Sunday, October 08, 2006

Art Expo Honorable Mention

Letting Go, reduction block print, won Honorable Mention at the Learning & Product Expo: Art! at the Burbank Hilton this weekend. 8-] Not only did I get a ribbon, but I got $100 gift certificate for Dick Blick! Woo-hoo.

I entered 3 pieces and 2 got in -- Letting Go and Paleo-Umi. The two pieces inspired by Will. Letting Go was from a dream, and Paleo-Umi was a commission to illustrate his game character in ancestor form.

I guess it's true when you invest emotion in a work it comes through. These are two emotional pieces for me.

Now I'll have to tell Will Letting Go is an award-winning print. He has his print hanging by the front door. I think I'll hang ours over the fireplace. 8-]


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ellen... It's a wonderful print, well deserved!!!

Annie B said...

Ellen, that's wonderful. I remember this print well, watching you work on it on your blog. Interesting thought, that the artist's emotional investment comes through. I think you're right. Congratulations!

Ellen Shipley said...

Thanx. I don't know what it is, but there must be something to it. 8-]

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ellen! What an honor! I'm very excited for you. And just think, I have your original ATC prototype card for this magificent work of art in my collection. BRAVO!!!

Ellen Shipley said...

Thank you Danny. 8-] Yes, I know, and it couldn't be in a better collection. 8-D