Just received the February/March issue of International Artist magazine, and was thrilled to see my pastel painting of a sea shell “Sea of Textures” as a finalist in the Still Life competition. That is just so amazing to me because for years I’ve read this magazine and dreamed to be in it some day. I am so honored that my pastel painting was chosen out of the hundreds of great artists from around the world to be one of the few featured in the magazine. This is a milestone, of course, but it means I have to work harder and get better for the next competition.