I delivered the photos to the gallery on Saturday for the first show. The artist reception is this Sunday. My folks will be going as they are out from NC for a month. Do I think I have a chance of winning? If technical merit is considered, i think i have it hands down over the other photographers many of which elected to just put their photos in frames with no mats even though the rules clearly say mats should be used. It is an "amateur" show though, meaning people who don't make their living from whatever art they are presenting. So who knows. One of the other artists was delivering his pieces when I was there. 3 brightly painted goose neck gourds. The artist looked to be in his 80's and this may be the first time he's ever thought of his work as art enough to show it in this sort of venue. So like I say, it just depends on how the judges do the judging. I think I have a good shot at least a prize for photography.
In other news, I think I'm having issues with my kidneys. Hopefully it's as simple as a kidney infection and nothing more serious. But I've been feeling dehydrated of late despite drinking lots of fluids. I've felt some pressure in my lower back and this morning I had a noticeable amount of blood in my urine but that seems to be gone this afternoon. I really hope I'm not looking at kidney stones. I'm going to the clinic tonight though.