Every day was non-stop activity from nearly dawn to dusk. River walking before breakfast? Why yes, please. Lectures after lunch? But of course. Slideshows after dinner? Absolutely. The jade workshop was a phenomenal introduction to the stone and the tools to work it – all new to me. Deborah is a superb artist and teacher, and I was privileged to spend five days learning from her. Beyond the jade tent? Lectures, instruction, work time, demonstrations, visiting other artists at work, vendors... an amazing and never ending smorgasbord of riches. I came home with an extra stone or two (certainly more jade) than I had planned! I learned many new names, made new friends, was introduced to new tools and techniques, and returned home energized to create more art.