This is the Lynn Ford Craftsman award, presented on May 14th, 2010, by the S.A. Conservation Society, for my work in papel picado. this is the first time I can remember, an artist, working in an ephemeral art form, receiving such a reward. However, it is appropriate, that a non-profit, that makes its revenue (and preservation funding) from one of the most successful Fiesta events, would appreciate an art form that screams "CELEBRATION!". I am so honored to have this elegant plaque, designed by the legendary,Lynn Ford, metalsmith, at the Willow Way complex. He will always be an inspiration to me. Viva Lynn, and the S.A. Conservation Society. Thank you for this touching honor.