Wednesday, August 19, 2009


A few weeks ago I submitted a photography piece for consideration in a national juried art show in Estes Park and I promised my friends and family that I would post the entry when I heard whether I was accepted or not. So here it is:

I received the "thanks, but no thanks" email this morning and after indulging in a few moments of disappointment I realized just how far I've come. Entering this show was a HUGE step for me. I've always felt that putting myself out there was just setting myself up for rejection. And even though my piece was rejected, I was able to put it into perspective that it was, indeed, my piece that was rejected, not me. It doesn't take away from the fact that I love this picture. It was taken on our anniversary weekend last September in a small, teeny, tiny mountain town with this small, teeny, tiny junkyard. I'm still going to frame the picture and hang it in my house. This my friends, is growth.


La Dolce Vita said...

I am sooooo proud of you! Let me tell you sometime about all of my rejections!!! I vowed with each one that I would show them!! it really cinches up the desire! I am so glad you did it, and your piece is awesome! looking forward to your B-day art date! guess I better tell Dee that she is driving!!!!xo

Kathleen Sigg said...

Thanks, Caterina! I'm glad I did it too, because it showed me I'm made of stronger stuff! said...

i can't begin to tell you how proud i am of you. please keep this up Kathleen your art is beautiful and the world should see it!! P.S. i'm happy to drive!