Blue BayouA sneak peek at the piece I am currently working on. It's for the next exhibit at the Bower Center which will feature artwork inspired by poetry and/or music. My piece was inspired by the Roy Orbison hit, Blue Bayou. I'm equally fond of the remake by Linda Ronstadt. Items used so far...acrylics, handmade paper, wire, glass beads and polymer clay.
I attended the reception at the Bower Center on Friday night for their current exhibit "Look to the East". The exhibit was judged by Nancy Dahlstrom, Professor of Art at Hollins University and world renowned artist.
One of the two pieces I entered, received an Award of Merit, what an honor. I was totally blown away and quite surprised considering the level of art in the exhibit. I came very close to not entering this piece based on criticism I received from a local artist. Lesson learned...trust your gut! After the awards presentation I had the opportunity to speak with Nancy and she critiqued my piece, it was inspiring and very informative. I came away from the experience feeling better about myself and my art. All is good.