I found this quote on tumblr and thought it would be
"a beautiful way" to begin this post.
I found this quote on tumblr and thought it would be a beautiful way to begin this post.
The last few last week has been so refreshing for me, my son has been home from college and we have had such a sweet time with him and some dear family friends. I have spent little time on the computer, just soaking up Thanksgiving and reflecting quietly. I didn't even mind cooking this year, or the huge mess.
I have been expressing this quietness in my art, and paying attention to details, textures and soft colors.
The background of this drawing was covered with light brown tissue paper which I scraped over with gesso.
This is an five by seven inch encustic painting and collage that was inspired by this from 1874. We have Curlews here too.
I am still intrigued by black windows, to me they are like views into the night. This is another encaustic, four inches by four inches.
Together on my work table.
One thing beautiful about encaustics is the way colors change with the light or the angle they are photographed.
I have been working on this little book, sewing into it my experiments with stiching, wax, texture and eco-dyeing.
These are the fields across the river that I look out on as I walk with my dogs.
And I have saved some wonderful news for last! I can attest that dreams can come true! One of my biggest dreams has been to teach art workshops, which I have been since June of this year. I have now been accepted to teach two workshops at ART IS...YOU in Petaluma in September, 2013!!
You can read about myself and the faculty here!
People are encouraged to register their intent early, this gives an opportunity to secure the workshops that they really want. Workshops, including mine will be on line in late December.
A special thank you to Sallianne and Ellen for giving me this chance to spread my wings and join them in the beautiful Petaluma wine country next autumn.
Read all about my next on-line workshop, The Thread That Weaves, that will begin in January.
There is a special deal if you sign up before December 10th!
If you would like to sign up please email me at:
And you can see the beautiful artist books from my students from my last workshop here.
I am also beginning a mentoring project that you can read about here. I just have a few space left. This project is called "Let Your Light Shine" and I would love to help you find your light in your art and creativity.
Email me if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org