I have been working in this amazing medium for several years now, grateful always to the bees, the trees and the earth for providing the raw materials with which I can practice beauty making. I am "home schooled": learned what I know from books, looking at what other people have done, visiting art galleries, looking out my window. I have to be a bit fearless - not afraid of wasting materials, not really worrying about the outcome, just truly enjoying the process. I have my 18 year+ Zen practice to thank for being able to do just that. When I started to work in this medium, I felt as though I had taken off the emergency brake at last and could just sail along.