I haven’t been on here for quite a while. I know. Many things have happened.
In order to get myself hopefully back on track I would like to share this with you.
It’s beautiful. And right now this is almost how I feel. Only the first part. My end of the story hasn’t arrived yet.
It has been a great weekend. I know it’s Tuesday but it still feels like weekend to me! Just now getting the chance to post! Nearly everyone has heard the saying “A day late and a dollar short”. Well, I may be a day late but I’m twenty dollars ahead! Doesn’t sound like much but it means the world to me! I got a third place ribbon at the Fife Opera House 26th Annual Art Show!!!
There weren’t as many artist’ on display this year. I was told that many art shows across the USA are down in participation. Too bad because we have some outstanding artists here in the Midwest! Take a peek:
Did you see my Cat’s Catch bottle sculpture? 🙂
This is Steve Meadows’ grand prize winner. He comes up with some truly unusual pieces!
Here he is receiving one of his many awards from Karla Ries. She is the visual arts chair person for Crawford County Arts. The kilted gentleman in the background is another artist, Mr. Stephen O. Griffith. He makes mixed media paintings.
Here I am talking with the 2014 Show Judge, Mr. Michael Schuetz. He is the Assistant Director at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University located in Champaign Illinois. The man has numerous degrees in Art and is well acclaimed. Far too much information for me to list in a blog. 🙂 Another gifted artist is seen in the background, Mr. David Pigg. He is a pencil artist and has won numerous awards as well.
Me with my award 🙂
Last but most definitely not least I can now share with you the WONDERFUL final display from my friend and colleague, David Dooley. Sadly, this is his final show. He lost his life in a horrific auto accident less than a month ago. His wife was kind to bring his entries for display post mortem.
His works are all colored pencil. It is not difficult to see why he was a Master. Sadly missed now that he is gone.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek in my little corner of the Midwest. Life in the Whole is definitely good and I am blessed!
Until next time…..enjoy the life you have. You only get to live it once.