Some Live Workshop News, and other ramblings !

If you are wanting to join me for some live workshop fun I have some upcoming dates to announce for Spring 2017 !

Where have I been ?
 I really don't watch tv that often . I have couple of shows I turn on and then turn it back off when they are in season( Game of Thrones ). 
I do have favorite movies that I totally geek out over and like as background while doing other things which include ANY BBC Jane Austin Masterpiece Classic, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Pirates . Odd lot I know. 

I heard about
 "Outlander "
 for the first time this weekend. 
Where in the world have I been? 
I am always the late comer to these things.
 The last to join in . 
I was hooked after watching the preview on Youtube .
Oh no, that's not a good sign ...
 It then took me 2 days to decide that when I finally got a free moment, "do I read the books first, or just watch the series ?"
 This tormented me all weekend until I finally decided that if I would read the books this summer when I have a bit more free time (wishful thinking ). I am the type that has extreme guilt over not reading the books first if they exist. But, I am also the type that will seclude myself until I am done with said book which there is rarely time for . 
 I got done with my work last night at 11pm . 
 Quickly threw the dishes in the dishwasher, 
and ran to my iPad to figure out how to purchase this  and download the first season. 

"I will just watch the first few minutes and then probably fall asleep." 

After finishing the 3rd episode... 

I physically forced myself away from my iPad so that I could get up 4 hours later and finish this post :) 
Needless to say I have formed a new geek out addiction, as I finish typing this listening to the soundtrack :) .

ok onto 
Workshop News 

 First off if you would like to experience 
"Encausticology Image Exploration " Workshop live ,
 I will be in Dayton Ohio March 25 for a one day workshop at Marco's Paper
presented by the fun ladies of "White Iris Arts" !
We will be exploring adding and transferring imagery to encaustic in multiple ways . 

 enhancing your own photographs with encaustic, or use vintage photos !


bring a painting to life
 by creating a brand new painting from an existing image.  

Enhance and alter  your own imagery or fun vintage photos. 

 Click here for details and registration at 

I will also be at 
in Columbus Ohio April 27-30
for these 3 workshops
Workshops will be posted on the Artiscape website in just a couple days ! 
for updates on their site for all workshop information.
If you are in the Mid West this is a wonderfully fun art retreat with over 50 workshops from artists all over the country spanning many different mediums. 

Encaustic and  Paper Magic !
Get ready for a journey and adventure into freeing your mind , and flexing you creative muscles in exploring the completely magical effects of encaustic and paper! Free yourself creatively, and allow yourself to express your emotion through intuitiveness, color and encaustic! Hot plate monotypes, hand painting , no brush painting, building layers of color, infusing the wax and rich pigments into gorgeous papers. No encaustic experience necessary, just bring your creative spirit, a positive attitude and get ready to create beautiful wax infused papers.

"Our House" 
Encaustic House Assemblage
Create a beautiful house sculpture and bring it to life with layers of rich encaustic pigment, handmade collage papers and elements.  Then create a beautiful  handmade journal  that can be detached . No encaustic knowledge necessary, just come and have fun!

Encaustic Mini Mask Assemblages Workshop 
Vintage Metal , Encaustic , What could be more fun ! 

 Assemblage and vintage found objects find their way into these magical encaustic 3D sculptures! In this workshop find out how to embed objects into the wax and build fantastical head dresses for these hand sculpted tribal masks and faces. You will create 2 masks entirely from scratch! Learn how to add colorants and texture to the wax, use encaustic as glue as well as sculpt your mask and manipulate your found objects into a pleasing structure. Fun workshop for metal lovers as well as encaustic!

Online Workshop News ! 
This is the first week in "Encausticology Paper Journey" 
and we are making our own encaustic paints and creating encaustic monotypes !

 You can join us any time. 
The next 6 weeks will be full off encaustic and paper exploration . 

Information for the workshop is on the "online workshop " page at the top of the blog, or in the Etsy shop . 

Encausticology Collage Journey

 WOW In "Encausticology Collage Journey" 
I received a photo of this fantastic magical  piece just before Christmas and had to share it with you !
This was done by artist Jill McDowell for the zipper collage week project . I absolutely love it . 

These lovely ladies all got  the "Encaustic Christmas"  
online workshop and then got together after to create the beautiful shellac burn ornaments and sent me the photos . I love when that happens !  

I believe these lovely shellac burned ornaments belong to Kathy Bernard 

If you have photos you would like to share from any of the 14 workshops please send them to me to share on the blog :)

and Have a wonderful week !
Happy Creating !

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