I'm home from the Columbus Artists' Guild Member Show and I'm excited. "Smoky Mountain High" won a patron's award at the show. I'm reminded of Sally Field's speech many years ago when she won an Oscar. She said, "You like me! You really like me!" That kinda sums up my reaction to winning an award at an art show that includes some pretty impressive artists.
Sometimes, as an art quilter, you feel as though you have your face pressed up to the glass and you can see all the "real" artists on the other side, but you don't think there's a place for you there. Well, somebody opened the door.
By the way, if you're in Columbus, GA between now and June 23rd, the show is open Mon-Sat at the Illges Gallery in the Corn Center, Columbus State University--corner of Front Ave. & Dillingham St.