As I mentioned last week, the Ottawa Orchid Show was last weekend and the flowers, were as expected, gorgeous. Dave and I spent an hour or so at the show after Tara + Daryl’s wedding and it was a nice end to already the fantastic weekend.
As I mentioned yesterday, I entered a photography contest this weekend as part of the Ottawa Orchid Society’s Annual Show – and to be absolute delight, my photo entitled Stripped Orchids came in third in the Digital Painting category (essentially the Photoshop category)!!
This is the first time I have ever won something (outside of Legion drawing or poem contests when I was in elementary school), and though it would have been amazing to get a higher place, or to have some of my other photos win in their categories, I am still super pleased with this placing and as an added bonus, it gives me room to improve next year!
I am really happy with and proud of myself. Entering into contests is hard for me, and after I didn’t win anything last year, I thought about not entering this year, but I worked through my fears and am really happy I did!