I judged the Woodlands Waterway art festival yesterday. In both sculpture category and digital art. I was surprised to see such little entries compared to the Culture shapers contest. It made me think that artists should really investigate each art show. How many people submit art? Having to compete against 18 compared to the 200 in Culture shapers is really much better odds. I saw some of the same work from Culture shapers, and one in particular I really wanted to advance in Culture shapers but could not, I was glad to see it again and give it another chance! I wondered what my work looked like at 17. I still have some pieces, two I am trying to give away. My medium in those days was watercolor, pastel and pencil. I did not enter shows as a young person, I think I would probably have done alright. It was a very reflective experience.