I am always debating whether or not to enter shows...it is not just the potential rejection I ponder, but the darn $'s to enter. But biting the bullet this year, I have entered several. And wow...it has been great. First, the Yosemite Renaissance show. Just came back from that and my painting "Last Light" won Honorable Mention. (I was actually just pleased it got in!). Then My painting, Catching the Light, got into the Arts for the Parks show to be in Mendocino later this year. Finally today, I came down from the studio to find mail informing me that my painting of the Portland Rail Yards had been accepted into the Coos Museum Show. In my former life, as an organization development manager and executive coach, I always stressed that a lot of success was just showing up and working hard...well, I might have been on to something! So I am working very hard. My newest effort is finishing Easy Breasy....now I am toiling away on a 60 x 60!