Monday, April 28, 2008

I did it!

Avon Boat
Neocolor II and colored pencil on pastel board
12 x 6 inches
©2007 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky


I wasn't planning on putting up another post today but because I received a bit of news in the mail this afternoon I couldn't wait to share. You may recall that one of my art goals for 2008 was to enter six exhibitions. Just enter. I had absolutely no expectations of actually being accepted, I just wanted to begin the process this year. And today I found out that this piece, Avon Boat, has been accepted into the Associated Artists of Southport 28th July National Exhibition. I'd better do some framing now!

But first I must get this house cleaned up. We have family coming to town to see Kiddo dance in two big dance performances this weekend. She will be a swan, in Swan Lake of course, for one of the shows. Seeing her dance on stage always makes me want to cry. Do moms ever grow out of that?

31 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

SCquiltaddict said...

WOOOHOOO congratulations...amazing boat and that water...well truly amazing water

PamYla said...

A big Congratulations to you!! I thought this was a photo. Better grab your tissue and enjoy the swan dance

Margaret Ann said...

Congrats! Enjoy your tears...they are of joy! :)

Anita Davies said...

Congratulations...Fabulous news!
I hope you'll manage some sketches of your Daughter in her Swan Lake atire.

Christie said...

That's great news -- and a lovely boat!

Sharon said...

What wonderful painting and great news. Congratulations. (And no, I haven't gotten over that crying stage regarding watching kids perform - I've just transferred it to my granddaughter...now I get teary when she sings her sweet little songs for me)

Rita said...

Congrats Ann! I can see why that piece got in, it's very well done and the composition is excellent.
Way to go!

Alan said...

congratulations. enjoy the experience.

hbedrosian said...

Congratulations, Ann!

I love the perspective and the colors in this piece. I can see why it was selected!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Congratulations. I can see why your beautiful drawing was selected.

Rose Welty said...

Well done Ann! So happy for you.

Sandy said...

BIGGGGG Congratulations, Sooooo Fabulous!!! and that painting is Fabulous!!! And NO you will never outgrow crying with pride!! Have a fun weekend and celebrate!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Congrats!!! Yay!!
It's a beautiful piece. :)

laureline said...

Congratulations, Ann! This is a beautiful drawing!

Jennifer Rose said...

Congrats!!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Congratulations! The painting is wonderful.

Frankye said...

Many Congratulations on your good fortune! The Avon Boat is beautiful and deserves to be in a show. I want to respond to your comment about watching your daughter dance. My grandson is in ballet and I have cried at every performance since he was 8 or 9 years old. Now that he is 15 years old, I can't keep up with all his shows, but I can count on a thrill each time I see him perform.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Congratulations Ann that is FANTASTIC!

seesue said...

Love the boat. Love that you've been accepted, believe that they've chosen well. Agree that watching our babies will always touch our hearts. I was a blubbering fool when my two DD's danced an intricate duet, jazz-ballet.

Genxster said...

WOW! CONGRATS! That's great news Ann. I am so pleased for you! I love how you did the water. It's such a cool painting.

I just tagged you. I know you're busy, so don't feel obligated.

Stacey-Ann said...

Congratulations! This is a perfect example of the good things that can happen when we put ourselves out there.

Mary Rogers said...

Congratulations! I'm not surprised, your work is always beautiful!

Terri said...

Congratulations! This definitely deserved to be picked. You did a great job on it. I bet your work will be picked for even more exhibitions in the future now. I don't think moms ever stop crying over their kids. Hopefully they are mostly happy tears though. I hope the shows go well for her.

p.s Sophie is our new dogs name

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Dee said...

Hot digidy dog!!! Fantastic! Super nice colored pencil work. You go girl!!

Cindy said...

Congratulations Ann! Acceptances are always more fun than rejections!

Ann said...

Wow! I am overwhelmed with all the kind comments! Thanks everyone:)

E-J said...

Belated congratulations! That water is superb.

Alison said...

Oh, congratulations - it's a lovely piece

Sherry said...

Let me add my congratulations. Your painting is beautiful, and I'm pleased to see an entry in colored pencil/

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