Sunday, November 11, 2012

42nd Annual Badlands Art Show

The long-awaited art show arrived this weekend, along with ridiculously, totally unacceptably, freaking cold weather. Like "real feel" down to -20 degrados. So wish I were kidding. But yesterday we braved the frozen tundra, amid dude's constant refrain of "no wind, no wind, no wind," and checked out the show. The girls had been dying to go since they'd had to turn their artwork in nearly a month ago. Finally it was time! And look! The long wait was worth it:
J was so very thrilled with her second place award! M was temporarily bummed but rallied valiantly and was happy to see hers on the wall.
Mommy was also rather pleased to have earned a first place for the painting she finished about an hour before it had to be at the show. Sick kiddos and DIY projects around the house had kept pushing off me getting it done. Then it wasn't working at all as I painted it. Basically it went through about 2 dozen stages of ugly before reaching acceptable ... and then it won! I'll take it. Though it does make another rather poor teaching moment about how procrastination doesn't pay off :) Oh and in case you were wondering, no baby G couldn't move. And when she did succeed in slight motion, she was totally unable to find her hands. But she was warm!
I had a few other watercolor pieces in as well, and then last minute threw one into the miniature show that I had painted back in The Dalles for a miniature show they'd had there. I don't normally paint small. Nor do I normally paint in anything but watercolor, so it was an adventure all around, to say the least. Didn't earn any recognition in The Dalles, but got an award here (I painted it from a photo of M as a baby at the pumpkin patch)!
So needless to say, we enjoyed the show! Although we didn't enjoy walking back outside much at all!


Anna Collett said...

Such artistic snowmans!!

Hannah Holt said...

Yay! Congrats on the awards (and braving the freezing weather). Brrrrr.