Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hey Look At This!

I received an e-mail from the Texas Arts and Craft Fair the other day with a PDF of their newsletter for the upcoming show in May which I am participating in. I quickly scanned it, looked at the logo for this year's show and subconsciously recognized a pastel that I did but it took a few seconds for it to register!

If you look closely, near the center of the star, that little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a commission I did a couple of years ago! I didn't know that I had a piece they were going to use in their logo - how cool is that?!

If you remember reading my post a couple of days ago on taking good photographs that can be used as a reference photo - this is not an example of good photos. They were taken with a flash, looking down at the dog making her foreshortened and just poor quality photos.Here is the finished pastel. The client was thrilled with it and I was pleased with the way it turned out considering the references I had to work with.
Needless to say I am very excited to see one of my pastels used in the logo this year for TACF.
To read the entire newsletter and read more about the event and the artists that were chosen to exhibit here is a link It was a great show for me last year despite the flooding conditions! I have high hopes this year for an even better show and beautiful weather - but in Texas you never know!


Marsha Robinett said...

Congratulations,great recognition and well deserved! Best of luck at your exhibition.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Marsha! That show was a lot of hard work but a lot of fun too. The organizers really treat the artists well and it is a beautiful location. I'm still madly dashing about getting ready for my show this next weekend in Lockhart - you know all those last minute details.