I spent a couple of days in the studio with a private student this week. It was really a pleasure to have the luxury of quietly explaining a process and demonstrating techniques. When you are working with a group it's easy to overlook someone who hasn't moved along with the instruction. There are so many little side issues that interrupt a train of thought. I'm still working on my photoshop layering skills. I have four photos layered in this piece along with some specialty photoshop brushes for the drips and circle marks. It takes me a long time to get one done, but I made fewer mistakes today and I understood what I was doing much better. I feel a bit like I'm back in kindergarten, learning to write all over again. I remember being told by my second grade teacher that I had horrible handwriting. I was so embarassed that I borrowed a handwriting book and practiced and practiced until my handwriting was pretty. I think diligence counts above perfection every time. Keep trying, one day you will succeed!