Sunday, February 12, 2012

First prize at the show!

First I thought I would share my latest blackboard photo. We painted a blackboard in out kitchen, about the size of a door, where we can write messages, draw pictures, and of course ask others to contribute to the communal artwork. The latest one includes a picture I drew of a date J and I went on, a rainbow drawn by my neighbour, some scribbles by my 18m old nephew and my little toadstool...


It's now a clean slate and ready for some friends and guests to leave their mark....

To make your own blackboard, just buy some blackboard paint, pick a wall and paint about 3 layers of paint on... It's that easy. Paint is water based and works really well.


I also entered some produce and products at the local show this past weekend. I got first for carrot cake, zucchini, capsicum, roma tomatoes and plum jam, second for white bread, fancy bread (I made raisin toast) scrapbooking, set of cards and bottled mulberries in syrup.

Some judges have silly rules. I got nothing for the best collection of herbs, because a couple of mine were in flower, and only second for mulberries when I was the only one in the category because the jar wasn't full. I don't make these things to sit on a shelf and look pretty, I make them to eat! And with the herbs, the one they pointed out was Borage of which I only eat the flower... arghh. Someone needs to write a guidebook for entering things at the show...

Enough of my rant. I also got three highly commendeds for photos I entered, and I am going to use all the photos I printed as gifts to people through the year.

2 comments:

Darren (Green Change) said...

I've tried entering my local show as well, and was completely put off by all the unwritten rules that you only find out about after you wasted all that time entering.

This is something show societies will have to address if they want young people to take an interest!

Plus, you have to bring your entries in person on a weekday - like nobody has jobs to go to! I can't take a day of annual leave just to drop off my show entries. At least they could accept them outside of work time.

Personally, I can't be bothered anymore.

han_ysic said...

Luckily I work around the corner from the showground so was able to drop off on the way to work or in lunchbreak, but I agree in terms of getting more people involved... Ours was open early main days so people could drop off before work.