I went to the Kentucky State Fair yesterday for opening day. I don't really do well in crowds but I do manage to stay all day at the fair. My SIL and I always go together on opening day. When I start to panic she knows I need to get out of the building to a quiet place for a little while and doesn't mind this. She's my support during a panic attack.
I only took a couple of photos. I thought this was a very interesting recycled item art.
Here are the details about the piece.
And more details.
One art piece I finally found, that I'm very proud of, is this bird. It was done by my mother who is in a nursing home. I was going to call her to tell her about getting a second place ribbon but decided to let her get surprised when she sees it. The nursing home is taking a few residents to the fair next week for a field trip. I can hardly wait until she calls me about her ribbon.
I really didn't expect to get any ribbons on my quilts and I was surprised to get two third place. I didn't expect ribbons because my "heart" wasn't in the quilts. What do I mean? Well, you know how some people running a race will start off very energetic but as the race goes on they loose steam and slow down? That's the way I was with my quilt entries. For example, the photo of Ladybug I was working on as an entry didn't work out. I switched at the last minute to a two color instead of a 6 color one. I had very little time to finish my entry.
All is not lost though. I've got a good head start on finishing it for next year's fair. If I enter again. I'm not sure right now that I want to enter a quilt any more? I've lost my energy (steam) for running the race. It's enough for me to just create..... for me. I'm kind of like a person that runs just for the fun of running instead of running in marathons.
These days, I create because I have a desire to create and have fun with the process. Creating for the purpose of winning something has a whole different feeling to it. I call it "creative stress" because there is always stress when entering contests. Idea stress, deadline stress, and disapointment stress. Know what I mean?