Friday, July 8, 2011

HMCraig- Artist of the Month

It's officially official!  I'm Jerry's Artist of the Month!

I don't think I knew it would be a contest when I signed up for it. So, when I received an email about the contest I was now in, I freaked.  I don't like the feelings that competition brings up. Competitive with myself, sure.Competing against other people makes me an anxiety ridden stressball. 

The first vote ended in a tie between me and Rhonda Gibson. The poll closed at 7 am, and when I had gone to bed the night before, I had concluded that whoever wins, wins. And the stress would be over (thank goodness). So, color me surprised when I found out that we tied.  I think my exact words to my computer screen were "you've gotta be kidding me".  Not that I think I'm better*. It's that I had been losing sleep over it, and that doesn't work well with damaged brains. It tends to make me a bit manic, and I've been doing a good job of managing to be stable. This vote was going to drive me over the edge.

You might ask why this is so important to me. Jerry's has over 51,000 followers. That is a rather large audience for any artist. Just being included in the voting process, I gained wonderful new supporters and friends. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

During the voting there were wonderful comments from both of our supporters. Rhonda also chimed in with incredibly kind words.   I dare say that we both felt lucky to be considered.  I feel incredibly lucky to be where I am. Thank you, everyone.

* I think that all art is wonderful, and that all artists should be supported and encouraged. True story. 

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Congratulations for being Jerry's Artist of the Month. I think your work is wonderful!!!

Brenda Semanick