Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Continuing in Wax

Seeing as how I am really liking this new medium, I decided to skip the middle sizes and go straight to larger. This piece is about 12" x 15". It has many, many layers of wax to complete the process. I am quite pleased with the results. Manipulating the wax to form the eyes was tedious but worth it. I hope that the U.S. art collectors become interested in this "lost" medium and realize the time, talent and patience required to handle this technique. Seems this is a popular form in Europe and especially the United Kingdom, but just starting to be noticed a bit more in the States. By the way, I call this piece "Swimming in Thought".
Hope you are all enjoying your day. The weather is perfect here. I can hear the geese flying by honking away!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Playing with Hot Wax!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I have to admit my dangerous side loves the idea of molten wax sliding around on a page before me. I am experimenting right now and having a blast doing it. Anyone interested in learning more about this medium and technique, contact www.encausticrocks.com. While you are there, say hello to Steve, co-owner of the site ... very knowledgeable, helpful and just an all around nice guy! Their prices are competitive, service is impeccable and I love doing business with people I actually like! And if you decide you really want to learn more, purchase a video. Worth every penny with detailed instruction as you watch an actual work created from start to finish.
So that is my commercial for the day! Back to my studio! Peace to all...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yahoo ! I am finished!

It has been a while to get there but totally worth all the effort to rearrange and organize my studio. I actually can find things when I want them now. That is a new concept! I was so excited to be done that I just had to play with my encaustic technique a little bit. Here is my first one completed. I call it Quantum Joy.
Have an inspirational day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another tip-in

Jeri's theme was women with umbrellas. I had literally printed these beach beauties out several years ago hoping I would need them. I am actually surprised that I found them!

Greetings All,
I joined a new group on ZNE which focuses on Altered Books. Something new for me to learn and the first thing was a swap. This is called a tip-in which measured 10x 7, folded to make two 5 x 7 pages. Each person chose their wanted theme and one was Marie Antoinette. This is my tip-in for that theme. They were fun to make.
I received my first one of the swap from Patti and it is beautiful. I am going to make a small altered book to put all my received pages into.
My studio reorganization is coming along nicely albeit slow. I can finally see the twin guest bed in the corner again! LOL Progress means I can actually find supplies instead of wasting time looking for what I know I already have.
Hope your weather is as fabulous as the Atlanta area. It truly feels like spring is almost here. Peace to all.....