When I first finished my training with Golden Artist Colors I was so overwhelmed by the number of products and the amount of information that I had to absorb. I knew if I was ever going to be able to share things with others I really had to know what I was talking about. The boxes of product arrived and I began to play and experiment. I quickly learned that I had to lose the fear of making a mistake and go ahead and try whatever came to mind. Not long after I had the opportunity to write my first book, ALTERED SURFACES which was the result of putting all that experimentation and fancy technical information through the seive of my mind and sharing it on paper. I found that people responded to technical information if you could translate it into useful language. Since that time there have been two more books, my online partnership with Julie Prichard and another book in the works, along with hundreds of students in workshops. I love teaching and am always looking for the opportunity to share what I know with others, especially the part about experimenting. Never be afraid to try something different it may lead you to your true artistic self!