My painting buddy Tina and I attended the Redfish Lake paint-out this week in hopes of creating something worth displaying in the art show and perhaps sell a piece or two. So we signed up, packed our bags, built up our courage, and headed to Redfish Lake near Stanley, Idaho.
We put together a small display area but didn't have anything to display right away. Many of the other artists were much more experienced than we were so it was a little intimidating. But hey, we were there to have fun! And fun we did have!
Then, little by little we painted and displayed each piece. In the end we filled our display racks (despite Tina coming down with a cold) and sold half of what we produced. We are thrilled to death! And, best of all, we continued to build our confidence in painting in public. This isn't always an easy thing to do. Sometimes an artist isn't painting well....or sometimes he/she needs total concentration to work on or complete a painting. But, by the end of the week we both felt much more confident in mastering the art of simultaneous conversation while painting.
An added benefit was being awarded second place for "Six O'Clock Shadows". I was thrilled by the unexpected honor. Believe it or not it's my very first prize ribbon...and I mean EVER! I feel like a kid who came in second place in a spelling bee. Is that silly or what?