Wow! What a night! This year’s “Art Comes Alive” was my first. 140 pieces were selected for this exhibit from over 1200 submitted. Many local artists were included. Shannon Godby, Carol Abbott, Glenda Suttman, Paula Wiggins, Kay Hurley and Tom Towhey are a few. The food was extravagant and the views from the space got better and better as darkness fell. What a beautiful space for an art event. Litsa Spanos knew what she was doing when she acquired this space. To top it off, I was stunned to hear my name read when a purchase award was announced. I wish I could go back and listen to what the presenter said. I heard him say, “Texture, color, and storytelling…” but I was so distracted by being in the back of the crowded room that I didn’t hear him. (and my feet were killing me…) So, somehow I made it on stage. I think I actually complained about my feet hurting as I climbed the steps. I happily accepted the award and posed for a photo, still in shock. I am not at all used to winning awards. It was a wonderful night and I am fueled by this recognition!