Monday, December 12, 2011

Collage class video

As promised, here is a video I made from the collage class I held at Library Allard in St. Georges MB. I think everyone had fun, I sure did. 

Can you believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! I can't. xo

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mixed Media Encaustic

Well, it has gotten cold here and it is pretty much impossible for me to do the encaustic painting. I just don't have decent ventilation. One thing I did do however, since it is just one little pot of wax to warm, is to wax one of my old unfinished watercolors and engrave details into the wax. I used a raw amber paint to rub into the engravings to bring out the detailing. It was really fun.

 And here is a close up of the detailing on the trees.

 We started Christmas decorating last night. I find it so hard to get into the spirit when the weather has been so weird. We really don't have much snow and that is not really the norm. I remember one Dec 5th the weather getting so warm that the snow began to melt but, we must have had about a foot and a half of snow already! I have said it before and I am going to say it here. I think that the tsunami's and the earthquake in Japan.... the earth has shifted or something and the axis is different and has changed the seasons. Our fall lasts longer, spring takes longer to get here. Just weird.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.