Please don't go by the expression on my face about how I really feel about this award...the photo was taken while I was still recovering from the shock of receiving it! What an honor. You can bet that plaque will occupy the most prominent and highest place on my Gallery wall! Wow!
We had a great show this year as did most who attended. According to the hosts attendance was close to 3000 the first day and while it was down on Sunday it was still pretty crowded in there. I managed to win a few ribbons and sell a few carvings but that little piece of wood I'm holding over there made the whole trip worthwhile.