On my recent trip to Chicago my friend and I did two things, First we visited Kenneth Warren and Son Violins. The highlight of the trip was getting to examine a Stradivarius violin. It is not often that you see one much less get to examine it, how exciting.
The other reason we went to Chicago was to take an Ink and Arts Workshop for Copics. We learned so many different aspects of using the ink refills on paper and other surfaces to created interesting backgrounds and tiles.