As an update I'd just like to take a minute to thank all of you who have helped me raise the funds to pursue this endeavor. It means a great deal to me, and more than I know how to accurately articulate in words. One down side has been that over the last two months since i got price quoted for various sizes, the printing company I use has gone up on their pricing for printing photographs on canvas by almost 60%. So I wasn't able to have as many prints done as I initially hoped. The upside is that the price increase is because they are now using better quality of canvas that works even better for my mixed media artwork. So I can't really complain. It has been a very busy few days for me. Starting last Friday morning I relocated my art studio from the basement to a room upstairs that has much better lighting. I've built new tables for working on. And was able to have enough prints framed and ready for the show yesterday. Things seemed to go well. The people I met yesterday were very complimentary of my work, and it was a very positive experience over all. Afterwards I spent a while sitting across the street looking at the gallery, and it all seemed rather surreal. It was encouraging to see how many people's heads my artwork turned, and how many people stopped to look at it. None of us never know what tomorrow may bring, life can be such an insane roller coaster. But looking back on the path that led to this point, seeing something I started working towards more than forty years ago, before the world turned upside down for me, finally come to life, and finally see my art on the walls of a gallery, is a high I don't even know how to put into words. To all of you who helped make yesterday possible, all I can say is thank, your assitance is appreciated more than I know how to express.