There is a heck of a lot of talent out there in the same competition. It feels weird competing with my art. I'm thinking this is why I had such a melt down last week. The idea of not getting picked put me over the edge. I've always made the team you see. Always been elected president. Always made A's. Always been accepted to juried shows. Always.....always can sometimes be a bad thing. Because you don't know how to handle a no. With my confidence a tad on the low side combined with the pressure of competing with something I am beyond passionate about sent me into a good old fashioned tissy. But now it's done. Can't take what I made back. I think the interpretation of a vintage playground is sweet. And if anything, it got me back into the studio and back to making. Which is always a good thing.