Mint Hill Arts in the 2 dimensional multimedia category. This has been a very good year for me and "On a Down Time Train". The woman who does my framing selected a wonderful frame for this piece: hammered metal. It really complements the overall atmosphere of the work.
Got my calendar! WOOT!! I was one of the winners of Colored Pencil Magazine's annual Art Competition. I received Honorable Mention and placement into their calendar, November issue of Colored Pencil Magazine, and Winter issue of Colored Pencil student. I got some great prizes too! :-)
So here is a pretty awful cell phone pic of me with my art on the month of January. UGH! No makeup! LOL
You can get your copy of the calendar here: http://coloredpencilmag.com/competition
"On a Down Time Train" has been awarded Honorable Mention in Colored Pencil Magazine's 2014 Art Competition!!
This is a huge win for me. Only 12 submitted works are selected for this, and I can only begin to imagine how many are submitted...it must be well over several hundred because the entry fee for this was one of the most affordable out there making it conducive for multiple entries per candidate. My piece will be featured in their annual calendar, their monthly publication, and their quarterly publication. I also won some SUPER fantastic art supplies.
Again, I am very honored to be featured prominently among so talented artists.
"On a Down Time Train" has been selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension + Space!
My first MAJOR book publication! I am so honored to be featured prominently among so many accomplished artists.