Friday, October 16, 2009

THE GOOD NEWS JUST KEPT ON COMING!



Today was an amazing day! I was able to preview the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show after a meeting of the participants. The show opens tomorrow and has some very spectacular paintings in it. The level of creativity and talent goes up each year. It is in the Rose Shenson Gallery on the grounds of the Triton Museum in Santa Clara. It's worth the effort to come by and see this show.

When I returned home from the meeting I found my two cartons had arrived from Minneapolis, safe and sound. I was very relieved! I had shipped quite a few paintings and lots of art supplies. I am always a little anxious until I have them securely back home.

Then I discovered a message on my answering machine telling me my painting "Put Up Your Dukes" which was in the Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society Watermedia Exhibition in Golden, CO. had SOLD! This is the most anyone has ever paid for one of my paintings. I feel very honored that someone would part with that much money to have one of my pieces. Everyone is always so complimentary about my work but I am always surprised when one actually sells. So, Wow, that was a an exciting turn of events.

Next, I received a call from SCVWS with the news I had won an award. The reception and awards ceremony isn't until Sunday, October 25th. I will have to be in suspense until then.

Tomorrow I will be doing a demo for the Society of Western Artists (SWA). They have a great new location in Redwood City on Broadway. The meeting starts at 1 PM and I will probably start about 1:30. The meeting is open to the public, so if you have the time, come on down.

16 comments:

thingy said...

Congrats!
I can see why it sold. It's awesome.

Suzy Pal said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! GOOD FOR YOU!
I can see why it would sell!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Congratulations on the sale and the award Myrna. Most deserving and you work hard for it!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, wow! A very good day indeed! Congratulations!

Mike said...

Being such an excellent and famous artist you are surprised you sold something and got an award? Sheesh! In my opinion, you shoulda been doing all this years ago!

CONGRATS!

Cynthia said...

No wonder Dukes sold...it is great!

Maggie said...

Yaay Myrna! Now get over your surprise that your paintings will sell for what they are worth.
Congratulations on the sale and the award.
Love and blessings, Maggie

Mel Rabkin said...

Congratulations Myrna - You go from strength to strength!

Christiane Kingsley said...

A great day indeed. Your sale and award are very well deserved. Your work is great!

Dan Kent said...

No surprise to me! Congratulations on all of your good news (well-deserved).

Ruth Armitage said...

Congratulations Myrna,
A sale is always a palpable connection with the buyer... a compliment you can really believe. And way to go with the award!

Nava said...

Very cool - congratulations!!!

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations on the sale, on your stuff returning safely home and on your award!! Myrna, if anyone deserves to have big sales and awards, it is you - you are so creative in every single aspect of your artwork and world and you are so giving with your time and talent and knowledge to those of us who just watch you work and go, WOW!" And on that note, I have passed on the Kreativ Blogger award to you, lady, because if there is anyone in the blogging world who defines creative, it is you! (Check out my blog for this weekend to see the "rules," and who else gets one.)

lifeartist said...

Congratulations on all your good news!

Kathy McChesney said...

Just catching up on your wonderful blog & so happy to read all your good news. No one deserves it more. You are a "force of nature." It is a real joy to see you reap the rewards of all that you put into making & sharing art. Congratulations on your much deserved success.

meera said...

Congratulations!!! its awesome and your awards and sales are much deserved as everyone has pointed out already :)

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