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spydersmomtammy
11-19-2015, 10:06 AM
Hey folks - I rarely post here since I don't usually have much time for web surfing, but wanted to share a little bit of good news. I received Associate Membership status in the Pastel Society of America this month! It was a long nail-biting wait during the jurying process, and I was actually scared to open the envelope when it arrived, but seeing the first word of "Congratulations" on the letter was such a validating thing and I wanted to share my good news with you all. :)

maryinasia
11-19-2015, 10:24 AM
congratulations! beautiful paintings on your website.

spydersmomtammy
11-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Thank you Mary! I appreciate the kind words. :)

Nick7
11-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Congratulations!

I hope now you can just smile at the remarks of some of your friends that your paintings are overworked. They are perfect the way they are.

How long have you been painting? :)

spydersmomtammy
11-19-2015, 12:41 PM
lol @ Nick! Thanks - you're too kind! Next month will mark two and a half years since I first started painting.

Blayne
11-19-2015, 06:10 PM
Congrats! Beautiful paintings on your website!

DAK723
11-19-2015, 09:13 PM
Congrats!! You do lovely work!

Don

Ruthie57
11-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Congratulations Tammy!

stapeliad
11-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Congrats, and well-deserved!! :)

water girl
11-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Congratulations! That is fantastic news.

spydersmomtammy
11-20-2015, 02:36 PM
Wow - what wonderful comments to return to today! Thank you so much Mary, Nick, Blayne, Don, Ruth, Stapeliad and Karen for the kind remarks - very much appreciated!

robertsloan2
11-20-2015, 10:30 PM
Congratulations! Went to your site and can see how you got in, your work is wonderful! Fantastic news! Purring at you! Ari sheds Cat Hairs of Inspiration in your direction!

spydersmomtammy
11-21-2015, 11:54 PM
Thanks Robert! I owe you a great debt of gratitude for your very helpful critiques of my very first paintings a little over two years ago via email from your website. I remember being so frustrated when I first tried pastels (both oil and soft) and you were so kind and encouraging and really inspired me to keep at it. Hi Ari! :wave:

mudfish
11-22-2015, 12:23 AM
Of course you did! Well deserved, congrats!!

spydersmomtammy
11-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Thanks Mudfish! BTW, your muskoxen paintings are gorgeous!

spydersmomtammy
11-23-2015, 09:09 AM
Thanks Mudfish! BTW, your muskoxen paintings are gorgeous!

Sorry Mudfish! I meant your LANDSCAPES are gorgeous! (I got my threads crossed up...)

SusanR
11-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Congrats!! Just had a peek at your works on your website, wonderful eye candy with my coffee this morning!

spydersmomtammy
11-23-2015, 11:11 AM
Thank you for the kind words, Susan!

allydoodle
12-02-2015, 12:36 AM
Congratulations! A well deserved honor, enjoy and celebrate! :clap:

*Deirdre*
12-02-2015, 12:32 PM
Tammy - so pleased for you...Well deserved too....enjoy the feeling and wear it with pride!
:D

stess73
12-03-2015, 07:20 AM
Congratulations :) This is a goodnew and a great accomplishment for an artist. It's a pride, and after taking a look at your work, I say it is well deserved :)

rugman
12-03-2015, 11:15 AM
Congratulations!

spydersmomtammy
12-03-2015, 11:35 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words, Chris, Deirdre, Sophie and Ron!