First there was family trauma, which will happen from time to time, especially when the family is large like mine. And there is always drama to accompany the trauma.
Then I got to lose over a month to an illness which while it could have been fatal, wasn't.
Before all this stuff happened, I got a real artistic kick in the teeth. I had mentioned the show I was going to be in. I entered this piece 'Imaginary Friends'And this piece 'Warrior'
And this piece 'A Really Good Hair Day'
So I'm pretty happy with my work, I thought I had some very unusual and creative things. Then they had the judging and I got beat out by this! A knock-off of a lawn ornament that the guy who made it told me he threw together just to prove he could do whimsy. I don't expect to win every thing I enter. I know full well that there are many many artists out there who are better than me. I also know that it isn't always who's better, sometimes it's all about the judges taste. This judge was a man and I don't know what to say about his taste. The welds were sloppy and the painting was spotty. I was really confused.
Then I enter a jury show for the first time. I am again feeling pretty good about my work. I entered the big black beaded wing, the bone and jewel dragon sculpture and Miss Noteworthy. I feel these are some of the best work I have ever done. I didn't enter looking towards winning, because this is a big show with entries from all over the states. But I truly thought I would at least get in.
I got the form letter saying thank you but no.
So I guess I have been creatively pouting in the midst of all the trauma drama and illness.
But I'm over it now. So screw 'em if they don't like my work. I do.