The winter 2017 issue’s cover is adorned with art by Suzanne Mykolajenko of Body Painting by Suzanne! In this issue we interview artists who have survived natural disasters, sharing a message of hope to those still picking up the pieces of their own lives and businesses. Artist, agent, and highly respected business coach Diane Spadola shares some valuable business advice regarding liability insurance, something necessary to build a professional business that protects everyone. Learn how to start up or participate in painting collaboration groups, as we interview Inspiration to Paint Creator Abbey Solideo, and feature artwork created by two collaboration groups, the “Swirlie Girlies” and “Face & Body Art Evolution.” We also feature the breathtaking camouflage paintings of Frederique Barieux, who so kindly offers you her own tips and suggestions when painting camouflage designs! Seven year old Ana Paula of Croatia is our Kid Artist Spotlight this issue! The poll in this issue asks artists how they utilize their slow season. In addition, we give you some tips for creating perfect candy cane stripes, 4 quick step by step snowflake designs, and a cute holiday panda bear.