Tuesday, November 25, 2008

International Artist Magazine


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.

27 comments:

Nartizt said...

Congratulations. Well deserved!

Mark Bridges said...

Congratulations. I was just at the book store and saw it. Let's see how many other mags give you props.

John Wright Art said...

Well done, Karin. Your work is just wonderful and well deserving of the award. I will rush out immediately (well, in the morning) and buy the magazine.

annie said...

I agree with the others, well done and well deserved, Karen. I have you on my Reader to keep up with A PAINTING TODAY. I love the ones that show your people viewing paintings, especially.
annie

Melissa Evangeline Keyes said...

Let me chime in, Congratulations! I'm so proud of you, you work so hard!

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Congratulations, Karen! No doubt about it, your work is excellent. Can't wait to get my copy of the magazine.

Edgar said...

Congratulations, Karen. That body of work that includes other bodies of work ... a strong concept, very much worth the exploring.

Paula Villanova said...

Congratulations!!! So exciting and well deserved!

n warner said...

Karin,
Greatly deserved! Nice article and so interesting to read about your 'process.' Sounds so second nature with having your mother's set of eyes, moving you towards imagery. But your own drive, amazing talent
AND inspired dedication have resulted in lots of well-deserved recognition.
Bravo! Job well done! :-) Nina

Cathy Gatland said...

Luck has nothing to do with it - your work is outstanding. Congratulations - I'll be looking out for that issue over here.

adebanji said...

Excellent as usual! Keep it up!

Mary Spires said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get a copy......Your hard work is paying off. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa Lorenz said...

Congratulations. You deserve it!

tracywall said...

Way to go!
Hard work and consistency pays off in the final product. You deserve it! And a lesson in overcoming fear/apprehension to boot!

Lorrie Drennan said...

They like you, they really, really like you! (and we do, too!)

(Apologies to Sally Field)

Holy@#$% I can just hear your reaction when you found out!

Way to go girl!

Takeyce said...

Wow! Congrats Karin! This is so well deserved!

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW...
Impressive painting and very impressive article!! Should SHOULD be proud...
I love the subject matter as well as the loose lovely, style!!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Many congratulations Karin !

Carol H. said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

kaycrain said...

SWEET!!!!!

Barbara Pask said...

Wonderful Karin. It must feel so great to be at this point in your career. You are living the dream and you deserve to be.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I ran out and bought the magazine. :-)
Great!

laine lea said...

Karin...what a wonderful accomplishment ~ congratulations!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Karin, you're awesome and you deserve the praise for your work ethic and as one person said keeping us "engaged."
You Rock

I Want To Be An Artist said...

Congratulations! Excellent!

Edward Burton said...

Wow, Karin, what WONDERFUL news! Congratulations!!

mongoose1 said...

Hi Karin!
I recognized your work/style when I saw it!
Congrats on your selection!

Cindy