While exploring encautics, or painting with hot molten wax, I discovered cold wax, an altogether entirely different beast yet still a beast that smells good. Cold wax also builds up in layers and allows me to incorporate image, text, and paper, but it gives me more time to work and think about my intent whereas encaustic is much more visceral. Although I am not a trained painter, I can move color, shapes, lines, and textures around the surface to create an abstract interpretation of a place. Place has been a constant theme in all my creative journey. Now I look for new places in my paintings that I have not yet been.