As I have stated before, when I create an image that evokes an emotional response from my viewers, then I have succeeded as an artist. Beyond that, there may be no greater compliment than to hear that my work has inspired someone else to create something beautiful, whether it is with a camera or other medium. After posting one of my recent bear photos, I was contacted by an artist who had been inspired to paint the image on canvas. As promised, she sent me a digital copy of the completed work. Thank you, Maureen Clarke, I am honored that you have created your vision of this bear in early morning light and shared it with me. I am inspired to continue creating and sharing with the world.