Santa Cruz

I have arrived here in Santa Cruz, California, to do an R&F Teaching workshop with Laura Moriarty. Angela Noble is here with me. We are staying with the wonderful Daniella Woolf and Kim Tyler, and yesterday they took us out to show us around Santa Cruz, and to visit the redwood forest.
The workshop is at Wax Works West.


the oldest of the trees here are more than 1500 years of age. Interspersed amongst the redwood trees are bay trees, with leaves that smell like Christmas cake and pine. The air is beautiful.





A fallen bridge.


I’m busy planning a trip to the US next month to take a number of workshops in encaustic. Im going first to Wax Works West to do the R&F Advanced Teaching Workshop with Laura Moriarty, then having some time to do a bit of exploring of Northern California.

Then its off to Portland, Oregon, for a collagraph workshop with Elise Wagner, and finally to Santa Fe to do one of Paula Roland’s Mark Making Workshops. My friend Angela Noble is coming with me. I expect to come home exhausted but full of ideas. ¬†Any suggestions from readers for must see things in any of these places would be gratefully received!