Friday, May 8, 2009

I won an award at a juried art show!!







Yep! I'm on cloud 9. At school they have a juried art show going on for the entire arts department (jewelry, painting, drawing, sculpting, digital media, photography...and I don't know what else is under "Arts" here at school). I submitted my prayer box pendant from last semester's "Fabrication Jewelry" course. It was my final project...quite tough for me to do, and I almost melted the entire thing down while making it. LOL! My teacher was Theresa Vu. After I submitted my entry, I dreamt that my entry was rejected by the jury. And when I woke up I thought...yeah...maybe...there were mistakes in it. And many times I've had very prophetic dreams, so I took this one seriously too.

However, I was very happily surprised when last Tuesday the head of the jewelry department walked into our class (casting class) and said that I had won an award! I didn't know till then that it was even accepted in the show! LOL!! So this was a huge surprise and a huge honor too. The pictures above are of course that of the winner.

To read the whole story behind this piece, what it means, what it stands for, what it is made to be, please read: http://fleurviolettejewelry.blogspot.com/2008/12/prayer-box-pendant.html

15 comments:

Tracy said...

I'm so happy for you. You deserve it, completely!

Melissa said...

Congrats Swati! You deserve it :)

~M

Janice said...

CONGRATS!!! :)

Swati said...

Thank you Tracy, Melissa and Janice! :-)))))

Betsy Brown said...

It is such a beautiful piece - no wonder you won! Congratulations!

Dawno said...

Congratulations! Well deserved for a beautiful piece of art.

Shay Stone said...

Congratulations Swati! You SO deserve it. I think that piece that won is such a beautiful work of art. I'm always impressed when I see it.
Woo-hoo!!1

Swati said...

Thank you Betsy, Dawno and Shay! :-)))

Stephanie said...

CONGRATS! That is super awesome great! YAY!

Celebrating Gaia said...

Well I'm surprised at all! That is an AMAZING, GORGEOUS piece! You definitely deserve to win an award!
*huge huggles!*

Shuku said...

YAY! Congratulations, Swati, that's just wonderful and that prayer box is -gorgeous-. I'm so happy for you! Well-deserved win, certainly.

--Shuku

KittyD said...

Swati, CONGRATULATIONS on winning an award....it's so thrilling and confirms the fact that you do beautiful work. I can only sit and look at your beautiful work and think what a talent you are and how lucky I am to have met you and have opportunities to share with you.

Swati said...

Thank you Stephanie, Dana, Shuku, Kitty :-)))).

ModCreations said...

Congratulations! And what a great piece of jewelry! Make more so I can buy one. :-)

Swati said...

Thank you :-)). Let me know if you want me to make one :-)).

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