Thursday, July 9, 2009

I won!!! I won!!! I won!!!

I can hardly believe it... I've been awarded a Folk Art Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission in the amount of $4400 for my tatting. I applied way back in March and only applied because my wonderful wife encouraged me to fill out the forms and send in the photos/samples of my work. It was a juried at both the State and Federal level. The Fellowship is to encourage and enable artists to continue and grow in their work. There will be write ups in the paper and possibly a award ceremony. I can't believe I've been acknowledged at this level, I never thought I would get a Fellowship, especially such a wonderful one, I guess it's time to shout, "Praise The Lord" and do a little happy dance.


Carol Lawecki said...

CONGRAULATIONS Alan!!! What an honor!!

I've never heard of an award like that. Please share the article when it is published.

I'm so thrilled for you!!

yarnplayer said...

This is fantastic news! Congratulations!

TattingChic said...

That is absolutely fabulous! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I was browsing through the blogs for the 25 motif challenge and saw yours with the silver tatting. I love the earrings. Congrats on your award. I plan on following you and seeing what more the Lord has in store for you. God Bless.