Sunday, July 14, 2013

art & rain this weekend

'Walking on Water', encaustic mixed media on panel
 i'm very happy with how this pieice turned out. 
i included special beach stones that i collected in maine.
also trying a new panel format. 

'Rain,' encaustic mixed media on panel
 i was also pleased with this work. this is the first of its kind
as far as showing the wood grain and the 'house' form cut.
i included vintage jewelry and indian blanket petals.
the lady is actually a lucian freud, if you're one of his fans,
you'd recognize it - the other eye is a boticelli. 
with so much 'borrowed' from favorite artists,
i'm keeping her. i rather like her.

 a bird hit our window the other day - but when greg & i went out to investigate 
there was no trace of it,,, except its imprint on our window,,, 
do you see it? very bizarre and beautiful.

 there's a little bit of magic outside the door every day....

we've also had lots of rain and much cooler temps.
can this really be oklahoma?!?  i'm not complaining though.

right outside my studio door....

and i have succumbed to the ultimate kitsch,,,
i had these johnny depp mugs made at walgreens!
greg & have been enjoying our coffee and tea from these special cups.

from now on i'm making my own tortillas
give it a try - they are so easy and delicious

tortillas ("little cakes")

for 12 each or cut the recipe in half for 6 which i did.

3 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 c. oil (vegetable)
1 cup of warm water

in a bowl mix together the flour, salt & baking powder.  
pour in the oil and mix with your clean hands until it is well incorporated and crumbly.
pour in the water and combine until a dough forms.  
cover with a kitchen towel and allow to sit for 20-30 min.
divide the dough into 12 round pieces and roll out as thin as you can!
cook in a cast iron pan or non-stick pan on med. heat for a minute or two
on each side.  it will puff up a bit as you cook.

Have a great week y'all!


  1. Love the house-shaped piece... and that Picasso quote is a favorite. It seems the hot and humid weather is coming our way, which I'm NOT a fan of! Have a great week!

    1. Thank you, V. The humidity will do wonderfully strange things to your forest though... :)

  2. Encaustic is really such an interesting technique! I like your experiments!

    1. It is very interesting,,, it's messy too. You see the clean results.

  3. I've decided to start a new box of recipes called "Sweet Potatoe Pie! From Prairie Hill".
    I've so much been wanting to make my own torts since all we ever want is Mexican food!
    Thank you for this post!
    That Botticelli eye! With the petals raining down. She's very cool. Your encaustic....!!
    What a tiny lizard! Tody must be loving the rain.
    And, I'm jealous you get to have coffee with Johnny every morning. ;)

    1. Oh doooo make these tortillas. Your Mr. will love them!
      Tody hopped off with the rain! :( I miss his fat little grumpy bumpy cuteness
      around here! What will move in next though?