It's All About Participation

Hi there art lovers, hope you are enjoying yourselves lately I know I have been.

In my last post I showed you my latest graphite drawing and my discovery of new coloured Graphitint pencils by Derwent.  I was so excited with the results of my 'Converse with Me' drawing that I was searching around the Derwent website to find out what else I might do with these pencils.  Lo and behold I found a drawing competition that they sponsored and encouraged people to submit their drawings with a little info.  As it was the last day to submit my drawing I hurriedly filled in everything I needed and sent my little drawing away.

Two days later I sat drinking coffee checking my e-mail (pretty much my early morning routine) I found an e-mail from Derwent that said I had won their competition.  Being the skeptic I am I thought it was junk mail but proceeded to open it and read and re-read...I had won...I was so excited!  It's sure a nice way to start your day.

So I guess what I'm trying to convey is that as artists we shouldn't be afraid of rejection or criticism, it goes with the territory, you just never know what may can't win if you don't play right.  Take some chances, you have nothing to loose and everything to gain and you meet the nicest people along the way...I sure have.

Talk to ya soon...Sheila


  1. Congratulations! YOu are such an inspiration to me!

  2. Congrats!! Beautiful drawing! Hope March is treating you well, happy spring! ~Theresa

  3. Congrats! How exciting. You must be so happy! Have a good day!

  4. Congratulations!! What a great way to start the day!

  5. Congratulations Sheila! So true... here's to taking more chances on your work -- it's amazing stuff! Michelle


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