Monday 17 August 2015

You've got to be in it to win it!

On Saturday I entered the village show in Langcliffe (a gorgeous village right outside Settle, where I live). It was wonderful to see all the art, crafts, baking and produce that had been entered to be judged! I was particularly enamoured with a couple of felted wall hangings as well as another mixed media piece that was in the same class as one of my pieces.  

Anyway, before I get on to bragging about my wins!... I'd like to share with you this speedy sketch and watercolour painting of a Pheasant that I did yesterday. It is certainly no masterpiece, I just love playing around with watercolours!

This pheasant was drawn from a Paint My Photo reference photo by Gary Jones

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So, at the Langcliffe Village Show I won three 1st places and one 3rd place out of the 6 pieces I entered. There were some fabulous entries so I feel very proud! This is also the first time I've got out there and taken part in a local show and I very much enjoyed it!

Photo above, Left to Right: The Certificates & Rosettes relate to the following classes and pieces:

1st Place, Papercrafts
1st Place, Other Handicrafts
1st Place, Art Piece: Other Improvised Mediums
3rd Place, Art Piece: Other Improvised Mediums
The trophies relate to the overall group winners in the Art and Handicrafts categories.


So, I guess all I have left to say is: if you are shy like I am, don't be afraid to get out there into your local community and take part in events like this! It is certainly worth it!



  1. Hi Sam well done on your wins they were well deserved. I pheasant painting is fab too. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow, your works are just stunning (but I knew that because I have been checking out your blog!!). Huge congrats to you. The wood working is great, that's a hobby that my hubby enjoys.

  3. Congratulations on your wins! So well deserved.
    Linda xxx


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