My absolute favorite artist on the tour by far is Elyse Taylor, whose fantastic ongoing work, Growing, covers one wall of her studio. I can’t say enough good things about this work, or the rest of her work, so instead I’ll just point out that A) she’s an incredibly sweet lady who will welcome you to her studio if you email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and B) she sells at least some of her artwork for cheap. I bought an actual honest-to-goodness painting of about a foot square for twenty bucks. Beat that!
There’s much more than just Elyse Taylor on the tour. Today I hope to make it down to some of the far-flung studios that I didn’t visit last year.