As promised in last Friday’s Random Five Friday’s post, today I’m sharing exciting news about my friend, Matthew.
If you aren’t familiar with Matthew, please read this post for some background.
Last week, I received a Facebook message from Mary, Matthew’s mom. In it, she shared this photo with me:
This was her message that accompanied the photo:
“The beautiful mom and baby horse drawing that you saw in December won honorable mention in the international disabled artist competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week. There are 6 art categories with 1st – 3rd place and honorable mention. So 4 awards in each category. There was also a grand prize winner tonight. Out of 165 entries, Matthew won one of the 25 awards. I am so glad that you were able to see the drawing in person in December as it also sold in the 1st forty minutes of the show tonight. He says you can share this victory on your blog if you would like.”
Matthew titled his sketch “A Mother’s Love”.
Mary also mentioned that this is the first ribbon that Matthew has ever won.
Wow. As I’ve said before, I am so honored that Matthew is inspired by my photos. Among other’s, he’s sketched a bluebird, Sundae and many of the wild horses from my pictures.
And, now, here’s the picture that inspired Matthew’s sketch shown above.
This was taken September 10, 2015. Our friend, Bev, had ridden to the beach with us to see the wild horses. I remember Motor Man and her being so patient as we waited….and waited…and waited for the horses to move into position for me to get the “perfect” shot of this sweet scene.
AND….this picture was one chosen in the Corolla Wild Horse Fund calendar contest and appeared in the 2017 calendar.
So, I have been doubly honored by this photo.
Congratulations, Matthew. I am so proud of your accomplishments!
~These Days Of Mine~