What an incredible surprise it was to get a call from Hanuman with
the news that I was a winner!
I feel SO blessed! (Congratulations, Lawrence - It is a wonderful
I was in Tucson at the time of the call - with Dee and Mel,
representing The California Institute of Jewelry Training - (Dee has
been SO supportive of my endeavers as a jeweler and a teacher and
responsible for me finding Orchid and Ganoksin!)
I have been working in a bare bones shop in my home studio for the
last few years! Looking at the Rio catalog, and dreaming of what I
could buy has been a weekly activity lately!
Thank you so much to all of you out there in Orchid-Land - I am so
grateful for the collective wisdom of this site and for all the
people responsible for putting it together!