Jan 19, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays , Dollar Store Haul , Workshop Excitement !

 Happy Wax on Wednesdays! 
I am actually going to get this one out to you on time this week . 
And , with everything that has been going on , that is something to be proud of :)
 My studio manager has been on and off sick again since before Christmas.
He has something in his lungs that is causing him to cough up blood in small amounts. I have been keeping home and at the Dr. about a million times and even an internal specialist but we have not solved the mystery yet. Today we start a round of medicine for "Lung Worm " Yuck !!!!
We are basically just checking off a list of things that it could possibly be. He has good days and yucky ones ,I am hoping he will be on the right track soon. 

I am holding off just a couple more days for the drawing for the slots in the Encausticology Collage Workshop!

You can still enter the drawing by leaving a comment on either of the last 2 posts :) I will announce the winners on Monday Morning ( 25th) . I wanted to have a chance to post a little video for the winners , because that is so much fun !! 

This week in Wax on Wednesdays ! Encaustic painting series , I am chatting a bit about what will be coming up in the next few weeks of videos before I begin this weeks project. 
Please feel free to leave a comment on the Youtube channel video, on your own finds, or if you tried the project, how did it go? Did you change it up? Did it give you another idea ? How are you enjoying your encaustic journey ? Etc . I love when a conversation gets started on the channel it makes it a lot of fun . 

Supplies I used this week:
Matches from dollar store
india ink
R and F encaustic medium
6x6x2" cradled board
Gorilla wood glue
the match book cover
oil sticks
graphite crayon 

To view the video directly on the Youtube Channel Click

EnCausticology Collage Online Workshop Begins January 31st !
Would you like to join me ?
Click on the "online workshop " page at the top of the blog to
see all of the details .


  1. Shari, I am so sorry to hear about your poor fur baby!! I do hope they find out soon what ails him and make him all better! Sending healing thoughts and wishes xx

    1. Thanks so much Jackie! He is on a new round of meds and perky this week , just trying to figure out the cause of it all.

  2. As always, I love your work. But more importantly, I'm very sorry about your fur baby being sick. Hang in there. Don't be afraid to ask questions and maybe even get a second opinion if you're not sure about the vet doing all they can. We've been through serious illness with all 6 canine family members we've had over the last 22 years. Fortunately we only had to change vets once 'cuz we didn't trust him. I hope your vet treats your baby like he is theirs and gives him exactly what he needs to get well.

    1. Thanks so much Michelle :) I did take him to the specialist last week but there are a lot of things it could be , I think we are narrowing the possibilities down now , and yes his regular vets are a husband and wife team and they have always been very good with them and the "worried Mom" :)

  3. Hoping all goes well with your dog! this was a fun post,thanks for all your encaustic videos!

    1. Thanks so much Victoria ! I am glad you are having fun with the Wax on Wednesdays :)

  4. Hello Shari, I am happy to have discovered your work via the YouTube channel! I have a dog named Mabel who I adore, so my heart goes out to you, it's awful to have a four legged friend who is sick! Thank you for sharing your knowledge on YouTube. I am fairly new to encaustic art, I took a class several years ago and bought the supplies but I never pursued my interest. Now I am and need I need inspiration and direction!

    1. Hi Debbie! I have always loved the name Mabel , yes they are best buddies aren't they ?
      I am so glad you are enjoying the Wax on Wednesdays ! series! Get those supplies out and have fun creating :))


Your comments mean so much.
Thanks for visiting with me:)