Oh! My! Gosh!
Proud Heritage has won an Award of Excellence in the California State Fair fine art show!!!!!! That's huge news!
(if you're wondering what the awards mean, in the entire show of ~200 accepted art pieces, out of ~1800something entries, the TOP award is Best in Show, there is only one of those. Next down is the Juror's award, six of those. Then the Award of Excellence, no more than 30, then the Award of Merit, up to 130, and then nothing, but even nothing is fantabulous, just getting in there is awesome!)
Wheee! Happy dance! Put that in your pipe and smoke it! ;-)