Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Retrospective

"Snow on the Mountain"
 "Always remember it's simply not an adventure worth telling
 if there aren't any dragons."  - Sarah Ban Breathnach
This month had its ups and downs.
I'm stronger I say, I'm strong! 
I'm not moved at all, nor shaken.
I'm resting in God's palm. 
Talking with Amy while Kathy paints near Medicine Creek
Just a quick hello.  I pray everyone is well and 
easing into the new season with grace.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Art Show in two days...

Last night, I hung my artwork on the walls while listening
 to the rehearsal of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."  

One of the actors set THE TREE! by my stuff,
  so I couldn't resist this shot.

This heart keeps "La Plume a Pois" company.

Girl with Full Moon (another special wood panel)

Sister I
I'm exhibiting 'old' and new works.
I enjoyed letting the natural beauty of
wood grain be seen through clear
encaustic medium (beeswax & tree resin).

The art show is two days away.
The main attraction though is
"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" :)
and I hear the house is sold out!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mignardises - An Encaustic Confection

La Plume a Pois


An Encaustic Confection!

Mignardises are bite-size desserts similar to petit fours.   

 Derived from the old French word, “Mignard” which means

either a small child, or graceful, pretty and delicate.

I create in the ancient wax-based Encaustic medium. 
 It’s the earliest form of paint - predating oil, fresco and tempera. 
 It was first used by the Greeks over 2,000 years ago.  The word encaustic 
 originates from the Greek word enkaustikos which means ‘to burn in’. 
 Encaustic medium is a combination of beeswax, crystallized tree resin and
 pigment.  I create my images by brushing layers of this molten wax on to 
wooden panels and fusing each layer with a heat gun.  

I enjoy working with Encaustic because the possibilities are endless 
and the wax itself is enormously sensual. The transparent and adhesive 
qualities of clear beeswax are ideal for creating my playful collages. 
  The bright and luminous quality of pigmented beeswax make the 
smallest pieces appear as delicious candies or Mignardises.

Exhibit opens September 11th at 7:00 pm

along with the opening of the musical, 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Lawton Community Theatre

1316 NW Bell

September 11 – 20, 2015

I'm very excited about my upcoming exhibit at the Lawton Community Theatre.  
Greg (musical directing) is still in rehearsal and I'm still finalizing my art pieces, 
but it's countdown time to the double feature!