AND this morning in my email box, the following message:
Dear Marla Thirsk,
Congratulations! Your artwork, Disconnect, has been selected as a finalist in the Portrait/Figure
category of The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition. The top award winners have already been chosen and notified, but as a finalist your name will be featured in the December 2010 issue of the magazine.
Your accomplishment is one to be proud of. Congratulations and thank you for your participation.
....really, I haven't any more to add to this surreal moment other than to add:
BRING IT ON ART WORLD! (please insert wild maniacal laughter)