A few weeks ago, I won the regional Iowa Artists competition. It was pretty great to receive recognition and win an adorable, tiny, blue ribbon. After the regional show, I was invited to hang the blue ribbon winner in the Iowa Artists State wide competition (in Decorah, Iowa). There were about 100 pieces and I won this BIG ASS BLUE RIBBON! And 50 bucks...(I just realized I have no idea where that check is).
I've never seen a ribbon so huge. I'm happy that the people of Iowa responded well to my work and rewarded me with this BIG BLUE RIBBON. My hand looks a little gnarled and creepy but that's ok. At least it can hold a paint brush.