On a happier note, one of the boutiques I wholesale with just purchased a huge order yesterday. I feel a bit redeemed! They've consistently sold my work with a steady increase in sales - they've more than doubled since this time last year, even in the light of the current economy. So how does it work? I do well in retail but struggle to get past jurors and into the better shows. Is it I'm out of step with the cutting edge trends or need a more cohesive look? Is it just not my year for shows, or will there be acceptance letters for the remainder still out there?