I just wanted to let you know that POOL announced the winner of their merchant contest today and sadly it was not me. Even though I didn't win I am so grateful to all of you for your votes, your support and well wishes. Thanks for being such great friends! The entire process was a great experience for me, I learned so much. At some point in the future I may want to pursue this idea again, but for now I will keep myself busy as a resident artist at Mesa Art Center teaching classes in metals and jewelry.