Last weekend I finally got to enjoy the end result of a project I started back in August. I had, for the first time ever, entered to create a Holiday Entry display (the wreath pictured above is part of a larger display, which included a door, stairs & railing) for a local fundraiser called Festival of Trees (Davenport, IA). All displays are donations from designers and are for sale, with all profits going to support Quad City Arts (visual and performing arts). While I was browsing through all the finished displays with my family, I noticed that mine had already sold and that I had also won a ribbon for Best First Time Designer in my category. What a fun experience this has been! And I’m very happy to have done my part to support art in my community.