Monday, 19 September 2011

19/09: CHEERS!

United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society - 10th International Annual Exhibition, Central Hall, Westminster.

The exhibition officially opened with the Launch Party/Private View yesterday and will now run till October 1st so if you have the opportunity - please visit (and perhaps participate on one the coloured pencil workshops or the Have-A-Go area).   Westminster is a beautiful area of London with lots to see and do.

It has been an exhausting weekend and I have to say a huge thanks to my lovely hubby who 'chauffered' me to London through horrible traffic and generally helped out at the exhibition ending up as one of the barmen at yesterday's (very successful) Launch Party.   There were lots of other partners helping to set up the exhibition too ....  what a long suffering bunch!!

Yesterday morning the Battle of Britain Thanksgiving Service was held in Westminster Abbey.   As we walked past the Abbey en route to neighbouring Central Hall I photographed lots of servicemen and women from British and American forces - there's definitely something rather special about Men in Uniforms!!   I don't actually know what to do with all the pictures - but it seemed like a good idea at the time.   Maybe I'll share a few here once I've sorted them out.  My camera has certainly been working in overdrive this weekend.



Anyway, back to the UK Coloured Pencil Society 10th Int'l Exhibition  ..... I WON an award!!!    my JRT (Please) picture was awarded  'Best Domestic Animal' so am still in shock as the standard was so high this year I'd already mentally selected the winning picture.   But our celebrity judge  Bernard Poulin, Canadian artist and author, chose mine (perhaps he was still jetlagged from his flight to the UK)



I've taken lots of photos of the event but need to sort through them and will post some tomorrow.   Today I have to get cracking on more commissions.   The kitten/cat has been approved and I aim to get the Golden Retriever and one of the others outlined and started today.   Besides the Golden Retriever the two next dogs are both dark coated so I may opt to work on a 'human' commission to keep my studio area a little cleaner for a while :-)

In the meantime ...... here's something 'fun' for Monday morning.    Cheers!!
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14 comments:

Jan/PetsToPosies.com said...

The judge was certainly NOT jet-lagged as your JRT is one of my favorite pieces and very deserving of the award! Congratulations!

Guess you'll have to treat David a bit more specially for all the help he gave you this weekend. A supportive spouse is worth their weight in gold!

Off to watch your video!

hmuxo said...

CONGRATULATIONS...SO well deserved, Sue.. Love this little dog! Your work is absolutely beautiful.

Vic said...

Congrats Sue, and so well deserved.

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Congratulations Sue, who could resist, a beautiful drawing of a super JRT!

sue said...

Well thanks for all the lovely comments - I'm still grinning today as it really was a shock

Grahame Butler said...

Congratulations Sue, and well deserved!!

Softly Drawn said...

Your work is incredible Sue, am in awe :)) - well done!!

Love the video, made me giggle.

Softly Drawn said...

Your work is incredible Sue, am in awe :)) Well done!!

Love the video, a real giggle!

Lene said...

Congratulations :) a very well deserved prize :)

sue said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. I've been rushing around forever it seems but am home and at the drawing board now till Saturday when I go back to help at the Exhibition.

So blogging is/will be a bit sporadic

Jennifer Rose said...

congrats on the win! :D

"JeanneG" said...

I'm so happy for your. Congratulations on the win.

Chrissy said...

It is a lovely piece of work so well deserved. Reading through and it seems as though you have had some good results lately ~ nice one. I am pleased for you, the London exhibition sale was great news too :D

sue said...

Thanks Jennifer and Jean :-)

and Thanks Chrissy - yes last year was horrible (stepson's motorbike accident and 6 months in hospital) and the first half of this year my art was curtailed by my disc/trapped nerve problem ... but things are definitely looking good right now (fingers firmly crossed).