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The photo on this isn't the best, but I thought it was worth posting. I painted Cantaloupe Reflections back in 1996. I think there was a long period where I was enamoured with anything fruit or vegetable! This painting gave me my first acceptance into The Pastel Society of America's annual juried show. It was their show in 1996, and I was so excited! You could have knocked me over with a feather, there was no bringing me down from that thrill. It is such an honor to be accepted, and I was floating on a cloud. Since that event, this painting has won a "Best in Show", and some First Place ribbons in local venues. Every time I look at it memories come flooding back to me. It's just a painting of fruit, but for me it was a milestone.