Happy Friday Everyone (or Saturday for those of you who’ve climbed over the International Date Line)!
Today’s post is going to be a bit short because I’m heading off to the fair. No, I haven’t suddenly taken up hog farming (much to my husband’s disappointment) and I haven’t joined up with the carnies. Instead, I’m entering a few pieces of art in the Clackamas County Fair in the hopes of snagging a blue ribbon (and maybe a tiny spot of cash).
Sure, it’s not the same as trying my hand at getting into a gallery or applying for some huge art grant, but putting up some of my art at the county fair is also less daunting (and less work) than either of those two. It will also be the first time I’ve ever “shown” any of my work publicly, so it’s a good test of my resolve to actually go through with it, as well as being good experience for getting stuff into frames and dealing with an art submission process. Plus, there’s that potential blue ribbon and tiny spot of cash.
So, in a couple hours, I’ll be heading off down the highway to the county fairgrounds (did someone just yell Yeehaw?) and dropping off a pile of my work. I do tend toward the pessimistic side of the spectrum and I’m just hoping they don’t lose it, it doesn’t get stolen, or the fair’s art gallery doesn’t burn down. Okay pessimistic mixed with paranoid.
Anyway, keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!
Oh, and if anyone out there is planning on going to the Clackamas County Fair, remember to put in your vote for one of my entries!
Update 5 September 2015
To read all about the fates of my prize hogs, please check out this post.