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Saturday, April 18, 2009

IEA Meeting & Karl's Cupcake

Just a quickie run-through of the meeting at Andrea's last night. In the first photo Natasia is flambe-ing some marshmallow chicks for some wacky kind of Easter S'Mores. Encaustic artists carry their propane torches everywhere!

Three photos of the attendees. I think I counted 14 of us gathered in Andrea's beautiful studio.

You can barely see the bottom portions of Andrea's latest work. I can't rave enough about her work, technique and knowledge of the art of encaustic.

Plus her studio is a reflection of her disposition; organized, methodical, spare and elegant. *sigh*. Maybe in another lifetime.

This is Amy Stoner's encaustic dessert. She has a blog here.

Andrea's piece.

And now for the piece de resistance; Karl's Cupcake. Oh my cheese and crackers, I just about picked it up and took a bite before I realized it was 100% wax. That's right, plate, cake, icing and candle; WAX. He gets my trophy. Check it out.

Hand dipped candle. Comes right out of the cupcake.


Cupcake formed on a wooden base. And yes, the plate is wax too. When I searched for a link to Karl I discovered he has a new (to me) blog too (go here now!) where he shows beautiful photos of his studio and some of his wax techniques. Right away it solved a problem I've had with getting my wax to pop out of the muffin tins; he cleverly uses silicon cupcake papers. Let's go shopping. So thank you Karl, well done!!

4 comments:

Cheryl Prater said...

Yummy wax, Judy. fyi the link to Amy's blog had an error in it. I found it and snooped around but you might want to fix it for other people who aren't so nosy and OCD. : ) xoxox

Candace said...

I would have gone right for the cupcake too. lol. Thank you for sharing the meeting with us all. Went to Karl's blog and all I can say is wow!

Candace x

Amy Stoner said...

Wow, I am glad that my art looks cuter than the photo of myself looks like! Why can't I be just a TAD more photogenic! :) Thanks for sharing all the wonders of the meeting, plus Nat's torch excitement, as I missed that!

grrl+dog said...

I am sitting here amazed as I thought it was a yummy edible. Now I'm hungry...