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Some social situations require a mask...

6"x8" acrylic on canvas
Woman Bowed Under A Heavy But Unseen Burden
This is likely the most personal piece I've done. We all have burdens, you know? And many of them are the kind that cannot be seen -- cannot be talked about, sometimes. So deal kindly with your fellow human beings; you can't tell what burdens they're carrying.

Acrylic on canvas; 18"x24"
May 2016 Post Card: Magic Breath
In this post card I played with color and glow dodge... and ink! I liked how the drawing turned out, and I really enjoyed creating it!

Drawn and colored in Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint.

This weekend we traveled down to Springville so I could pick up my pieces that were rejected from the Springville Museum of Art's Spring Salon. I've had pieces in the last two shows, and it was an incredible experience! This year... Well.

The pieces I submitted this year were completed last year; I had other, better pieces to submit last year, and I did. And both made it in – and one even sold. This year, I had nothing new, really... because I had to stop producing for six months while I recovered my health. My submissions had to be selected from my stock of completed work.

I'm pragmatic about not making it into shows. Jurors have different taste, after all. This show, though... it's probably the most prestigious show in Utah. The top professionals of the state submit. When I was accepted I was astonished. Like, over the moon!

At the museum, I checked in at the front desk. They had to send someone down to bring my pieces up from their storage area, so I had a chance to look around. This year's show is utterly incredible. Seriously. Every piece I saw was stunning. When I finally picked my pieces up from the front desk, the receptionist and the picker both told me they loved my work. They said that based on the work they've been bringing up for pick-up, they could have put together a whole nother awesome show from this year's rejects. And I accept that.

Looking at this year's show brought back a wash of the imposter syndrome I felt during the past two years (the first year, especially): that someone was going to see my work for the fraud it was.

But no... I'm no fraud; I'm working hard, and I'm learning. The last two years were just a beginning. And I'll have a chance to submit again. I look forward to it, in fact.

In the meantime, I’ll roll up my sleeves, and get set to move these pieces back out the door. There’s an Art Walk in my neighborhood tomorrow. :D


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Jennifer B
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Utah, USA
Favourite genre of music: Eclectic
Personal Quote: "SPOOON!!!"



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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
:iconllamajumpplz: thanks for the llama :)
puffbird Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome important part of life 
Nushaa Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. It really does means the world to me. :hug:
puffbird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
D'awww, you're welcome! :D
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Happy Birthday!

puffbird Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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puffbird Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
DreamingofDarkhorses Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!Llama jump Llama jump 
puffbird Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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