When you are moving, you come across things long put to rest in you memory bank. So it was this morning as I was trying to organize and pack some of my art supplies. In a pocket in my "portable art bag" I found the ribbons I won at the Stanislaus County Fair when we lived up North. I was not interested in putting my paintings at the Fair. Probably embarrassed because I've wandered through the exhibits in years past a marveled at the art work. But I had several friends that wouldn't give up and insisted I at least put a few in. I had just finished three so I took the plunge and entered them in the Senior 55+ Division.
Imagine the surprise and joy I felt when my friend called and told me she had just gone to the fair and all three of my paintings had one "first prize" And my "Apple Blossom" had also a "Best of Show" ribbon.
My "Autumn Wolf" took first place in the animal division.
My "Girl in the White Dress" took first in the Portraits.
Never say Never ~ I would never have dreamed of getting a ribbon, and to get three and best of show is one of my personal joys and achievements. It has given me confidence to try other things too as God is the giver of gifts and talents and we need to use them to bring HIM glory.
Wonder what else I'll find packing for this move!!