Wow! After applying for many grants, large and small, and being rejected time after time, it finally paid off! The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in conjunction with New Jersey Arts has awarded me a $9000 grant! Not only will this buy a lotta beads, but it’s just so validating. I was surprised that only 193 people applied for this grant, so if you are eligible I urge you to apply. 20 awards were granted. A dear friend of mine calls it the Artists’ Lottery, but I want to believe that it was more than luck that got me this one. I couldn’t be happier or more grateful!

And now, back to work on the Big Bug which is ever so close to being finished!!!!!!!!