As far as the art goes, I am still in the throes of making and using acrylic skins. I love the way the gloss medium allows you to see through them to the layers beneath. It is fascinating to me.
I have been experimenting with painting on Dura Lar but I really don't have the hang of it yet. If you want to see someone who does have the hang of it check out the work of Mary Zeran. I first "met" her in one of my online classes and have been following her work ever since. She paints on huge sheets of the stuff! I like the way the color is so pure on the Dura Lar. Nothing at all to influence the color. I like to keep trying new mediums and substrates. Keeps me on my toes!
Well, enjoy the long weekend everyone!