Continuing our tour of the State Fair of Texas... The sights and sounds of the midway can be a little overwhelming... especially the sounds. And if you want to take a break from noise, one building is home to a quieter exhibit. It's where artists and craftsmen are honored in annual creative arts competitions.
Like many people, Mineola's Jane Barlow visited the creative arts exhibit every year. This year on a lark, she decided to enter some of her needlepoint in the competition. "I'd always enjoyed the creative arts building, I'd always enjoyed the exhibit, and when I had these pieces, I had finished a lot of pieces last year, it just was a way to contribute to the exhibit."
It turned out very well for Jane. She walked away with four first place ribbons, and a best of show award for the best needlepoint entry in the entire field. " I was just stunned. I decided I'm never entering again, I'm gonna see if I can go out on top." As a lifelong needlepointer, Jane uses her art for relaxation. Her best of show bear took her a year and a half to complete. That kind of committment to detail turns the creative arts pavillion into a must see exhibit.