Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Growth

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.


3 comments:

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!

deannawelch19@gmail.com 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!