First of all, I don’t really like to call what I do in my workshops “teaching.” I consider myself a guide – I lead others by being the first one to head down a path with only a general idea of where we’re going. As I journey with the other participants (I don’t really like to call them “students,”) together we discover all sorts of wonderful surprises. In my opinion, there are no mistakes. I know that may sound a bit cliché, but it’s true. I would never have known how it looks to mix the “wrong” colors or to place the horizon higher, or any of the infinite variations working with a group allows me to experience. My favorite part of the trip? Seeing the incredibly individual results at the end. Each work is unique and beautiful in its own way, and we all end up learning more than any one of us could alone.