Friday, May 31, 2013

Along Came A Bug

 Summer has definitely arrived and so have the bugs. This picnic is crawling with them!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Rust Prints and Gouache

Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun! Gouache always brings out the lighter side. The rust prints looked so randomly happy I thought they needed color and fun.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Secret Code Art/ Ancient Wisdom

Ancient Wisdom

I love the way this piece (encaustic on cradled board)came together. It started with a secret code book I found in a antique shop. I fell in love with the symbols on the cover of the small booklet and just knew it would somehow work it's way into my art. 

I decided to use the Chinese code written with walnut ink on a piece of handmade paper, can you decode what I wrote?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cold Wax /Oil and Wax

This winter when the studio window froze shut, I wasn't able to work with my encaustic (hot wax), you definitely need some exhaust system...mine is a window and fan.  This is when I discovered (through the magic of the blog world) cold wax! It could be used with oil paint which I love most and it didn't need to be fused yet allows you to create all kinds of texture.' Summer' was my first piece and once again I was in love!

Turquoise Dreams
Far & Away available on

'Far & Away' was the third piece I did and just had to add in the map , so technically it is a mixed media piece.

Night Fall


City Lights
Some of the blogs were I learned about Cold Wax are Jeane Myers at A R T I TRebecca Crowell at Rebecca Crowell and Judy Wise at Judy Wise.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Creativity/Action, Happy Moves

Happy Moves , Ink&Rust
Most of my art starts with some inspiration and then unfolds as things are put in motion.  I'm never sure when or where the inspiration will show up, but show up it does and when it does I recognize it instantly. Like a light blub turning on. Then the inspiration may sit for a while or it my be put into motion immediately. It is a natural process and works best when I don't force it. However nothing is ever produced unless I start, even if I start with something totally unrelated.  It must be put into motion to arrive at the destination.