Just a quick update for you all – Well, as it turned out, my two feather painting entries did quite well in the Fine Arts competition at the Western Idaho Fair this year. One painting (Fancy Dancer) won 1st place in the Mixed Media category, and another one of my paintings (Honor) won 1st place in the Portraits category, a People’s Choice Award, and a special award – “Best Acrylic” out of all.
On top of that, I was really touched by all the local support and encouragement from everyone at the Western Idaho Fair. I also got to meet some fantastic artists during the day I picked up my artwork. So I still stand by my last statement in my previous post – even if I didn’t win a ribbon or plaque, it’s people like the ones I described above that make me already feel like a winner. It was such a wonderful experience – I really couldn’t ask for much more.