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October 26, 2009

The Mommy Glove wins!

From The Mommy Glove-- Finished June 2008 -- prize winner October 2009!!

The Mommy Glove won the Lelaroy Williams prize in the Arts International show, sponsored by the El Paso Art Association, in October 2009.  And it came with real money! Imagine! Yes, that's me with an artistically draped double splint covering my broken wrist. 

Here's a closeup of the case with the mirror back.

I've blogged about this before. Items had to be for sale to be included in the show, so I decided to put a price of $16000 on the glove, so that it wouldn't sell.  I definitely want to keep it!   Click on the picasa album address to see pics of the glove in progress.

March 23, 2009

Tried but didn't make it...

From Mommy Glove Pics for submission
So what do they say? Collect your rejection slips because they make you stronger? Well, that's what I'm starting to do!

I submitted the Mommy Glove to Interweave's Beadwork VI: The Beaded Book and I was asked to send it in, but it didn't make the final cut. I blogged about it earlier last year. I'm thinking that it didn't meet the "show your love for books" theme they were wanting. In reality, it shows my love for my kids -- insert big grin. I see that now. Ah, hindsight! don't you love it? I'm hoping it arrives home soon, safe and sound.

And, if I can figure out a way to display it attached to something heavy and bulky, I may just submit it to our International Arts show in town, and put a hefty price tag on it (since pieces entered have to be for sale). Pieces aren't guaranteed to be secure, and I don't want somebody to stick it in their pocket and wander off with it. Any suggestions??