I live in a place where the mailboxes are a fair distance from my house and on a road I no longer have to use to get to the main road. So I have to remind myself to pick up the mail. To my surprise and pleasure, yesterday’s mail brought good news: I received a Nova Scotia Arts Council Grant for the production of the large painting (the 10’ x 10“ one) I am working on now. This is very good news. Especially confirming is that this award is peer judged. To have support in my own community is very rewarding.