I was tickled to receive an email in recent weeks, this one from a lady who lives in southern New South Wales She had found one of my paintings in the local Tip Shop. "My name is Isabelle", she emailed, "and I have just discovered your amazing artworks quite by accident. I came across Nature Finds 22 at my local Tip Shop. It had no glass and the painting fell out of the frame as soon as I got it home. I have been a collector of seed pods, feathers, dead insects and other bits and pieces for years and was immediately drawn to the cicada shells and gum-nuts in your painting." I remembered this and several other paintings had been purchased by Gypsy Point Hotel via Mallacoota, which has since been demolished and I wondered what might have become of those paintings from the early 1990s. Here's Nature Finds No. 22, with cicada nymph cases along a gum tree twig. What a wonderful reminder!