September 7, 2011

Oh well...

A Moment's Thought, David Hayes, 2011

The long awaited finalist list for the Cloth, Paper, Scissors Artisan 2012 competition was published this morning...and I wasn't on it! Nuts!!  While I trying to be philosophical  about all of this...I'm still feeling a little down in the dumps. There will be next year's competition and I've already decided the pieces I just finished are stronger than the ones I submitted...so it just follows that anything I create from here on has to be even better! Right!!!

In any case, my hearty congratulations to those who did make the list. From those pieces I have seen, I know I was "beat out" by the best! If you'd like to see the finalist list, click here.

Right now, I'm going through my "stashes" to see what I have in the way of emporium...and finding lots of treasures!!! And I have a "Vintage Gentleman" project to start...and...and...and...so I really don't have time to feel sorry for myself, do I!!

6 comments:

amyd said...

good plan...dive into the next project! always good to look ahead instead of back!

Bill said...

Well, it's certainly very cool to look at even if it wasn't a finalist entry. How could you go wrong with that standout red against the denim blue? Besides, those finalists are usually a bunch of stuffy artists who think they're all that. You know, those Seth Apter kind of guys. (That is strictly a joke. Thank goodness Seth doesn't know where I live!)

Aubrey Studebaker said...

Stay with it Dave. I think your collage work is so thought provoking!

I know exactly what you mean though when you say you aim to be philosophical about it but sometimes it gets to you. Remember: you are doing this first and foremost because you love it.

jen said...

hey...at least you're working on stuff!! there's always next year and i think your stuff is really great (not that that counts for much since i'm not judging!) :)

Dave said...

Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement! And you're so right Aubrey...I doing this 'cause I want to do..and need to!

Dayna said...

I understand the disappointment in not being chosen, but your gracious approach toward the winners is wonderful AND your art is amazing.