My word of the year for 2012 is explore. I'm setting sail on an artful adventure and trying new techniques, materials, and ideas! I've always loved the dreamy, mysterious quality of beeswax collage, but was a bit fearful to try it. I'm so glad I did! The beeswax adds a wonderful layer of patina and fuses all the elements of a collage together beautifully! I purchased the Encaustic Collage: Layers with Beeswax workshop with Amy Stoner that is available here at Cloth Paper Scissors, and it was packed with valuable information that made the process a little easier. I'm going to display this collage in my studio as a reminder of my creative goals, and to motivate me to venture again into uncharted territory!