I was accepted as one of the artists providing artwork for The Changeling Artist Collective’s Operation Gaia, a fundraiser auction for the National Audubon Society. I was fascinated with John James Audubon when I was younger. He was the subject of my biography in 6th grade. I loved reading about all the birds he documented and loved his drawings. Although the theme for this fundraiser auction is open, artists are encouraged to create work that have an emphasis on nature, fantasy and folklore. I think I can do this. This is the first time I feel like I’ve been accepted as part of something because of my art. I’m very excited to start working on a piece for the fundraiser.