Various versions of a theme...

I am currently working on an assemblage piece with the theme of "By Definition", dealing with thoughts and issues surrounding womanhood, life, death, aging...It's been a joy to be working on this piece over the last three weeks, after coming through a very hectic time at my new job, coordinating classes for the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington.

I am using encaustic with paper mache torsos and dried rose buds, a "found" vintage trunk shelf, wire, quail eggs and other found objects. It has been a fascinating journey, and the piece "shape-shifts" every day. The mechanics of putting this piece together have been a real challenge! At one point, I was hanging shellac-dipped quail eggs from tree branches in my back yard, tending to the their "drying" process like any good mother hen might do.

I am hoping to finish this in time to enter into the National Collage Society's online juried show. What's next? Attaching the other two remaining torsos, and arranging the "veil"...it will be a two-person job for this task!


Fall is coming and it's time for Warm Wax Collage!

My next workshop, Warm Wax Collage, is coming up on September 7! I will be teaching this creative workshop at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington. It's a one-day class that is very popular. If you are interested in encaustic art or collage, and want to know about the basics of working with warm beeswax, this is the class for you! You may find aout more about the class, and register here:


or call 425-259-5050. I'll see you in class!