I was in Long Beach CA for 5 days. A surreal experience as when I left to fly over it was 25 below here in Bemidji. There flowers were blooming- green grass- I was there to spend time with my art friends Brian Kassle http://apaperbear.wordpress.com/ and John Arbuckle http://artjuvenation.blogspot.com/ Brian was a terrific host- the three of us have been exchanging art for over 2 years and this was the first time we were all together. The three of us attended a workshop taught by Orly Avineri and Seth Apter. The workshop was titled If Walls Could Talk. The experience was nothing short of incredible. Seth and Orly are wonderful teachers. Spending time with my art brothers making art was a dream come true. I was also able to spend the day before and the day after the workshop art journaling with my friends. The first spread was done at Brian's house and the second one our friend Irene Rafeal hosted the art making. The photos are of my friends and two journal spreads I did while there. I was also able to connect with my dear friend Jacki Long.