I took three pieces up to the art show yesterday--when we went this afternoon, I had two blue ribbons!
I certainly felt different this year (last year one of my art quilts received a second place ribbon). This year I felt confident in my art ability, not apologetic or shy. I even put prices on them, which is huge (for me). The abstract hanging below my red canvas was priced at $864, and mine was priced at $39--but at least I put prices on them.