Sunday, May 30, 2010

Painting Accepted

The onions made it into the 2010 Arts exhibition. Even if you enter three (the maximum limit) you can only have one in the exhibition - if the judges accept any of them that is.

I just hope the judges did not award first (or any other prizes) to some piece of homosexual propaganda (or should that be gay propaganda?) as they have done numerous times before.

Not that that would have any bearing on anyone else's work. It's just disconcerting to wonder how the judges saw your own work when you see the other pieces they select. For instance, did they merely see some kind of odd vehemence in my painting, a "different take", and not see anything else?

I would not want to hear what they thought; how the painting fits into the sterile mould that years of vacuous art theory have wrought within them. That is being rather presumptuous and judgmental of their characters though; maybe they really did see it for what it is.

Do I sound like an ingrate or what? I'm glad it got in.


MahoneyMusings said...

Drat. Now I'll never be able to afford to purchase it.

I love that painting. Good luck!

Paul Stilwell said...

If it doesn't sell, I'll drop the price!

christopher said...

Hey ingrate, congratulations LOL That's been one of my favortie works you've shown here thus far. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

For the record, please state the sexual orientation of your onions.



christopher said...


Enbrethiliel said...


Congratulations! =D

It has been so long since I entered any of my writing in a competition. You make me want to try again now . . .

ukok said...

Well done, you are such a talented person and i am so pleased for you!

Paul Stilwell said...

Hey Christopher, thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)

Bryan, too bloody funny.

Enbrethiliel, if this entry (for what it is) nudges you a little to start entering your writing again into competitions, then it's worth it! I wouldn't mind (would actually really like) to read what you submit - or past submissions.

Thank you kindly, Debbie. :)

Enbrethiliel said...


They're, uh, kind of lost. =P I'm not very good at saving things (and even when I made some effort, hard drives would die and floppy disks would get corrupted). Not that they were too much of a loss, really. Just high school writing. How many times have you looked at your high school stuff and cringed? ;)

Owen said...


Paul Stilwell said...

Enbrethiliel, about twice or thrice I've peeped my face into that furnace of humiliation. I think I might have burned some of it. I definitely burned some of my artwork.

I once lost around a 100 pages of what I regarded as poetry on a hard drive that decided to bite the dust. Strangely enough, I didn't care all that much.

Paul Stilwell said...

Hi there Owen, thanks!

Terry Nelson said...

Congratulations - I'm very happy for you. I love The Onions.



Paul Stilwell said...

Thanks Terry.

I figure it would take the same amount of onions in the painting to haul me out.

And I still haven't read that book.