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An image of this painting will soon be gracing the labels of specialist Italian bakery products in Sydney, Australia. Special thanks to FAA and Google's search engine! When the business owner searched "Ancient Mills", my painting came up on the first page and grabbed his attention.
Hey, this thread is working again - great!
Barbara, hi and thanks very much for the congrats!
Beth, yes we've come to a mutually acceptable arrangement. Advice from the forum is very much appreciated!
Haha, Joshua - not that kind of bread - lol!
Wow Therese how proud you must be. I remember the excitement I felt when The committee for Camp Creative (summer school for the arts in Bellingen NSW) asked if the could put my painting on the cover of their brochure which went Australia wide as well as their web page for 2010.
We have so much awesomeness going on... A couple weeks ago, we were awarded "Best in Show" at DigiTech 2012 in Tallahassee, FL. We've also been nominated as "Best Illustrator" of 2011 by the Steampunk Chronicle and we'll find out on Tuesday if we won!
(Our display at DigiTech 2012)
We've also just gotten confirmation about a few more shows accepting our work, bringing our show total over 30. ^_^
Plus the two parts of MANDEM (Moco & Maize) are celebrating our 15th anniversary on May 1st!
Yesterday, I learned that I received a grant from the local arts council (Kamloops Arts Council). I am very excited as it will be used towards purchasing art supply kits for local children that are part of a charity that I am working with. We are planning to exhibit some of the pieces the children create with these kits in their own group show next year. Waiting to hear back from the two art supply companies I put donation requests into for this project as well; fingers crossed. This will be so much fun; can't wait to see what the kids come up with and to view their show :)
I got this painting accepted into the 72 Northwest Watercolor Society International Show that will be held in the Seattle Design Center in Seattle, Washington. A difficult show to get into. I was one of 80 accepted out of 400 entries.
my granddaughter has an abstract artist as artist in residence at her school this week. he kicked off the week with a slide presentation of 'famous' abstract artists.
one of my paintings was in the group and he announced my name.
so that's not the good news..the good news is that my sweetheart munchkin announced that i was her gramma!
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I just won FIRST PLACE in a recent FAA group contest called "Homeless Photography". It's a black and white candid shot of a homeless man sitting alone on a park bench and crying in a small Parisian park. It's called "Crying Man in the Park". Hope you like it.
I've posted in forum also,but , this was good news not just about art.......this image won the faa contest "Human Rights", and what is sooo good, to me/for me, is that 45++ FAA friends all voted it into the win..........I celebrate your kindness and generosity and support.......that ! is the good news.............thank you so much.......
We sold 2 prints this Thursday through ABC / Disney licensing program and we are now waiting for their $200 licensing fee check. It is for the show 'The Neighbors' but, according to the agreement, they may not use the art after all. Would be nice to see our prints on the set of their TV show, of course :) Once we get the check, will ask them if and when they will use the prints.
About five weeks ago my computer started shutting off for what appeared to be no reason. Thinking it might be overheating due to the fact that I had not cleaned the dust out in 3 years I took it apart blew out the dust, put it back together and while the fans stopped going into high speed mode due to heat, it still would shut down unexpectedly. Then one morning I turned it on and the surge suppressor it was plugged into caught fire. I figured since it was ten years old it had just given up the ghost and went out and bought a ups with battery back up . Brought it home plugged it in waited 8 hours for the battery to charge, plugged in the computer and all seemed good for a few hours. Them the ups low power alarm went off telling me to shut down before the battery went dead. Humm....
Now I am a little strange, seldom have lights on in my house, except when cooking dinner now that it gets dark early , and I noticed the lights seemed dimmer and would flicker brighter and dimmer on occasion and over a few days it started getting worse. Oh great that I, the electric system in the house was screwed up and I was gonna have a huge repair bill, which the money for, have I did not. I was imagining tearing out walls to find the problem in other words panic. I sat down to think it out, got out my electrical test kit, nothing showed faulty wiring and the circuit breakers never tripped so maybe it was the power companies problem. I call them 2 days later two clowns show up put a volt meter on the system and see nothing wrong and the light and stuff in the house were good so they left. Now this was an intermittent problem and they were not gone ten minutes and the lights were flickering and the ups was singing in alarm. Arrgh my worst fears seemed to be coming true. So I went from outlet to outlet, tested my breakers , nothing . I called the power company because it seemed even worse. They came and put a monitor to watch the system for a few days.
They came back checked their device and to my great joy discovered that the problem was with them. So no big repair job for me and a big one for them. Good news and this problem may have had a good side as I cleaned out the computer and gave it a good uninterruptable power supply .
I am pleased to announce that I will be featured in the inaugural edition of new photography magazine Eye on Fine Art Photography due out in print and digital versions January 2014 for my Honorable Mention win in the Dawn of the New Year contest for my entry “Foggy Morning on Spark’s Lane”.
I just recently placed 1st...2nd....and 3rd place in the United States of America (Rhode Island) contest. The photo entitled "The Newport Bridge" took first place. "Lincoln Woods Panoramic" placed second place. And in 3rd place another panoramic entitled "The Jamestown Windmill".
I'm also pleased to announce my magazine cover created for a new photography magazine gathered a1st place win in the premiere edition of Eye on Fine Art Photography due out in print and digital versions for January, 2014.