The Anton Art Center located in downtown Mt. Clemens, MI recently held an exhibit of local art teachers highlighting their work. Now that I am conducting watercolor workshops at the center along with teaching digital arts at a local community college qualifies me to be a part of the exhibit. I entered my painting: "Sentinels". I received 2nd place in the show! The painting was inspired by a trip to Florence, Italy. In Piazza Della Signoria, stands this statue of this lion. Carved into the pillars along with the statue are more weathered sculptures of lions. To me, they looked like they are guarding the Piazza, hence the title of Sentinels.