Friday, January 26, 2007

"Letters Home" won the award!

I went down to the museum this morning to see the art on the wall :) It was SO surreal!
As I paid to get into the museum, I could look into the room and see my art on the wall! Talk about wild!! There was some VERY nice art in the exhibit! I was honored to be a part of it.
I did see that the "Letters home" collage won the Award. Its a $25 gift card to Dick Blick. Not bad! I am excited just to have won something :) And, my Crow collage (named him "Oh the Places You'll Go" had a Purchase award! Yes! Someone bought him!! I was there , staring at my pieces on the wall in disbelief. I felt sort of numb.........it was so surreal! The lady there, still putting out sold tags, etc) asked if I knew the artist. I said "Yes." A minute later I piped up that it was me :) She came over and asked me to show her my pieces........so I did, showing her the crow last as it was a few paintings down from my other two. She excitedly said "Thats MINE!!!! I bought him!!" I tell you, I have NEVER sold any of my work before. It was more exciting to know, that I created that, and to see how excited the buyer was. I can't even describe it. Its an amazing feeling. The lady who purchased it is a part of the Art Association that is the sponsor of this event.
Now I am feeling like I am coming down with something. I feel SO icky :( I have to sort of stay low, so I can be up to going to the Reception thingy on Sunday-I can't miss that!!
Tomorrow is my son's birthday too, so he is having some friends over. I gotta be well for that too!

5 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh wow, Kristy, was a fabulous experience. An award, a sold piece! How fabulous! Congratulations on the sale and how exciting you got to meet the buyer.

Hope you feel better soon!

Debi Wind said...

Kristy, what an awesome experience you had today. Wow, to win and to sell a piece. Not only that but to get to meet the person who bought the piece you sold. As I was reading your experience today I could feel the excitement and awe of all that was happening. I felt like I was right there with you. Such a neat feeling.

I am sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you feel better!

Kersten said...

Kristy, this is awesome news! Good for you - there's such a feeling of accomplishment when you take your work/creativity to new levels.

And if you ever get to the point of putting that beautiful baby collage piece on the market, let us know - I just love the colors you used! :)

Jonna Barnett said...

Awesome Kristy. I am toying with the idea of submitting three pieces for a local juried show myself. I've done a few local art shows, was juried into our local art group but have never submitted to a juried show. I'm going to take your getting into this juried show as a sign that I should give it a try. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congrats dear!! how wonderful for you that is so great!!! I know your work is fantastic and the lady is I am sure quite pleased with her purchase!!! sure hope you feel better too!!! yucky stuff going around here!!
Hugs Linda