So I have a magnificent friend named Sarah Slaone, author of the amazing and insightful The I Ching for Writers, who made it possible for me to have my first paid (!) art piece for the cover of a publication.
Above is what the publication is going to look like. My encaustic piece, Family Gathering, became the main scene for this Colorado University system college reader, which has a circulation of about 1,800.
Pretty groovy! And a big thank-you goes out to Sarah for championing my work!