Amazing Night, Amazing People! All Artists Must Experience This Next Year!
So I've had the night of my life at the ETA Awards in Toronto. I won THRIVING ARTIST 2016! All your help and votes in the poll rounds have been so appreciated!
I don't like to bring up negativity, but I feel like I need to explain a bit about what happened on the weekend since there were a few negative posts on my Facebook. One artist wasn't happy with my win. Long story short, the curator of the awards told me I needed to accept the award and enjoy it and that I deserved the Award 100%!! So I'm going to!!!
We stayed at the Toronto Hilton, which was amazing in it's self!! We ate and slept like kings and queens!
I worried so much about parking the giant uhaul, but after a few rounds of neighbourhood scoping we were able to park pretty close for the night FREE! On the other hand the hotel parking for our second vehicle was $48!! Unbelievable for one night!!
I went to the Awards as Harley Quinn. The costume was a hit. One of the artists had a large painting of "Harley Quinn destroys Toronto". One of the photographers had to have the picture of me and the artist with the work. "Kind of a cool pun".
I met so many amazing, genuine, positive people. It blew me away! I was wondering when I first joined this group, if I would be an outsider, not fitting in. Instead I met so many like minded people!! I connected with them instantly, like lost brothers and sisters! So full of light!
I had the most wonderful evening in spite of the previous glitch, that I would love to volunteer next year to help in the festivities. I would love more artists from this area to apply, to exhibit, and to experience what I had the honour to experience Friday night!!!
Here's the artwork I was honoured to be photographed with!!
"Art is a personal thing. When you invest in a piece of art, you buy a piece of that artist. The artist knows every curve, every stroke, every tiny detail in the creation of each piece. Each creation puts a personal intimate part of that artist on display for the whole world to see"