Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OUT OF THE VAULT : Tootin' My Own Horn

8x10" oil on canvas, SOLD

OK, so in the spirit of "good marketing practices" and, in spite of the fact that I'm not so comfortable doing this, I'm going to brag a little bit. Just a tad. This past weekend I participated in the North Park Festival of the Arts here in San Diego and I received three awards! Yep, three: Best Painting, People's Choice and Best in Show. Wow! How cool is that? Sometimes that little bit of fairy dust is just what you need to get things rolling. I've been so busy with two Art Festivals in three weeks, my son coming home from Italy, my daughter's end of junior year college search, SAT's, prom and general teenager stuff and, then, my own work: finishing one commission and starting a new one this week. It's all good. But I'm feeling like I've neglected my daily paintings lately. So stay tuned. My sketchbooks are filled to the brim with new ideas for paintings and I'm raring to go!

9 comments:

Roxanne Steed said...

WOOHOO!!! Party on girl!! CONGRATS on all the accomplishments that are all going on right now!!! Some times it's just all over the top excitement!!! and certainly worth tooting your horn! YAY - Life is good/ heck it;s grand!!! Your work always makes me smile.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

That's FABULOUS Brenda! Congratulations - you deserve it all!

PS - if we don't toot our horns, then who will?

BRENDA said...

Thank you both (my fellow Daily Painters!) And you are so right, Deb, if we don't toot those horns nobody else will! I appreciate that you both check in on me--I haven't been doing my Dailys as often as I should....feeling guilty!

Helen Read said...

I, for one, am not surprised! Congratulations :)

BRENDA said...

Gosh, I was SO surprised! Thanks, Helen. You just never know what will grab the attention of the judges! Life IS good!

Deborah Ross said...

Wow! Congratulations, Brenda....I'm not at all surprised that you won all those awards. And you have every right to toot your own horn.

BRENDA said...

Thanks, Deborah! I really appreciate all the sweet comments and kind words from my fellow artists! I guess it's OK to toot the horn...

Tamandra said...

Toot away! I think it's very deserved, and congrats :) I very much enjoyed chatting with you, and experiencing your work up close and personal.

BRENDA said...

Thanks, Tamandra! I enjoyed chatting with you too! How's your work coming along?