My County Fair Entry
It's not easy posting my fair results -- a hope-dashing third place showing.
The photo has the misfortune of being taken through two panes of glass.
(Instead of being displayed with the other entries, mine was moved to a ground-level shelf in a cabinet 50-feet away. To give the organizers the benefit of the doubt, it could have been moved to safeguard the fragile-looking china.)
In spite of the unfortunate placement, I agree with the judge's ruling. Take a look at the first and second place ribbon-winners.
Bonnet with matching Booties
My entry looked a bit small and plain by comparison. And let's face facts, it could have been disqualified. So I should be relieved to receive a ribbon at all. Right?
Pardon the whining but I'm still disappointed to have come in third. There were only three entries.
I know it's unbecoming to wallow. Much better to be grateful for the wealth of experience and new-found community that I have gained.
(My twin told me that. Thanks, sis!)
I AM thrilled and delighted to call Sw4nkyL4c3r a friend. And I hope to meet the second-place ribbon-winner too.
Meeting my goal of entering tatting into the county fair competition and demonstrating at the fair are both big accomplishments. Plus, my entry "grew" the category. The judging was fair, even generous (considering the "one entry per category" rule). And there is always next year.
More on ceramic paintingFor anyone who still may be scratching his or her head about the "ceramic painting" comments from my last post, here are two photos from that category of the competition.
The teacup did an admirable job of trying to qualify as ceramic painting, didn't it? Can't really blame the volunteers who jumped to that conclusion.
Ah well, live and learn.