The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Altered Book - Window to the Soul

Front Cover, Window to the Soul, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book, 2009


First Inside page, Window to the Soul, Encaustic Mixed Media Altered Book, 2009


Final page, shadow box, Window to the Soul, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 2009

This is a book I recently completed for an upcoming show, unfortunately, it was not accepted...but I still love it and wanted to share it with you all...I am truly enjoying the encaustic mixed media collage with the altered book medium. I guess you win some and loose some..this is the nature of being a full-time artist..and the rejections are a reality..makes us stronger and for me anyway, finding joy in what I do regardless is truly the essence of the journey. A strong reminder in the intentions behind our creative souls...enjoy your creativity.

9 comments:

Lumilyon said...

I love your work and really want to learn to play with encaustics!

Sweet Mess said...

I love the dark fall-ish colors in this one. The texture and depth of the encaustic mixed with the mixed media/book art is wonderful and mysterious Supria. Even if those particular judges didn't accept it, it surly is attaching itself to someone else's heart.

Jill said...

Supria, this book is stunning. I love the mystery to the eyes and the beauty of the plants and butterfly and flowers. Always remember, so many of the "great" artists work were not appreciated and "understood" until the end of their lives or for some, after their lives ended. Maybe there were so so many great pieces that they couldn't take all. But this altered book is really one of your truly beautiful works! You know sometimes things happen for a reason, and this is one of them. So, thanks for the opportunity to see this gorgeous artistic work you've created. It is really beautiful!

Supria Karmakar said...

Hi All: thanks so much for the lovely words of support and encouragement..these words are blessings received with gratitude....
your words made me smile : )
S

Kim said...

I think it's gorgeous Supria! Love the poppies(?) and the eyes on the cover. Encaustics and book arts! really it just doesn't get any better! LOL!

La Dolce Vita said...

Supria this is just spectacular work! it makes me want to try a book!

Studio Sylvia said...

Supria you are talented. The book has so many facets - colour, texture, content, emotion - to ponder, absorb and marvel.

Supria Karmakar said...

Wow thanks to all of you for your affirmations...makes me want to keep growing and playing : )...highly encourage the same..encaustics and books are great together....
blessings to you all,
S

artistamyjo said...

This is just a beautiful creation.
Some of the best work I've seen!