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!