Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You Are Invited To Join Me In A Happy Dance (and You Won't Worry My Neighbors)

Some really great news came in the mail over the weekend, and I've been bursting to share it with you.


This piece, named "Aphrodite, Born of the Sea," was accepted to be part of a juried exhibition called "About Face" at the Kentucky Artisans Center in Berea, Kentucky (ok, that was a little obvious - as though the Kentucky Artisans Center would be in Tennessee or Arizona).

When I opened the envelope, there was a happy dance outbreak on my front porch.  Yes, once again, I worried the neighbors.  Bless their hearts, I'm really sorry they live so close to a crazy woman.

Y'all watched this piece grow from its status as a UFO hidden at the back of my beading table, and you encouraged me to finish it.  So thanks for keeping me honest on getting it done.

And thanks for letting me happy dance with you!

10 comments:

Shirley said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! Yes, I am doing the happy dance! What a great accomplishment! So thrilled for you, and such a beautiful piece!

Skye said...

Awesome! Totally worth an embarrassing public happy dance ;) I bet if you'd told your neighbors what was up, they might have joined you .. or at least taken their finger off the speed dial for the looney bin ;)

TheCheekyKea said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome, and what a beautiful piece to have on display too.

Saturday Sequins said...

Oh, wow. That piece is incredible! I'm so glad you finished it. :)

Congrats on getting it accepted!

KJ said...

Congratulations. That is quite an accomplishment. It is also a beautiful piece. I am sure that the visitors to the gallery will all oh and ah when they stop to view it.

I hope you have good shoes, you deserve a long happy dance.

Christine Altmiller said...

Congrats on the great news! Happy dance all you want...gives the neighbors a smile, even if you don't see it :-) It seems appropriate that a piece that gave you some frustration should bring you great accolades. And it is a truly beautiful and involved work of art.

Kristen said...

Oh so happy for you!

Therese's Treasures said...

Bobbie,
Congratulations! Happy dance and a WOOT WOOT! The necklace is gorgeous!
Therese

BackstoryBeads said...

I am so, so, excited for you! What a beautiful piece and a milestone accomplishment!

Karen Williams said...

Yeah! Happy Dancers are us! Your neighbors are probably envious of your dance style! :)

Definite congratulations Bobbie and I love your piece! It might have had a difficult adolescence, but it's definitely all grown up and gorgeous now!