Ok... so... It's Saturday, well actually, it's Sunday, like three a.m. I just got into my hotel room... What a day! I got four hours sleep, woke up late, got to the show late hadn't drawn anything for my client, freehanded a dragon on him, (John from Scotland) and ended up winning "best of Show" for Friday and Saturday! Wow... but I need to explain something. I was all worried about all my friends and people who are watchig my career. I got second and third last year here. I know everyone wanted me to come back with a first place this time. I did it... and I have to be honest. Right after I did the tattoo and I was cleaning up, I met a japanese artist, (can't spell his name), Yoko, a friend who has a full body suit from Shige, (one of my role models), introduced us. He bought a shirt from me and told me he really liked my work. I also have been able to meet one of the world's most respected tattooers, Aaron Bell, and paint with him in his hotel room, I also had a half hour conversation tonight with filip Leu, probably thee most revered, respected, and idolized tattoo artist in the world today, from Lausanne, Switzerland, about oil painting, (he was asking me questions about painting... crazy.) All of those things, not to mention the fact that I changed someone's life today... they all meant more than getting some trophy, or first place. That's what it's really about. It's about being my best, and affecting people I come in contact with. I have so much to learn, about everything, and I'm just grateful, for everyday that I have here to do just that. To learn... to learn who I am, and to learn who I need to be. Thanks for all the support from all of you. I will post pics soon... It's four a.m. and I have to try to sleep for a few hours and do it all again tomorrow. I appreciate your patience on the photo posting.