I was in the midst of Jacquie Gering’s workshop today when I checked my e-mail at lunchtime only to learn my piece “Z is for Zinnia, C is for Cosmos” received an Honorable Mention at IQA-Houston. How wonderful. I had a lot of high-fives from the other students, which I really appreciated. On November 1st, there is a Winners’ Circle Celebration to which I’ve been invited. Unfortunately, I don’t arrive at the show until later in the afternoon on the 2nd, which means I also miss the Awards Luncheon on that same day. I’m excited anyway. As I’ve said already, I signed up to go to Houston well before it ever occurred to me to enter a piece in the show.