Obviously, I have been neglecting this blog, as it has been many months since I last wrote here. In my last blog, I mentioned the upcoming Fredericksburg, Texas Die Kunstler membership show, which I was entering for the first time. The show was large and impressive, so many wonderful artists in the Fredericksburg area. I entered my colored pencil drawing, "Reflection", which didn't win anything. There are only two prized given at this show, member's choice and people's choice. The same piece won both and, unfortunately, it wasn't mine. So many good pieces, it was very hard to pick a favorite.
My latest show was the mini show in Ballinger, another open show, this one for pieces no larger than 5"x7". I entered two pieces, "Wild and Wooly" in graphite and charcoal, and "Blue Jay Buffet" done in colored pencil. Blue Jays won an honorable mention and also sold, which was so nice. It is so special when someone likes your work well enough to buy it, quite a compliment.
Our local Coleman Heritage Hall, a combination art gallery and history museum also had an open show, just this week. I entered one piece, "On Guard" a graphite/charcoal piece of a lizard guarding its nest hole. This won an honorable mention as well so I am quite excited.
There are several other shows coming up in the area, juried shows that I had wanted to enter. However, I have decided to let those pass this year as I have been asked, along with a very dear artist friend, to be featured artist in October at the Lee Bunch Gallery in Del Rio, Texas. This invitation came as quite a shock and, to make sure the pieces for that show are the best they can be, need to concentrate only on that show and leave the others for next year. I am so excited about this show and quite scared as well, feeling there is no way my work is good enough for a gallery show. This will be my first experience with something like this and I am running the gamut of emotions.
There is a lot of work to be done so off to the studio!