More on this later.
Anyways, the only thing left is to drop my stuff off at the show place so that someone can look at and study it and determine whether or not my stuff is worthy of public exhibition.
This is called a juried show.
No, you can't just submit your stuff and they put it on a pedestal under the bright lights.
Someone, a juror, goes through all the submissions and determines what pieces she/he likes, then your stuff gets put on a pedestal under the bright lights.
Unfortunately, all the folks whose stuff did not get chosen get to pick their stuff up and wonder why it wasn't.
Chosen I mean.
It gets to be a pretty large ego trip.
Fortunately, I got a big enough ego that acceptance or rejection doesn't really bother me that much.
Okay, so these two thingys:
All packed up and ready to go.
How do I feel about them?
Well, it's sort of strange for I look at em and sort of think I could have done better, but I look at em and don't know exactly what I could have done to make them better.
Usually, if I feel not so good about something, I can look at it and know why.
I mean I should have done this or done that, but with this stuff I don't know what I should have, either this or that.
Okay, I could have made the art deco looking thingy bigger, and I may do another bigger one, but for the most part, they are done.
I also don't feel too good about the treads, sort of like they don't match or something, but again, I don't know what else I could have done.
They are what they are.
So how do I feel my chances are to get in the show?
Maybe one of the two should get in, but it's possible that they are too goofy and may not make it.
I mean not everything you enter into these things make it in, I've been rejected many times, and let's face it, I do make crappy stuff.
As an artist, and I use that word loosely, you sort of have to be a bit delusional and think that everything you make is best stuff you ever made, or why bother to show it.
So anyways, off I go to be juried by my peers.
Usually pick up is the next day, but I gotta go back this afternoon and retrieve my rejected work so we'll know by tonight how things went.
When I get home I got some stuff to keep me busy:
That's right pokey plant fans!
I finished up and glazed some cactus pots so I can do me some cactus transplanting.
I need to for some of them are out growing their original homes.
The Cactus Army is growing.