Yes, I am tooting my own horn. I just started to show my work, so can't help but jump up and down like a kid, every time my art is lauded - just can't help it. Though I respect the expert opinion of the person(s) chosen to judge a show, it's just as important for me to know how my work is viewed by those who attend. When "Chief" was passed over by the judge at the recent CPSA District Chapter 119 Exhibition at Sharon Woods, Sharonville Ohio, I admit I was surprised. In my opinion, Chief is one of my strongest pieces. So, it's nice to hear that out of the 270 people who cast a vote, "Chief" came in 4th. Competition is healthy.