These two encaustics I created yesterday. Between phone calls, a dentist appointment, all the odds and ends that nibble away at what little studio time I can carve out for myself. Of course when I chase everyone away I am lonely and entice them all to return; I am fickle with my time that way. Or most likely it is just difficult to balance out our various needs.
This second one is yummy in a way the photograph did not capture; it is translucent like those candy ribbons we used to get in our stockings at Christmas. Dreamsicle colors, the ones that make me smile.
And it's been awhile since I posted journal pages. I haven't been working in my journal as much; I will get to do some of that this weekend at Katie's class on Sunday at Innerstandings Studio. Katie is teaching both Saturday and Sunday and I think there is still room if you'd like to join us. She always inspires me; I'm really looking forward to this one.
Katie works large on detached pages and then assembles them into her journal after the fact. She is driving down today from her home along the Tahuya River; stopping along the way to pick up more goodies for our class. I love to think of her driving south in her wonderful old boat of a car, loaded as it always is to the gunnels with treasures that she collects.
She is the Goodwill Queen; always finds the best stuff that I for some reason do not yet have the talent for. I'm working at it though. I found a beautiful dhoti with my daughter earlier this week that I can wear in Arizona this August. That is my next teaching gig.
So this one makes me laugh; I hope it isn't too dark for some of you. It is my tongue in cheek statement on where mankind is headed if we don't change. For starters we need more birth control for women everywhere. Women like to see a few children fed instead of a lot of children hungry. Give us the tools and we will use them.
This was just another excuse to layer and scrape; my favorite pastime this week. It's soothing if a little hard on the hands. And so I leave you, hoping to get some hot wax going again today before I meet Katie and Diane and go see Jesse Reno painting a mural at an opening he's having downtown. Whew! Pictures of that and the weekend asap. Cheers.