|The Gathering Place, color pencil, 15" x 30"|
Normally I excuse and busy myself out of this and all sorts of similar things related to sharing my artwork. When the email notice about last day to enter this contest, showed in my inbox, I felt a strong internal push that said 'just do it, why not'. Contest and competition results were not part of the reasoning. Rather, the voice insisted that I enter just to make myself enter a contest. Just to follow through and act upon a tiny wishful thought I engaged in when I saw the email. So I got the artwork out, I took a good photograph or two (or three or four), created a file according to the rules, cropped and resized and uploaded, paid the entry fee, and there it was - I had entered the contest.
Several days later it still feels good that I took that small step; like I claimed a small and hugely significant piece of my creativity for myself.