Friday, August 14, 2015

I got in!!!!

Great news which I am truly honored and humbled by.  I received the above email one day unexpectedly.  I think I was in shock for the first hour.  I had been so stressed when trying to select which paintings to submit.  Which painting would be the painting that would grab the juror's attention and make him pick it out of AAAALLLLLL of the other submissions?!  

When deciding which paintings to enter for acceptance to the SWS show this year, I looked at my others that had been accepted in past years.  I had just realized that for the last 3 years, 3 separate accomplished, amazing, well known watercolor artists selected one of my paintings to be in the show.  How could that be?  How could I be so lucky that 3 unrelated jurors would pick my painting.  I prepared myself that there was no way my painting would get selected for a fourth time.  What were the odds?  I don't know how it happened, but, I am taking it as a message that I should spend this year growing in my art.  Where that will take me, I don't know, but, I will just keep remembering it is the journey that is important.

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p.s. the painting that was selected is the one of the candy apples from my State Fair series.


  1. Congratulations, Liana!!! I can feel how excited you are! Now...good luck and win an award!

  2. Thank you, Helen! I think I have a long way to go to win an award. I am seeing more and more truly amazing watercolor artists who are doing the most awesome things with watercolor.


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