I was awarded my first artist residency: a week in a dune shack on Cape Cod National Seashore. I felt I needed some artistic guidance to develop the work created during the residency into a uniform body of work. A print project mentorship with Zea Mays was the perfect solution for me. Conversations with my mentor before the residency began triggered ideas and artwork created on site. Development of print imagery after the residency has been enhanced by further interaction; critiques, short demonstrations of print technique and color use tailored to me were extremely useful and gently steered me down my artistic path. We even came up with a new print technique!