Saturday, December 19, 2009

Silk Painting Winning piece


Most artists seem to go through cycles of confidence, self-doubt, angst, elation, inspiration, intense creative energy periods, etc. Maybe because I was tired from all the holiday activities and end of classes rush, not winning the Mini Cooper from my son's school fundraising event (well, I can wish!), but I was sliding into the self-doubt part of the cycle.
So I took a 3 hour nap (didn't mean to) and had to do dinner take out it was so late. Upon returning as I sat eating dinner and checking on emails, I received an email from one of the coordinators of The Silk Painter's International show being held at the US District Courthouse in MD saying I had won first place! I didn't even know it was being judged, but what a surprise and honor it is! My confidence is returning.




















8 comments:

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Your work is ALL so beautiful! Congrats!

Manon Doyle said...

Congrats Hellenne! It is a stunning piece my friend! You most definitely deserve it!!
I hope your holiday season is wonderful!!

manon
xo

May said...

Congratulations, Hellenne!!!

I always loved your dark colored scarves. This winning scarf has such a depth. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Judy Mackey said...

Hellenne- Congratulations! You ROCK! I am sooo happy for you and proud of you!!! YAY YAY

Hellenne said...

Thank you everyone! I was so honored to have been chosen. But the pressure's on...gotta keep learning and doing better! I hope you are all doing well and having a less hectic holiday time than me. So far, computer had to spend a day at the doctor, daughter had to find a creative way to wing it from NYC to Atlanta during the blizzard, son is digging a HUGE hole in the back yard and tracking in clumps of red clay indoors, and I'm trying to clean and declutter the house for family coming over for Xmas dinner! C'est la vie...

Kathleen C. said...

Just caught up and so... Congratualtions! A much deserved recognition of your skill and artistry! (Even though it didn't come with a Mini Cooper.)

L.Holm said...

Congratulations, Hellenne! Keep us posted on the show. This is a beautiful piece--fluid and gorgeous design.
Hope your holidays have been merry and happy 2010!

Virginia said...

That is AWESOME Hellenne!! Congratulations!