When I walked down the sidewalk to my first workshop with Judy Wise at Encausticamp almost a week ago I had no idea what to expect! This little daisy caught my eye.
How would I make this medium fit into my art? Like many others, I had no idea what was in for me, only that I thought the art of encaustics was magical and beautiful, mysterious and a little scary.
This woman, Trish Seggebruch, had a dream to share her love of encaustics with the world, and orchestrated EncaustiCamp 2011. The camp was creative, well organized, had amazing food. Everyone there was positive and helpful and filled to the brim with energy!
I soon discovered days of colorful hot wax, the smell of beeswax, new friendships and new experiences were awaiting me. The fear of the unknown quickly abided and soon I, like everyone else, was covered with wax!
This painting is by Anna.
Workstations were filled to the brim with supplies. Judy had us paint our faces upside down.
Bridgette taught us how to layer wax and make transfers.
Here are our beautiful teachers!
We were all so happy and exhausted.
Already looking towards next year.
This piece is by Don.
And these by Dianna.
And I don't know who made this book!
This is mine.
And another collage of mine using wax, plaster, tar and shellac.
I came home and spent all day yesterday playing with art. I made lots of backgrounds for collages or ?. Today I spread all my "stuff" all over my dining room table, then tidied it all up for a photo shoot.
And my art bag is patiently waiting for it's next adventure.
You wouldn't believe how much I can fit in here!
I have to say that I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked, but I was making ART, and my camera just sat on the table, sadly proud and forgotten.
So, I will leave you these links to websites/blogs with more photographs of EncaustiCamp 2011:
And, check out the art work of Michelle Belto and Chrystal Neubauer, two of the other amazing instructors!