Just a short post today to pat myself on the back! Drum roll please.....
I found out the other day that my "Woodland Troubadours" won the IADR contest for the "Art from the Soul" theme for February in the advanced category! How exciting is that! I knew going into the contest that I was up against some very stiff competition and that it would be a rat race to the end. I had no idea I would finish 1st, maybe a quick 2nd, but not 1st! I've been grinning ear to ear ever since I got the news.
I guess that it was a good thing I decided to listen to what the dolls wanted to be instead of forcing them to do what I had thought they should become. I feel that I had made a wise choice when changing my plans mid-stream like I did. Sometimes, you just have to follow your gut and this time it paid off.
Now, since I won this contest, I am not eligible to win another IADR contest for this year. I can still participate in the contest themes if I want to, but it is not necessary. I did have a really great idea for the Nursery Rhymes theme for the end of this month. But, I'm not sure I want to tackle it just yet. I might just keep that one tucked in the back of my head for a later date. Decisions, decisions, decisions. We'll see what happens. Could be, I decide to work on something completely different...like another pixie from the knoll!