This is a little pastel from a few years ago, never framed (or rejected). The tulips are reflected against a painting by a dear friend who died about ten years ago.
I've been in touch with a few artists I respect around here and a couple were totally "not accepted" too. One had one piece accepted, one rejected in both shows and the joy of that is that you have to make three trips to each! Yikes!
On another note, I bought a ton of flowers and perrenials yesterday and planted them all in their spots in the garden. And today, lots of rain. Perfect! That's creative energy we'll enjoy all summer long.