I'm on the long list, hurrah! I'm very pleased because I entered at the last minute, and the trick for me was just to enter. I know that some very good painters work on their picture all year. I just couldn't - as a family we've been through quite a lot lately (as have a lot of people) but I find stress and anxiety exhausting. Though now I'm learning that painting is the magic thing that blows all that away. So that's a GOOD thing to learn!