I swear....I have so much stamina when I visit friends....It's possible I'm wearing them out !!!
....at home I could easily vegitate on the couch with a cuppa tea and a marathon of 'Law and Order' BUT...when I hop on that plane to see 'the wax girls' WOW...I am energized !!
I got to spend the morning with my friend Fanne Fernow,
another encaustic artist extraordinaire.
I am a Fanne fan !
Fanne of the "best medium in town" fame...
Fanne, owner of "Clairvoyant Encaustics" , makes the most wonderful purified beeswax and damar resin mix anywhere. AND SHE SHIPS folks !
her work is so different and so interesting, unlike most encaustic you've seen. Her series below is all poured wax and, the process by which she gets the deep sphere impressions is so amazing...alas.....I am sworn to secrecy !!!
but...they are FOR SALE !!!!
you can tell from her style that she has the patience of a saint to get all those teeny weeny dots to form the abstract.
and she does some very fun stuff too...all in wax...
I think her philosophy is incredible so I'm sharing her words here.."
My work is about prayer and meditation. I am not particularly religious, mind you, but I do believe that there is a holy presence in the world. A presence that is so amazing that our tiny little human minds cannot conceptualize it. I believe in the power of prayer, some would call it bringing our thoughts into our consciousness. I love mantras, repetition of sounds, images, ideas that with every beat become larger and more important. It is like prayer with a backbeat. I love iconography from many religions and spiritual paths. I am one who believes that each of us gets to figure out our own understanding of the holy. In my work I do not set out to tell you that. My goal is to show you what it all means to me and invite you to consider what it means to you."
Hopped over to
They too were having an encaustic show featuring the work of Linda Benenati
here with Wendy, and some of Lindas work...all done with wax !
Wisteria is a beautiful nursery with a remarkable gift shop...a perfect setting for an art showing
hats for sale too !!!
loved the extra large typewriter key letters
and, on the way home we took a brief detour to see "LOOT"
this darling little shop also had surprises going on inside
so....the aim is just to keep you inspired...
think of all the money I've saved you !!
tomorrow.....maybe BEADS !!!!!!!