Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yes, I Do Want to Win

After planning to focus on something besides illustrated recipes, they announced a big contest on They Draw and Cook. I entered two illustrations and thought I’d do what I always do - keep quiet about it. That way I could: A) not jinx it; and B) pretend it didn’t really matter anyway.

I’m questioning the value of this strategy. I’m pretty sure I’ve never swayed an outcome by keeping my mouth shut, or felt better by lying to myself. I conclude that this strategy stinks. So for the record, let me state that I would really prefer to win.

To say the last few years have been tough is an understatement. I’m ready for good news. I fantasize about what I’d do with the prize money. This mama needs a spa day. Should my treatments involve hot rocks or some form of wax? Could I actually treat my family to dinner someplace that doesn’t have freakish cartoon mascots? And let’s face it - Mama would really like to feel accomplished at something other than knowing forty-something ways to prepare potatoes.

If you’re interested, you can follow the link to browse through the Kraft Foods contest entries. New entries are added daily. No doubt I’ll be checking back regularly to recalculate my odds of winning. Doesn’t everyone do that?

If I don’t get a mention, I’ll probably go into the kind of slump that has me licking peanut butter laced with chocolate chips off a spoon while questioning my direction in life. Then I’ll get over it, and move on to the next thing.

So whatever happens, it’ll be okay.

But it would really be so much better if I win.

11 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

You are a great artist! Don't let yourself be fooled.

And I say WHEN you win you should do a warm rocks AND wax treatment :)

Kelly Polark said...

I tried the link and it didn't go through, but I wish you the best of luck, Adrienne! You are so talented!!

Adrienne said...

Kim - I like the way you think! :)

Kelly - Thanks for the heads up (and the good wishes). The link worked when I tested it earlier, but I think sometimes they have heavy traffic on their site.

ICQB said...

Good luck, Adrienne! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Rena said...

Good luck, Adrienne! I'll be sure to check out the link.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Sure wish you come out tops!Good luck,Adrienne!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Win it! I'm cheering for you!

Bish Denham said...

I so love your art, I don't know why you haven't been picked up by an agent/publisher. I go check out the link.

And I'd go with hot rocks, more relaxing. Waxing equals pain.

Adrienne said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone! I'll keep you posted. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I hope you win too...You can have more than a spa day with those winnings! You could buy a hot tub!

Thanks for sharing with us. I've got my finger, eyes, and toes crossed for you.

Ara Burklund said...

I'll say it again--your artwork is so professional! You totally deserve to win!!! Good luck!!! : )