Here is some of the class work from the Cold Wax Group that met at Atelier SE over the weekend. Many of the attendees were members of the local encaustic group and so the transition to cold wax for them was a snap. We all got messy.
We only had two days together so many of our pieces were unfinished but it was impressive how many layers we were able to get down and I think these images speak for themselves regarding the high level of work that emerged.
I love to come to the classroom early and get everything prepared well in advance. The quiet room. Waiting. It's a time when I align myself with my intention to encourage. We all have the ability. We just need the courage.
Sometimes we undervalue the work we produce.
A couple of years ago when I was facing one particular surgery that could have left me without the ability to create any longer, I walked through my studio and realized with surprise that everything I had made was suddenly holy. Maybe the last things I would ever make.
It puts things in a new light.
Suddenly you think about the time you wasted being critical of your work, your love of materials, your sincere efforts to give.
Really. The futility of being so hard on yourself.
We ate lunch right next door both days. Sharing our thoughts over lunch was another precious experience.
It was all so beautiful. Thank you dear friends for joining me as we explored in unison. Paint, color and expression. It lifts me over every difficulty, it surely does. xo