God knew when he created me, with all the ups and downs I’ve had in my life, that I would end up right here, at this moment in time. And I’d like to thank him first and foremost for helping me and being with me. He is my rock. He’s also blessed me with some very special people, who have consoled and pushed me to this point. Some have moved on, some have passed away, and some are still in my life presently. These people know who they are. And as a child, I was given great opportunities to succeed, from the very first drawing board I received from my parents to the drawing table a great friend of mine purchased for me years ago, which I still have. And even though things weren’t smooth sailing in this pursuit, I continued to draw. The best advice I have for any aspiring artist is to continue to create. Drawing has always been my first love and will always be.