The reception for the Southeast Pastel Society 2015 Juried Members Exhibition as well as the 16th International Juried Exhibition last year symbolizes the pinnacle of my new found career drawing with pastels. 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. A drawing of a hummingbird was accepted into the exhibition again this year. I think I may have established a trend for myself! A couple of weeks ago I was informed that I was not accepted into the Inman Park Festival this year. News of this did not upset me because the Southeastern Pastel Society establishes the benchmark for me as an artist. I now have the self confidence in my work as an accompished artist in pastels.