Do you ever just not feel like going to work and being joyful? Sometimes joy can be a tough thing to muster up when life’s circumstances get in the way. Few know this as well as professional agent & entertainer Lori Hurley, who shares her own story in this issue about having Joy on the Job when you don’t feel like it! Also in this issue, we’ve started up a new series of Pro Q&A sessions, kicking off with our incredible cover artist Kristin Olsson! Kristin has also treated you all with not one but two beautiful step by step designs, in fitting with our spring theme of flowers and butterflies! Bianca Hannah also shares a step by step featuring some of the gorgeous calla lilies that she has become so well known for. Have you ever thought about taking on a daily or weekly painting challenge? In this issue we’ve interviewed 7 artists who have completed personal creative challenges. Read about their challenge’s highs and lows, and take in their advice…who knows, you may be inspired to kick off 2018 with a creative challenge of your own! Eight year old Puck Janssen of Holland is the subject of this issue’s Kid Artist Spotlight, and the poll question we’ve asked you all for this issue is, “what piece of advice do you wish you could go back and give yourself as a new painter?” We got so many great responses, we’ve dedicated two pages to the poll this issue!