Saturday, May 16, 2009

Second Place Ribbon ~ Warm Glass Category

I had a wonderful surprise last night as Dan & I entered Co-Art Gallery to look at all the beautiful glass art displayed as part of the Glass Artist Fellowship, Glass at the Gardens.

My Solar Flares pendant and earring set, won second place in the warm glass category. From that point on I don't think my feet touched the floor for the rest of the evening.

Now I have been fortunate enough to win awards for my work in other shows, BUT this is the first time I've won an award at an all glass art show! And there are such gifted glass artists that display their work, so I am humbled and honored to have one of my pieces selected for a ribbon.

I managed to take a few shots of other pieces, and forgot to photograph the other side of the gallery. So I will share the few I managed to take. Of course, Dan took the photo of me beaming with Solar Flares.

They have three glass categories for this show:
* Hot, which is flame/torch work.
* Cold, which is stained glass panels
* Warm, which is the kiln work.

The piece that came in first in the warm category was absolutely also took best in show. I couldn't get a picture of it because it was in the front window and the sun was making it impossible. There were some gorgeous things in both front windows and it was just the wrong time of day for photo ops.

I guess I'm going to have to get off of cloud nine and get back to the real world today.


Sue Furrow said...

Congrats!!! Isn't it a great feeling? Thinking to yourself, My WORK is good enough to win awards!! And your work is truly lovely. Very happy for you - Now get back to work!! Sue

Anonymous said...

How FUN! Congratulations!! Stay on Cloud Nine for as long as you can, it's a great place to be & you deserve to be there!

Tracey Clarke said...

Congratulations, Kathleen! Your dedication and hard work is coming to other's attention!
Wow! So much beautiful work.....

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Congratulations, Kathleen!
Awards are such nice affirmation that others appreciate the beauty of your work. Enjoy the limelight; it's well deserved!

Karen said...

Yeah but take your cloud nine feeling into the studio with you! I knew it! Those pieces were just amazing. I'm so happy for you.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Congratulations on your award, Kathleen! You certainly deserve it. Your pieces are exquisite.

Sheila said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So deserved.

Now go out and celebrate!

K S Jewellery Designs said...

Wow, congratulations to you, you deserve to feel proud of yourself. Keep up the good work.
Kristin :)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Sue! Yes you are right and I plan on getting back to work first thing tomorrow.

Hi Linda! Thanks. Cloud Nine has been fun. :)

Hey Tracey, Thanks...yes there's some gorgeous work there...and I didn't even get all of it photographed.

Hi Sandy. Thank you...yes awards are great affirmations.

Thanks Karen, you have been such a big help with your positive comments and support...I value your friendship.

Hi Janelle, you are so sweet, thank you for your kind comments.

Thanks Shelia...we did a little celebrating last night, it was fun.

Thank you Kristin...I will do my best to continue to improve too.

All of you are such great talents and friends. Thanks.

Shay Stone said...

YAY!! Way to go Kathleen! I'm so happy for you:) I fully agree with everyone else that you are most deserving of your win and that you should definitely keep some of that cloud nine with you at all times!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey thanks Shay. It's great to celebrate with friends too. I'll keep that cloud 9 feeling, as you suggested. :)

-Don said...

Congratulations!!! Very, well deserved...Their's not much I can add that hasn't been said already except keep up the great work. -Don

Sparklyscotty said...

Congratulations! I really admire anyone who works with glass. It seems like such a difficult medium to master, and your work is beautiful.

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Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey Don, thanks for your comments too. I really appreciate it.

Welcome Angela, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. And thank you too for your kind words about my work.

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Kathleen! Very beautiful work.