Hello! I don't know about you, but I feel I should be settling down with my knitting and a glass of wine right now. Some Friday's are like that aren't they, more alcoholic than others? I've been feeling a bit drained today, been concentrating on a painting, and not even a walk with the dogs has cleared my head.
I do have some 'good-news-for-myself' today though!
A couple of weeks ago I entered two of my paper mache works into an open exhibition in Edinburgh, and today I heard both pieces were chosen to go in the exhibition. It's run by the Society of Scottish Artists (you don't have to be Scottish to enter your work), and it's held in the very grand premises of The Royal Scottish Academy, on Princes Street in Edinburgh.
Absolutely blooming marvellous! And well, you know how it is, when you're waiting to hear if an endeavor has been successful. I always tell myself not to get too hopeful, and imagine dealing with disappointment. It never really does prepare me for the real disappointment if it comes along, because I always have a nugget of hopefulness lodged under a rock in my brain, but it helps a bit, damping my hopes down.
I can't quite believe my good fortune in having both pieces selected. It's the first time I've approached a 'public body' with my paper mache work, so this should give me a bit more confidence to show my work to a commercial gallery.
I'm off to make myself a cup of tea, and smile to myself! Cheerio! Love Vanessa xxx