I am the queen of tools - my husband doesn't despair that I will go out and spend hundreds on clothing or shoes (I live in the land of flip-flops not - so not a problem). I love handbags - but don't get to the handbag store much these days. However, I love to buy art tools and supplies. So - I have a bunch of encaustic supplies - which I haven't used in a very long time. This week I textured (with die cuts and gesso) and painted this small canvas. Then I sketched the small turtle on watercolor paper - cut out and painted and collaged. Last night - I got out the wax!!! My love for this piece really waned after I brushed wax all over it. However, this morning my love for it "waxed" a bit - when I took another look. There is a definite learning curve with encaustic - I took a class once - love the texture just have to work on technique. Let me know what you think - I appreciate your comments. See - I have been busy this week - just haven't posted much!!! I think I will call this - "Carrying the weight of the world" - trying not to do that myself. Thanks so much for stopping by.