Crisp One, soft pastel on textured gator board, 8x10in.

Feeling accepted

It’s awesome when one of your works is juried into an art exhibition. This has happened a few times now (okay, three times) and it always makes me feel so many things, including grateful and hopeful and humbled.


It’s good to be liked.

Now I have to find something to wear. Or, rather, I need to find something for my art to wear. What do you think? Black and gold? That’s a traditional style frame. Or I could go out to my garage where all my already used frames are and see if there’s something that would suit.

I want my art to be dressed for success, you know.

Here’s the piece that was accepted into the show.

Crisp One, soft pastel on textured gator board, 8x10in.
Crisp One, soft pastel on textured gator board, 8x10in.

And here’s the black and gold frame I think I want to use.

What do you think?

The show is Crooked Tree Art Center – Petoskey’s annual juried fine art exhibition, Fields of Vision. The exhibition dates are January 13 to February 24, 2024. Opening reception and exhibition awards announcements will be on January 13th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

There were 51 pieces selected from 206 submissions, so it looks like it’ll be a nice size collection. I will not be able to attend because I’ll be visiting my grandkids in Ireland, but if you’re in town I hope you will go see the show.

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