Tuesday, June 29, 2010


So I entered a few pieces in the LO Festival of the Arts again this year. When we got to the artist's reception, we started to wander through the 1,000+ artworks, and Jenelle was the first to spot mine. But what was hanging beside it was quite the fun surprise:
I've never got one of those before!! I won an honorable mention ribbon award thingy! (The funny thing is, this is the painting that was the last minute decision to put in. The other two were going in for sure, but we kept going back and forth between entering this one or a different one. Guess we made the right choice :) ) We were pretty excited. Well actually, the girls didn't care too much. They were much more excited about the free buffet tables of yummy food for the artists. Nothing surprising there :) Here are the other two I entered:Sadly none of them sold but it was exciting and fun to see them up regardless. By the way, these are some others I've done recently that I just entered into a juried competition:
I'm really happy with the first. I really don't like the 2nd but Cooper loves it. I've been having fun trying to be a lot looser lately although I haven't got it figured out at all. I spend a heck of a lot of time just staring at the page with a brush in my hand, accomplishing nothing because I can't figure out how to make it work. What can I say, sometimes my brain just doesn't work. The lack of AC doesn't help either. Regardless, the one positive side to all the time Coop has to spend applying to jobs in the evening, is that I have some time to paint. More to come :)


bontovi said...

Alisha!!! You're sooo talented! I love the one that made honorable mention. It looks realistic. I have to say my fav is the last one (with the sun)! Good luck!

Jen said...

Great job on the honorable mention. I love that one the best, because of the color. I am not an art expert at all, but certain colors are so great. You are really awesome and we are loving owning our own Alisha originals, so thank you so much again! We miss you guys!

Hannah said...

Way to go! I love the pic Cooper loved too--the sun and colors are just so fun to look at. What a talent.