Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Two winners

WEll I did win two ribbons. Sally took a third place ribbon in Crafts and Marg Ana Gram was awarded a second place ribbon in sculpture!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Being Different

My work is different. When I entered the pieces in the show, one of the members at the registration table said, "Alice I am so glad you have joined the association. You bring something different to our group."
I laughed.
Yes that has been said often about my work. Different. That is often what I say about something that I really don't know what to say about it. Usually I cannot think of anything positive to say, so I say it is different---- But then again I remeber that usually when I choose to buy something I usually say,"I really like this. It is different!" I was drawn to the item because it was differemt.

Different is now the term being used in reference to my work. And you know I am beginning to embrace that word different. At least by being different, my work stands apart from the others and that isn't bad at all.
My favorite song (from Sesame' street) One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong"
I used to think not belonging meant inferior. I am learning that it doesn't. It means of a different quality, media, or presentation-. Not belonging to the main stream is okay . I can be a little brook going through a beautiful meadow all of my own!
Also when I think of artists I have and do admire--know what? They are all different---e.e.cummings, Elinor Peace Bailey,--how different can you get?


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another Opening Another Show

I have entered four pieces in the Rome Art Associations Annual Member's Show. It is held at the Rome Art and Community Center, Bloomfield Street, Rome NY. It is a non-juried show , but it is judged.
I got a call last night that I have won an award. The opening reception and award ceremony are tomorrow night. I am very curious to see what piece won an award and what t. We are limited to 4 entries, and only 2 in one category. I entered 2 in sculpture, one in mixed media and one in fine crafts. When called I was told I had won ribbons. I wonder if the plural form was a mistake? Can't wait to find out.