Last night, I went to the preview party for the Four Seasons at Oatlands show. When I arrived, I was greeted at the door by one of my painting teachers, the lovely Linda Hendrickson (http://www.lindahendrickson.net). She told me I had won a prize and guided me to my Giraffe painting. I was quite honored and surprised to learn this painting had received the second place award in the animal painting category. It was especially nice to hear this information from Linda, as I had begun this painting in one of her painting workshops. It is a beautiful show with work by many local talented artists, and all sales help with the upkeep and maintenance of this beautiful historic property. All in all it was a wonderful night, and I am still walking in the clouds today.