A Very Special Thanks to the People who made this Experience possible in Moldova

Kate, Lauren, Ela, Tamara, and Sandu at the US Embassy -- who knew a good thing when they saw it - me!

Ela and Sandu -- for multiple trips to Tiraspol.     

Olga -- friend, translator, guide. Let's do it again.     

Mama and Papa Olga -- for a home-cooked meal that lasted a mere five hours     

The wonderful people from Tiraspol's school for the deaf     

Beetya, Victor, Andre, and Kola -- my most dedicated crew
Peter the Great -- for sharing a great secret

So many Young Painters -- whose names I never learned