Another new piece! I carved into encaustic wax and rubbed various colors of oil pastel into the lines. Soon to be offered in my Etsy shop! (click on image for FULL VIEW!)
New work! It was very satisfying to carve into encaustic wax, and rub into the lines with oil pastel...
Soon for sale in my Etsy shop! (click on image for FULL VIEW!)
Well, it is finally finished! I have created this shrine for the online auction to benefit Oaxacan street children, which will take place in March. (more details to come!)
Rebecca Brooks, a woman with a very big heart and extreme love of Latino culture, is organizing this fabulous event again this year. If you are interested in donating a cigar box shrine for this event, there is still time, and you can contact her thorugh her wonderful blog, "Recuerda Mi Corazone".
I have a very special place in my heart for the people of Oaxaca, especially the children. If you would like to see some of my photos of my trip there in 2007, please visit my Flickr site. I will keep you posted on more details of this fabulous auction as I receive more information.
Sat 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm, 2/27 only, Location: University of washington/Seattle Campus
General Public: $50,UW Students: $32
Register: call 206-68-LEARN, or visit http://exco.org (ASUW Experimental College)
Well, we were up to our "knees" in warm beeswax and collage items last Saturday, during my "Beeswax Valentines" class in Everett, Washington. Here are some photos of some of the students at work. (Great stuff, right?)
I'll be teaching another beeswax collage class on April 10, in Edmonds, Wa. Stay tuned!
I'm struggling with both today! But I'm going to keep trying. I'm doing this as part of LK Ludwig's online journaling class, "Point and Shoot: Poetry and Dreams". Here is my attempt at haiku to accompany this photo I recently took at the Seattle Flower Conservatory:
Searching out the light
Dark secret center hidden-
Winter waits outside.
Filtered sun through glass
Aloe quietly breathing-
Winter stalks outside.
Facing winter's light
Quiet breathing in the 'womb':
Dark secret hidden.
-- by Kathy Lette, novelist, wonders whether marriage has had its day.
(Of course, we need our men and we love our men, but this gave me a much-needed belly-laugh today! And, the mental picture is even funnier.) Quote: Copyright Kathy Lette
I just had an amazing and visually stunning weekend! The movie "Avatar", even though the story has been told hundreds of times, is a "must-see" for anyone who loves visually creative masterpieces. This film truly fits the bill. Some of the animated scenes were so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes...
To top it all off, I was very privileged to be able to attend a performance by the Peking Acrobats, right here in my own little hometown in Washington state--and did not even have to pay for parking! Again, gorgeous colors and movement, especially from just three rows back! When they come back to the Seattle area, DON'T miss them!!