The reception for the Southeast Pastel Society 16th International Juried Exhibition symbolizes the pinnacle of my new found career drawing with pastels at this time. I was so honored to be among such talented and accomplished pastelists and that the judge thought enough of my work that I could be included in the show. Since my foray into becoming a pastel artist, I have been so fortunate to be included in all the four shows I have entered. I hope that I can continue my perfect track record. But regardless if my track record is disrupted, I now have the self confidence in my work as an established artist in pastels. There are so many variables in working with pastels and my work is only focused on just a few of these variables but my technique and style is what I am comfortable with at this time. At this stage in my recovery I must be careful not to become overwhelmed.