Monday, September 14, 2009

MOCHA ROCKS & AWARDS CEREMONY






Yesterday was lots of fun; I attended the awards ceremony for the Unconditional Love 1st Annual Juried Pet Portrait Competition in Irving, Tx. I had a great time visiting with Nancy Medina, (I'll spare you the photos Jay took of Nancy & I having a deep conversation about all things art. Nancy, you can thank me later), but how I loved sharing ideas with this very wise painter of all things great and lover of all pugs! Judy Mackey won an Award of Excellence for one of her paintings (sorry did not get a shot of her painting, but did photograph Nancy accepting Judy's award). I've also included a picture of Nancy and her beautiful painting, Winnifred WigglePants. My painting Mocha Rocks placed 1st in the Works on Canvas category, a very big surprise!

Thank you all for visiting. Nancy & I met through this thing called an art blog and I sincerely hope I get to meet more of you. Take care.

16 comments:

Nartizt said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

L.Holm said...

Congratulation, Angela, on your 1st place! yea!!!
Sounds like a superb evening all around. Great to see you all together. :-)

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Congratuations Angela. You are magificent and you are the famous Artist who also painted my portrait, which we love.
You are a shinning star and we are so proud of you.
tweedles

Ann Rogers said...

What a well deserved award for a beautiful pet portrait. Know you and Nancy had lots to talk about.

Rosemary said...

Wow, Angela! Love your painting! Congratulations on the well deserved award! Enjoyed seeing the reception photos...thanks for sharing!

sam said...

Well done Angela, its a lovely painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

Isn't it fun when we can meet our internet friends? I've met a few and count it among my joys. Congratulations to you for your win with Mocha Rocks. It IS a gorgeous painting!

Judy Mackey said...

Congratulations Angela!! Bravo! Bravo!! I'm sorry I missed the award ceremony -and a chance to visit.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

1st place,WOW... congratulations, Angela...you and Mocha deserve it!
And how fun that you got to meet a fellow blogger too, it seems to be happening more and more.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Congratulations! Your pet portraits are wonderful. Well deserved. I found you, your work, and your blog through Nancy Medina. I have 3 basset hounds; love dogs of all kinds.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow...my two favorite artists...love this portrait...
Hopefully I'm back now so I don't miss any of your posts...

Angela Elledge said...

The first time I met Mocha was at an event for an organization called Take Me Home Pet Rescue. Mocha was banished outside, but found a way to stay inside at the same time. There was a Dutch door in the kitchen and Mocha kept her body outside, but hung her head in the open top half of the door. She got frequent pats on top of her head as we walked past her. For those of you old enough to remember, with her soulful eyes she looked just like Mr. Ed, "the talking horse".

Thank you for your kind comments, it was a very nice surprise to be recognized amongst outstanding art and artists. What I have enjoyed even more has been the friendships that have come about from painting.

Judy, I wished you could have been there. I love your paintings of your pugs and hope we can visit one of these days.

Nancy Medina said...

Angela, THANKS for censoring those deep conversation photos of us Jay took. Something tells me they weren't my best angle. ; ) I had such a great time hanging out with the WINNER at this great event. It was packed even though it was raining! I wasn't a bit surprised you won. Mocha sounds like such a great doggy, and you really captured her sweet personality.
xxxooo

dominique eichi said...

HI Angela. I think you need an other award to go with this , come and pick it up.

Stephen Parker said...

Apparently, Angela rocks, too. Congratulations to both you and Mocha. Wonderful work.

Jill Berry said...

Very Cool painting!
Delayed ~applause~ coming from FL~
news takes a while to get here.