I live in an Encaustic wasteland. Yep- I have to drive down to Miami or order online for supplies. I don’t mind the drive- but that art supply store only carries the smaller cakes of RF paints that I use, or they are out of stock. So instead of wasting time, I have to order online. It would be nice to have a local place, that when the urge hits, I could just run out and pick what I want.
But for panels and all the other supplies, I can manage with my local sources. This video I give a tour of Miami and the supplies and companies I use.