Wendy and I took a break from waxing and dashed off to Half Moon Bay today....passing some lovely views
dont these people have jobs ???
aaaah, the beauty of California and the lovely weather !
We stopped at a goat farm....uh huh...you read that right...
BUTT...it was fun (and smelly!!)
they had a dynamite shop where you could buy all sorts of stuff made from goat.... cheeses especially. We loaded up!!
and they had amazing views
OK..I could do without the flies....
and beautiful flowers
and, an amazing room upstairs with this wonderful huge banquet table and chairs for parties
and then it was onward to Half Moon Bay for shopping (notice I didn't say "BUY")...I SWEAR !!!
(shoulda bought !)
(not anyone I know!!)
Love the encaustic art pieces from our friend Roberta Lee Woods...for sale at Adobe
at a faaaaaahbulous sushi restaurant with the most beautiful aesthetic design EVER...
I feel like I should go home and re-do my house !!! LOL
The ceiling blew me away
and...wait....the sink in the bathroom took the cake!!! No..it's NOT the toilet despite the shape !!
then....as we drifted into different shops we caught a young man making letterpress stationery
you dont see that art very often !
Now I did promise to share some more waxy wonders..
Wendy takes enormous care when working with paint sticks.
There is a great safety to be appreciated because all of these sticks contain pigment (like oil paint) , some of which can pass through skin cells and make you sick.
so, when she works with them, (like applying them to a waxed piece) she wears gloves
and when she wipes the paint away with linseed oil
She not only wears gloves but disposes of the gloves and paper in a safe manner. Once the oils touch the paper that she uses to wipe the color away it becomes combustible.
WaxWorksWest gives a 10 minute safety explanation before every class.
here Wendy 'buried' some patterns and transfers into layers of wax
another waxy wonder
Tomorrow might just be family day with my sister in law, niece and nephew...
if you come back, you'll find out !