There were hundreds of companies and thousands of wonderful products at CHA's Winter Trade Show last weekend, but I spent most of my time visiting the Ranger and Ideology booths - soaking up information and techniques from the inimitable Tim Holtz.
Though I don't do a lot of what he does art-wise, I love many of his products - Distress Ink has been a mainstay in my art arsenal since 2005. Above - examples using this year's new Distress Paints.
And he is a natural at demo-ing his stuff. He loves what he does and it shows. Still smiling and personable after 4 straight days of non-stop CHAing. Gracious about people taking pictures and videos and signing autographs.
It was fun to get to watch him in person and to be able to ask questions and talk about art.