This year I was determined to enter at least one art project as well, and though it nearly killed me, I actually got two done.
I had a hard time entering the artwork. My perfectionistic soul rose up in protest, since I felt my pieces was not as good as I am capable of. But my practical side told my perfectionisitic soul to shut up, sit down, and enter them anyway---that it's more important to participate in the things I want to do than sit around not doing anything until I feel I've gotten "good enough".
Personal growth is not always my favorite thing!
Anyway, here is a gallery of my photos----and ART----for your enjoyment.
My giant spool painting got a 1st place ribbon, plus a Special Award. Ever since the fair, It's Royal Specialness has been riding around in the back of my van. Someday I will actually get it out and prop it in my yard somewhere......
These first two photos got the dreaded "Thanks for participating" ribbon.
Category: Photo Editing/special effects---Third place.
Category: Storm---Second place.
Category: Landscape---First place, plus Special Award.
Category: Clouds/Sky---First place.
Category: Baby---First place, plus Best in Show.
Category: Trees---First place.
Category: Historic Architecture---First place, plus Special Award.
Category: Architecture---First place.
Category: Sunrise/Sunset----First place.
Category: Sun---First place.
Category: Inspirational---First place.
Category: Portrait---First place, plus Special Award and Sweepstakes Award.