A big CONGRATULATIONS from everyone at Mapura to Eddie McMenemy - Highly Commended Award winner at IHC Art Awards last Thursday.....
"Wow, what an exciting experience that has all been. A great flight to Wellington & a wind free landing, who could ask for more lol.
Richie (son in law) looked after me really well. It was a pity Gill couldn't have been there too, but recovering from a broken ankle & having a clot in her calf meant it wouldn't have been a good idea.
High tea at the hotel with the other winners was very nice then a quick bus trip to Shed 6 for the actual Awards. I received an unexpected plaque for my Highly Commended and the auction began. My drawing had a reserve of $150 on it & I was excited hearing the bidding climb to $750, who would have believed it!! Colin, the guy who bought it told me he had seen it at the Art Gallery & it was going to be his, regardless of cost! He told me it was going to be hung at the end of his long hall way.
A big thank you, to all who have supported me throughout this entire journey, love to you all, I really have appreciated it."