Today I am thankful for our professional artist.
Dominic is officially a professional artist as of today. He won his age group for the contest to design the La Crosse Winter Rec Fest buttons!
His design will be on the backs of all the cards in the 200+ decks of cards used for the Euchre tournament. After the tournament is over he’ll get some of the leftover decks. He also got a bagful of buttons with his design on it and a HUGE copy of his picture.
As an additional prize he won $100! You can already see the gears turning in his head as he tries to decide what to do with his cash.
First, he know showed his brother a valuable lesson. If you want something you have to work for it. Gavin had the same opportunity to make a design and chose to do other things instead. Dominic just showed him how taking a little extra time to do something you love doing can sometimes pay off.
Second, while he is very happy with his success, he is also very humble. At the event one of the reporters came right up to him and asked if he’d like to be interviewed and put on TV. His response? “No thanks.” In today’s age of reality tv everything I was pretty impressed that he didn’t jump on that opportunity.
Today he may have won an award, but every single day I’m proud of him and thankful that he’s in my life.