Monday, May 07, 2007

3rd place in photography

one of my resolutions this year was to enter "something" into a contest each month. well, i haven't kept up to that resolution, but i have entered about 1/2 of the time. i'll have to work double-time this summer on creating and submitting things to get caught up on that goal! i don't think buying lottery tickets counts!

i had my colored pencil piece accepted into the orchids and hydrangeas show at powell gardens, curated by cynthia padilla -- and that was a first! before that experience, though, i had submitted 4 photographs to the crowder college quill contest for the arts & literary magazine that the college puts out, mostly in full color -- it's a beautiful collection of art, photography, and literature.

i submitted my pieces and then waited anxiously to hear who the winners were and when the ceremony would be. i was honestly just pretty sure i had submitted a winner, but i wasn't sure which one of the pictures it would be . . . . so i waited very impatiently for the news. the pictures were mailed in by february 1, but i didn't receive news of winning until about april 15-ish. at that point, i only knew i had a winner, but i didn't know what i had won or which picture(s) had won . . . . so i just had to wait until the ceremony on may 6 for that news.

well, may 6 finally arrived and we went to the ceremony at 3 p.m. to pick up our entries and find out the results. i had won 3rd place for this pictures, called "jerry's bins at sunrise".
last school year, jerry and i rode to work a couple mornings a week. it meant we both had to leave a little earlier than normal, but we had 45 minutes together in the morning and evening that we didn't normally have.
one of the things we most enjoyed was watching for beautiful sunrises and great scenery places. this place happened to be jerry's favorite place to see the sunrise on our trip to work. one day when i was driving on my own, i just pulled over and snapped some pictures there when i saw an awesome sunrise -- just so he would always have that view that he loved.
that picture has been his screensaver ever since, so i know that he likes it. since this is the first photography contest i've ever entered, i was thrilled to have a winner! of course, i was hoping for "gold" and the "center spread" -- but there's always next year! i'll be looking and working for that winning piece all year!


Blogger Debi said...

Congratulations!!!! What an honor!

Mon May 07, 08:59:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Karen said...

Hearty congratulations to you for entering AND winning! Keep up the great work - it's a beautiful photo


Mon May 07, 11:08:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

Congratulations Jill...absolutely wonderful and what inspiration to keep going!! Your photo is truly a winner.
Well done

Mon May 07, 03:09:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Lindart said...

Congratulations! The photo is a beauty!

Mon May 07, 04:30:00 PM CDT  
Blogger SCquiltaddict said...

Very cool congrats!

Mon May 07, 06:00:00 PM CDT  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Jill, what great news! This photo is so beautiful and elegant in it's simplicity - it definitely deserved a win.

Tue May 08, 02:05:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Felicity said...

COngratulations Jill! It's a beautiful photo, well deserved!

Tue May 08, 02:16:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Christeen said...

Congratulations!! I'm SO pleased for you. It's a gorgeous photo.

Tue May 08, 09:19:00 AM CDT  
Blogger aPugsLife-laserone said...

Holy cow, congrats!!!!! What a great honor! You rock! :) Haven't seen you on chat in a while, hope all is well! ~Lauren :)

Tue May 08, 02:54:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Lynn said...

Excellent, Jill! You should be proud of yourself. Well-deserved.

Tue May 08, 03:43:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I found your colored pencil entry in a March entry - my, that is beautiful! I love the delicate blue petals and the delicacy of the bee's wings!

Wed May 09, 11:11:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Nancy said...

Congratulations - love the photo! Appreciated your post about the Kansas tornado and the snakes (we used to live in Leavenworth) Stay safe.

Wed May 09, 03:33:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Linda said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful photograph -- you deserve the honor!

Thu May 10, 05:49:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Anita said...


Fri May 11, 03:55:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulation!!!!!!!!Mrs Wonderful I think you should got gold......but who am i..Mr. Wonderful

Fri May 11, 09:29:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Serena said...

Beautiful photo and well deserved. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Sat May 12, 04:32:00 PM CDT  

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