OH my gosh! I submitted this photo to the American Photographic Artists for a contest called NAKED and my photo is a finalist! There are no winners, just finalists. It will be hung in the Subtext Gallery in San Diego for a show on September 15th, 2011 and will be auctioned off to benefit AjA - Youth + Photography Transformation. I'll be hanging with the big wigs... Not me, just my picture:) This is a lesson for me, as a creative person who's work is personal, it's hard to put yourself out there. Beauty, creativity, art - it's all so subjective. I'm constantly fighting myself to put my work out there in the world more, but it's sooo scary. It's not that I'm hiding under a rock here, but this has given me a little dose of confidence to take another step. World, here I come!