This, was a good day

Wow, what a day today. I happened to be looking for bills to pay on my desk, and came across two letters. They were the SASE (self-address, stamped envelop) letters I’m used to receiving from juried shows that I enter. Of course, I’m naturally excited to get these, but more often than I’d like to, disappointed by the results. I remember one of my favorite teachers and artists (Camille Przwodeck) say that she had a stack of rejection letters, that in the end, become a measure of how far you’ve come.  That’s a great attitude to have about shows, and being accepted in general.  Do it for yourself, first.

The letters were both acceptance letters! I couldn’t believe it, two in ONE day. Both were for national shows I’d sent slides to before (at least twice), and rejections each time. Wow. So, can’t help being pleased with myself today. Please excuse the gloating, if that’s what it is. I’m just happy.


The Old Veteran
Oil on Linen, 9×12

Will be shown at:

“My California Views” at the National Steinbeck Center March 11 – May 29, 2006.  The reception is March 10, 5:30-7:00pm at the museum.


Asilomar Dunes #2
Oil on Linen, 9×12

Will be shown at:

“Annual Best of Plein Air” juried show at the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association gallery March 4 –
April 3, 2006.  The reception will be held Saturday, March 4, 6:00-8:00pm

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