Once the Fair ended, the artwork (along with ribbons, including yellow "Participant" ribbons for those who didn't get 1st, 2nd, or 3rd) were sent back to the artists.
Today, Liv's package arrived in the mail. We were all excited when we saw the envelope with the "Iowa State Fair" return address!!
And of course, Liv eagerly held her ribbon and artwork and posed for a photo:
After posing, she proudly hung her ribbon on a knob of her dresser in her bedroom. One of these days, I'll have to take the ribbon and artwork to the art store at the University of Iowa to see if they can frame them (together in one frame, I'm thinkin').
We are very proud of Liv!! We're sure this is the first of many ribbons to come!
"Next year, I wanna try and get the blue ribbon!"