It was about 2004. At the time, I was doing samples for Oxford Impressions rubber stamp company, so most of these stamps were from that line. This is an 8x10 canvas. This was back in the day before we had things like Cuttlebug & Sizzix, so the texture in the upper corner was a piece of wall paper.
This piece was subsequently published in Somerset Studio. In 2007, as a lark, I entered this piece in Kirkland's search for the Next Great American Artist. The winner would create art for their stores nationwide. I ended up in the top 10 finalists with this piece and won a $500 gift card. To date, that is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me art-wise.
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