I have always loved a good challenge so I decided to participate in this year's Global Talent Search with Lilla Rogers. This will be my third time and the reason I keep going back (aside from dreaming about scoring representation by Lilla) is to learn and grow and be a part of a wonderful artist community. I made it to the Top 50 Semi-Finalists in 2015 and it was really exciting. This year's Round 1 theme was all about creating a cover for a gardener's journal. We were prompted to draw Japanese anemones (OK, I'm obsessed with that flower now) and staghorn ferns. I ended up adding a rabbit because no garden is complete without one. Good luck to all the participants and keep your finger crossed because the semi-finalists will be revealed next Friday.