Award winning, but maybe not the kind of award you might think.
Last August was the first time I put my photography on display.
I was very excited about doing it, but I did not really know
what to expect. I have received many kind words and great
stories (especially stories about humming birds,) but one of the
highest complements yet was on Sunday at the
Santa Barbara Arts and
This rose was framed and sitting on an easel near the sidewalk.
A young girl, about 10 or so, walked by talking to someone
I assume was her mom. Neither of them were really paying much
attention to the show. But, she stopped in mid sentence and said
"WOW! Look at that Rose!."
Now that is the kind of complement I like. There are
many artists out there trying to impress people (especially
people with money)
with their "deep interpretation" of things. And, that's not to say
none of them have great work. But, as far as I am concerned,
the complements of children (and animals) are among
the highest you can receive!