Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I appreciate all the congratulations I've been getting - I honestly couldn't grasp it until I saw it with my own eyes. I got my copy today. Yay. I was awarded Finalist in the International Artist Magazine's People & Figures Competition. They chose a painting I had done this past August, titled 'Walk Through'. You can read the copy here, on my website.
This is a lesson on self-doubt too. I entered nine paintings in the competition last year - and I placed as a Finalist - which blew my mind. When it came up again this year, I said to myself 'they wouldn't pick me again - I couldn't be that lucky'. As the clock was ticking down the days to enter, I got closer to just jumping in. So I did. And I couldn't be more proud. Don't doubt yourself - when you can acknowledge you've worked hard to get where you are - today - take some gutsy chances. You never know where it'll lead.
Posted by Karin Jurick at 3:22 PM