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Rejection & Acceptance

June 7, 2013

It feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Who would think receiving a rejection could do that?! With everything stacking up in life, I think receiving the rejection was the best thing ever. So, what was the rejection for? The 2013 Rural Arts Project.

I’ve already moved on, plotting out ideas of potential merchandise for the Philomath Open Studio Tour. It’s possible that a few meager pennies might actually be made from the two weekends. Possibly… ya never know! Not everyone will want a dog print or ceramic sea squirt… or even screen printed lamps… drypoint prints of bones, skulls and shells….  abstract squares… charcoal drawings anyone? We shall see what really comes about with the crazy ideas running through my head. I’m just happy to have this great opportunity.

Thursday I learned of another bundle of good news. Our printmaking group receiving acceptance into the Rocky Mountain Print Symposium in Salt Lake City later in 2013. The group includes all the participants from the Boise workshop last month along with fellow artists from the print studio in  Swansea, Wales UK. We will be submitting a portfolio for display during the event, touching on the subject of Public Gestures in monotypes. More info to be filled in later.

Below is the final of the 4 abstract squares and a shot of them together. My neighbor, a solid representative for the “general population test market” has already given her thumbs up for the abstracts. They have some similar qualities and colors to work already hanging in her home. Maybe there is a market for these…



4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2013 1:06 am

    These pieces are gorgeous, like the richness of stained glass windows.

    • paperstew permalink*
      June 10, 2013 9:00 am

      Thanks. It is the start of an interesting journey with a color palate I don’t normally use. Plus those whipper-snappers in Idaho were producing the most beautiful abstracts. I just had to give it a go! 🙂

      • June 10, 2013 2:57 pm

        I know – they put us oldtimers to shame! They’re keeping us on our toes 🙂

      • paperstew permalink*
        June 10, 2013 7:24 pm


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