For yet another year Wallene has entered her photography and art work in the Orange County, VA fair.
This year she entered 10 pictures, 2 pieces of art and 1 collage.
She won 7 first place ribbons, 3 second place and a participant ribbon simply because no one competed in her age range [15 - 19 yo] in that catergory [watercolor/pen].
Them's pretty good results - 10 for 13? - YAY!
She has always done well in her previous age category [11 - 14 yo]. This year we knew she was up against some pretty hot competition being one of the youngest participants at 15 yo in this new age group.
BAH! What? Me worry?
[Yes, actually - I was sick thinking this would be so awful considering all that has been going on if she didn't at least place in one category.]
We couldn't be happier for her. We are all floating in the clouds over this.
Our little girl does not disappoint - here are the winning entries:
|This is Duchess [our deer] on *our* golf course.|
They actually have a category just for deer in photography.
She also earned a free 3 day pass to the fair. [Saved us $30. ::grin::]
Now, how do you think her chances are in the apple pie contest on Saturday? Yeah, me too. hee
Hope you don't mind my little [okay, okay BIG] bragfest but Wallene really needed and deserved this boost. She's a good kid with, we feel, a lot of talent. It's nice to have others appreciate her too.
See ya' on the flipside Tadpoles. I can't stop smiling. Hugs and love, Janine
PS - I wrote this super fast because I am almost out of internet. I will recharge it tomorrow. Sorry for the poor pic quality and any misspellings/poor grammar. It's ME! I am so excited. I had to share. WOOHOO!