Sunday, October 30, 2011

I made a little video of the painting I did a while ago, "All Her Dresses". Here it is as promised.

Still trying to work on my encaustic course which I am two weeks behind on, ouch. Will post some work if I get some done.

Hope all are well.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

My first encaustic painting!

Don't laugh. This is harder than it looks. I keep thinking what the heck did I get myself into! My first lesson (a week ago), and I am a week behind, was excavation. I um.... keep mistakenly calling it excretion. Yeah, really not the correct word in so many ways. At least I get a good laugh at myself every time I do it.

I am so not sure if I like it and it totally did not turn out the way I expected but I guess that is the point. Usually you learn through trial and error. 

It is called excavation because you put layer upon layer in different depths and then scrape some of the surface away to reveal the colors underneath. Cool and frustrating all at the same time. Oh well, will get the hang of it I am sure by the time I am ready to move on! hahah!
Hope your weekend is going great.


Friday, October 21, 2011


I have some candy posted over at my stamp blog. There are some stamps and ink pads and other goodies that could easily be incorporated into a canvas. Go and

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Me 'n' dresses...

So, anyone who really knows me knows that... I don't wear dresses. Nope. I just feel silly in them. Not that I don't love them, not that I did not love making them for my daughter. Love them! Just not on me. My mom had this little pant suit for me to wear at church on Sunday's because I refused to wear a dress, little tomboy that I was.

This is a little study I did for  a collection I am working on. Actually, it is one thing I want to mention while I am here. I am working on some new stuff, really exciting, and I am going to be starting an online encaustic class on the 17th with Judy Wise. I am so excited about it but I am also realizing that I need to reorganize my studio so I can actually work in it. sheesh. This means unfortunately that I wont' be here much. I did video the work I did on this piece and I am going to try to get it edited and posted. Other than that, I will be MIA. Hope you stay with me till I am back. XO!

the fairy!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For my not so little girl....

This year we chose to send our daughter off to stay with her Aunt and Uncle during the week to attend another school, she comes home for the weekends. It was a difficult decision for us and now a month in, I think for all of us, loneliness has set in. The kid who couldn't wait to go and have fun is starting to miss the comfort of being home. We miss her too. I decided to make her a little painting to take with her so she can hopefully feel encouraged to push through when she feels down. I wanted her to know that she is special, especially to us. Here is the canvas I made her.
I am still in my weird place of overwhelmed indecision, which is a bit frustrating. I am also just getting over being sick with NO creative time whatsoever. Dealing with the goings on of the kids, family, community etc. It's funny how you wake up one day and your life suddenly became complicated. Deep breath, push forward, thank God everyday for every moment and every blessing. It could ALWAYS be worse, and if you are that one who is the absolute worst case, my heart goes out to you and I send you hope, peace, and love.

the fairy.