The Birds in Art show in Wausau Wisconsin was spectacular, go if you can. That town treats artists well and attracts talented and devoted artists who paint, sculpt, and in other ways visually honor birds. As you might imagine, people were interested in my work because they had never seen feathers used in the way I do. I in turn, met many excellent artists and have new ideas for pieces that I can’t wait to begin. Robert Bateman is a Canadian artist who paints the natural world. He is starting an environmental education center in Victoria B.C. with a gallery that I hope to exhibit in one day—if I can successfully negotiate the legalities of importing and exporting the feathers contained in my works.