I am so motivated by the recent successful exhibits. I received a Best of Show in the Arizona Artists Guild Winter Exhibition. The chosen painting was one of my "junk yard" works. I also received a First Place in Acrylics for another junk yard painting at the Glendale Arts Council Annual Exhibit. This subject matter is so fun for me to paint. I am intrigued by the piles of broken vehicles because of the shapes and textures. The application of paint while conveying them is challenging and exciting. The message of the transitory nature of our material possessions is also part of the reason I am attracted to this subject.