This photograph of a flower in Christopher's garden was the winner of a contest hosted by the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. I took this picture last June. It's given me encouragement to keep going and to put my pictures and artwork out there. To win contests? Not necessarily. I'm more interested in learning and growing as an artist. But it was thrilling to feel acknowledged! What was the first thing you produced that you put out there for others to see/view/judge? How did it feel?