Tuesday, April 12, 2011


This year I feel my artwork is starting to get recognized...I only wish I had practiced as hard on my artwork in my younger years as I do now. I'd usually stick to drawing in my school art classes and private classes. I wouldn't really practice at home on my own. Now I practice at least 3 times a week, either working on artwork for my private collection, working on commissions, or working on show pieces.

Going back to show pieces...I've received numerous recognition in online juried shows. From "Peaceful Slumber" winning Best in Show at Little Strokes Gallery and being accepted in to the Twelfth Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show and Sale. I have received Special Recognition in the Light Space and Time online juried Animal show. And one of the best is having my wildlife artwork for sale at the Federation for Conservation Online Store. All of this has been a strong "pat on the back". I must be doing something right!

I'm excited for the next few months, which, will involve...submitting for more online juried shows, participating in three animal adoption events with a vendor booth, maybe trying out for the Society of Animal Artists again...that's a big "if" as I only have a few new pieces of work I would consider and the due date is the end of April. I may wait for the September submission.

I'm sure I'm forgetting things but I will keep my blog updated for those that read it ;) If you have read my rambles this far you can be rewarded with a new WIP for the Serval Twins.


Serendip Designs said...

OMG, Jessica!!! Your work is incredible! I stopped by from the ArtFire Social Media bootcamp and am just blown away. I'll be checking out your Artfire studio as well. Such amazing pieces!

Jess said...

Aw thank you! Your kind words mean a lot! I looked at your blog and artfire store and I love your jewelry. Its simple but seems also whimsical. I'm loving the fox ears & will defiantly have to consider them! I'll be following your blog/facebook!