After months of working on the original pill bowl, building it up with every new purchase or doantion of pills, until it was huge, and having equally high hopes for it, it stayed in my den for a couple winter months. It then moved to the high school art room where I teach, and survived my students for a couple more months. Then the tradgedy with it melting in the car on the way to the show. I took it home, worked for hours, went to bed, got up again to work for another few hours. It was now vaguely egg shaped (as shown on the new images.) I brought it back in time for the show, but it collapsed again, and I was called in for emergency surgery before the judges arrived. I tried, and it was ok (a shadow of it's original self) when I left it, but I knew that the gel pills were permanently damaged by heat, and the bowl just couldn't support it's own weight anymore. When the judges got there they saw a pile of what used to be an interesting form. And the bowl made the whole gallery smell like a mixture of Vitamin C and garlic pills. And it was dripping Vitamin E on the pedastal. Obviously, the judges didn't pick it to win. They loved the idea, but couldn't choose something that so obviously fell apart. I was not shocked, although I had hopes that my other entry, the Sea Witch and the Ogre, would win, and it did not. All in all I was very disappointed, but have some ideas for next year. I do love to compete.