Well, today was the big reveal, when the 6 finalists for the Global Talent Search were finally revealed and I didn't make the cut. Understand that I never thought I would get as far as I did in the first place and held no illusions of making it further. The competition was so great and was chock full of artists with truly impressive licensing portfolios. But dreams are a funny thing. Even though you always think you have one foot in reality and are confident that you can handle any outcome, they get in your head! I in no way feel defeated, just a bit down that this one was not meant to be. But the awesome part was that I was supported by so many wonderful people that I actually managed to meet my goal of getting over a 100 votes! Around 125 and I don't think I know that many people, so my deepest thanks to everyone who took the time to cast a vote. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with clicking requests, for someone to actually follow through to support my work is appreciated more than you could know.
The other great thing about dreams? There's always another, often even better one right around the corner! Best of luck and good wishes to all the finalists, most of which were my classmates in MATS. Back to work ;)
P.S. in an effort to keep the ball rolling on my 40 days of lettering project, this will serve as day 3!