I got great news today!
My drawing, Guardians Of Autumn, which I did for the Totoro Project auction got into the Society Of Illustrators annual! I can't believe it! This means a lot to me, the Society was founded in 1902 by illustrators such as Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. This competition is the most prestigious of it's kind and I had absolutely no expectations of being selected. In fact when I got the call from New York I called them back to make sure they were right. This is great for me but is also great publicity for the Totoro fund which is helping to preserve Sayama Forrest in Japan from over development.