Working on another floral and lo and behold received an announcement from my host site.
Congratulations! Your painting, "Peony Poetry", was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the February 2010 FineArtViews Painting competition.
The comments left on the blog and this "notice" of work are gifts in life. Art is not a struggle for me,(it is my teacher these days) nor am I left to starve (have met many wonderful clients through the sale of the work and am very grateful that can use that money to continue on my journey) . Am truly rich in spirit and blessed to be doing what love to do.
Silent prayer, may I never take for granted the kindness and love extended from those special people.