|Make a Wish Brooch|
A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from Sherry Rasmussen, the owner of the gallery, that my "Make a Wish" brooch had won "Customers' Favorite". I didn't know that the exhibit also included customers voting on their favorite, so I was pleasantly surprised to hear I had won. And my piece sold as well!
|Detail of Dandelion|
This is the first time one of my pieces has won anything. It's very exciting and flattering, especially since there were several artists in the exhibit whose work I admire.
|Back of Brooch|
The dandelion and puffs are raised and have a sort of rough feel to them. I used resin and embossing powders to get the puffy sort of look I wanted.
I originally thought that the piece that won was the other brooch I submitted, called "Fiddlehead". It is a reversible brooch with my fiddlehead design on one side and a curly stylized tree on the other. It is still on display at the gallery.
|Front of Fiddlehead Brooch|