Monday, March 16, 2009
My first attempts at Encaustic Art
I was horrified when I saw my Birthday photo and realised once again that longer hair really doesn't suit me. One of my daughters in law is my hairdresser and she cut it for me Friday evening and I feel 10 years younger (as I always do after a haircut). So I asked my husband to take this photo of me today. I'm usually on the other side of the camera. Do I look more like myself now Jackie? (BG)
Below are the pieces that pleased me most. The first one has been transferred to fabric and did not transfer very well as I obviously didn't use enough coloured wax.
I'm very pleased with the two below. the tree was put there to camouflage a spoilt bird and I think it's a good addition to the painting.
The one above is fantasy art and I'm going to enjoy these as I can look for unexpected images to play with. But my favourite one of all is this little bookmark which accidentally turned out to look like a sunset with stormy clouds gathering overhead.
I went to Chester today and met an old friend I hadn't seen for years who has a Craft Shop in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, UK. She also has an on line shop here Crafters Corner and I said I'd give her a mention on the blog. Please go and have a look.