I've had the great fortune to be summoned by my publisher to shoot two DVDs in encaustic techniques~A dream! A coup! An every man's fantasy come true! It nearly killed me. Don't get me wrong; I love getting the information on encaustic out there for artists to indulge in and am still in awe of the fact that I am being honored with the opportunity to be doing this-But I do not like standing in front of cameras, bright hot lights and four intense faces awaiting the spilling of my wisdom to be captured by their editing prowess. Gasp. Two days of this grueling endeavour left me drained of functional energy and yet slightly exhilarated at the realization that I pulled it off; I stood before the blank stare of the cyclopes audience and gave my best to the Lucite permanence of the video tape. I am thrilled to know the information will soon be out there~Artists will be able to use not only my book, but now one of the DVD's to get themselves around the assumed difficulties of encaustic painting. Between the book, these two DVD's and separately shot DVD in collage techniques hitting shelves after being shot in early 2008 through Creative Catalyst Productions, I am shouting to the masses my love of encaustic; putting my 'stamp' if you will, on the diversity, wonder and sheer delight of working in this medium-And in following ones' heart passion to the exclusion of simply living. in love. trish.