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First prize

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April 28th, 2013 - 11:38 AM

First prize

The other day I was rummaging through some old schooldays papers--report cards, notes from girls, etc, and I came across a blue card for First Prize in Junior Watercolour. Scratching my brain and reading the material on the card, I realized this was my first recognition beyond my family and school that I was an artist. The year was 1950, I was 14, and the painting was of hummingbirds. So you know I'm not joshing, we've put the card at the top of the current clickback...

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