I spent last weekend at Venus Art Studios and Supply in Palm Desert, CA. The desert in winter is glorious. Each time I visit I think to myself, I could live here. There is an energy there that is contagious and I so enjoy the artists I meet. I taught for two days straight and it felt like I was amongst friends the whole time. There is nothing more exciting for me than to be with other artists and see the ideas literally fly from one person to the next as the enthusiasm mounts throughout the day. We revisited collage in a contemporary way and in this piece which started as a sample board for techniques the ending was a faux encaustic. Whenever I can capture a tecnique or a look from another medium and translate it into acrylic products I am happy. I'm on the road again this week, in fact, a lot of the month ahead, so I'll touch base as I can.