This week in the studio I'm mixing up a new batch of oil paints from Natural Earth Paint and using a cold wax medium to add collaged materials (including pages from my childhood birding book that began falling apart with use a few years ago, but I just couldn't let go of the book - even after finding a duplicate of the edition in a used bookstore) onto some of my older acrylic mini botanical abstracts. I'm loving the effect so far, but will wait to see how the collages hold up before getting too excited. In the meantime I hope to FINALLY break out my mini tabletop press and get some more monotypes done - but I've said that before and I'm feeling a head cold coming on, so hopefully it won't derail me further. Stay well (and warm) out there - and I'll let you know how these turn out as soon as I know! ~ Jennifer