I've adjusted back to America. I have a hard time adjusting to a free schedule. As beautiful as it sounds, it was harder to be ok with doing nothing. Thankfully Connie Rohdes let me sit in and sketch in her pastel class. I've been working on portraits and trying to nail the face down. So, cheers to starting. Sometimes thats the scariest part.
I am also taking a paint class and am working on a huge canvas. Unfortunately it won't be in encaustic, but it will be in acrylic. I pray my painting skills will come back to me.