Well, after all my whining last month about the US Postal Service misrouting one of my show entries, it turns out it made there just in the nick of time. I got my SASE back from the OPA yesterday with good news - my painting "First Light" was accepted into this year's national show.
To be completely honest, I really needed that this week. I've been down on myself about my art lately, and needed some sort of ego boost, as immature as that may be. I've been feeling like I lost all the momentum I had going last year with my painting. It has seemed like nothing is happening, I'm not ticking any goals off my list, and worst of all I haven't been painting nearly enough. So, it's nice to know that I got into this show again this year - I just needed to know that I'm still building my resume somehow.
I missed the opening for the national show last year to attend Nate's MBA graduation, so I'm planning on definitely going this year. The show is in Fredricksburg, Texas, so we're planning to spend the weekend there for the opening, then head down to Houston to visit relatives and friends that we don't get to see much now that we don't live there. Should be fun!