An email from the U.S. State Department

A couple of days ago I received an email from the U.S. Department of State. They have a website for sharing our country's story with other countries at Under the American Life category is an area on Diversity where they explore the "look" of diversity in the U.S. Yesterday they began running a feature on religious rites of passage, and asked permission to use my "Bat Mitzvah Girl" painting to illustrate the article. I am so honored they chose to use my art to represent Jewish Americans to the rest of the world.

And, as I was about to publish this post, I got an email from them that they'd even pay me for the usage. Icing on the cake!