Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tadpoles We Have a Winner!

And her name is Wallene!

::skippyhappydance::

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.

::drumroll::

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!

YIPPEEEE SKIPPY!

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:







Collage

Charcoal/Mixed media

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!

26 comments:

Jill Thomas said...

Congratulations! Wow! You have every right to be so so proud. I always think it's good when young people get validation for the things that they work so hard at. She's obviously a very talented arteeest!

colenic said...

YAY!!! That is absolutely amazing...congrats to Wallene...
I am so excited for her!!! She has a great eye!! BTW- if she ever considers selling number four I want first dibs!!
Love and big hugs to her (and you)!!

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CWMartin said...

All the best to a marvelous creative force. Good Job!

Yart said...

How wonderful! You got a really talented kid there! :)

Sally said...

This is awesome! I would be bragging away, too, it's well deserved! One of these days, I want to learn more about photography!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Congratulations! Wallene is super talented, and I know you're really proud of her. Thanks for sharing the good news. WooHOO! 12:34

Linda said...

The barbed wire fence is brilliant! She is talented. Has she considered making note cards or posters of any of these? Making prints and selling them is better than selling the originals and all future rights to them.

Tell her "Congratulations!"

Lyndylou said...

Wow Wallene....you go girl! x Very proud mama x

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Great ideas. I never thought about having my girls enter contests at the fair. Congrats too!

Marni said...

That is awesome! She is so freakin' talented... I am totes jelly.

Hugs to you all.

Jean said...

Wow! I'm amazed. GREAT JOB KID! You have every right to be a proud Mom - hey - your uterus produced a masterpiece too!

^5

Beth said...

OMG, just as I started typing this I saw your comment jump on my iPhone - love it!

CONGRATS to Wallene - such a talented girl you have on your hands - and the fact that she got to save you $$ to go to the fair - icing on the cake!

Enjoy your weekend!! Hugs and Love, Biz

Spadoman said...

That is very impressive. She has a lot to be proud of. Congratulations.
Hope all is good with you Skippy Mom. I've been away from blog visiting for a while and I apologize.

Much Peace sent your way

Sherry said...

Congratulations to Wallene! A very proud moment for her Mom. :)

Sherry said...

Congratulations to Wallene! A very proud moment for her Mom. :)

Driving Ms Daisy said...

Loved the Barb Wire Photo. She is very talented and you should be very proud of her. You deserve bragging rights.

Driving Ms Daisy said...

Loved the Barb Wire Photo. She is very talented and you should be very proud of her. You deserve bragging rights.

SapphireBlue said...

Wow! Way to go! They all look so lovely! I have to agree with another comment. The barb wire is my favorite.

Eva Ason said...

Congratulations ^_^ these are fab shots!

life in the mom lane said...

Holy cow!!!! Way to go Walllene!!!! You go girl!!!! Skippy you are right to be proud! She is very talented! :)

life in the mom lane said...

Holy cow!!!! Way to go Walllene!!!! You go girl!!!! Skippy you are right to be proud! She is very talented! :)

Yum Yucky said...

Congratulations WALLENE! Very impressed with you. I'm sure your mommy is still gushing with proudness even as I type this.

Julie said...

Oh those pics are brill.
Well done Kiddo - when do you get your 1st paying photoshoot?!?!?!
Just remember that us tadpoles knew you when it all started!

Juli said...

We all know she has amazing talent, but yes, it is nice to have it "validated".

WHOO HOO!

Redhead said...

WooHoo is right! It is hard to win photo contests, but it looks like Wallene is doing great. Congratulations to her, and no I don't think you are bragging too much!