Today came on cool and overcast, reminding us that the warm days are numbered.
Bought some striped linen and made one of those cross-back aprons from a pattern I made up myself. Put some big old pockets on it and there you go! Always wanted one of these. It didn't take long at all.
It was a huge year for figs so I decided to make Fig Newton cookies off a recipe I found online.
First you mash up ripe figs.
They turned out awesomely and tasted just like the ones in the store. Well, better. They didn't even last a day.
Up in the right hand corner you'll see the book Encaustic Revelation. It was written by all the teachers from EncaustiCamp (Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch is the listed author). I photographed some of the pages from my section. I think it's a pretty good reference book for encaustic artists and will show you some techniques you won't find anywhere else.
Journal pages. Every day. I love my journal.
This is what I've been doing more of.
Exploring non-representational painting.
Even my DH thinks that I'm cracked and that these paintings look like the work of a monkey.
But getting them to satisfy me is the biggest challenge I've ever faced. There is no standard to guide you. No one to tell you if it's brilliant or ridiculous.
Gosh but it's fun when it isn't infuriating.
Anyway, here they are.
I think if I do enough of them they'll show me what I'm trying to discover.
It's like a treasure hunt.
For the second time this year I'm packing my bags for Oaxaca. I'll try to get back one more time before I go. Thank you for stopping by.