I know it's been quite a while, but I thought I would drop by and say hello, as I wondered what happened to the past archives of the sketching contest monthly winners galleries of 2008~2012, 2013, 2014. I had held the record for the number of wins for lunar sketching and also the number of times to win against the photographer's with my sketches. I'm sure some of the old-timers here will recognize my name as I also appeared quite often in NASA's Spaceweather and once in Astronomy Picture of the Day, for my solar sketching, through my h-alpha telescope.
I had also written to another moderator a few days ago to ask if they could instruct me as to where to find the gallery of winners going back to the 2006 through 2008, 2009~2013 years. There were a few other images from moderators but mine all seem to be missing as the gallery of winners.
I could attach a few of those popular images now but I'm not sure how to do it directly from my cell phone which would be easiest. We used to upload them directly from our computers only at home in those days. Let's see if I can attach a couple files.
The reason I'm asking this today, is that a Sky & Telescope editor recently contacted me as they would like to display one of my large lunar sketches. It was a gallery competition winner here in 2009. I'll see if I can attach that along with one of my famous solar sketches that appeared on the cover of the Spaceweather site.
Thanks for any information about where I can find my past images, because I'd like to refer to the discussion info where they were originally posted with the conversations and discussions. I hope to use some of this information for the sky & telescope article which they would like to write about my astro pastel technical sketches.
*It appears that I cannot directly upload images from my cell phone of my large pastel sketches, as it indicates the file size is too large, so I'll go to my computer and edit this comment in a short while.
Mark Seibold, Artist-Astronomer, Portland Oregon