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, April 9, 2010

What's on the Horizon - Changes, Growth and Possibilities


"Just Arrived", 2010 Encaustic Mixed Media Collage 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 



Well, lots of changes are on the horizon....I guess that is what is to be expected with the changing of seasons...much like spring, I am choosing to view these family changes as possibilities to open new doors, for growth...like seeds for new life, new beginnings...
Perhaps that is why a lot of my new work is depicting seeds...seedpods, bulbs, tulips, birds etc. All of which symbolize birth, growth, and the ever changing of life like the seasons.

After a year long search for a new job, Jeff, my husband/life partner has found work..What a relief..but the bittersweet thing is that it is FAR...and it means a real look at where this will take us as a family....one moment at a time is the mantra I repeat in my mind, spirit and heart...perhaps this will open new doors, new adventures...we will see....

Other things on the horizon are: new teaching schedule, for spring and summer anyway...New dates are posted on my website...As usual I am excited about teaching and look forward to the spring and summer sessions...the one addition this year is a WEEK LONG Altered BOOKS program I am offering in the Summer in July...can't wait..students have already signed up but there are a few spots left.
The altered books format with encaustics is really beckoning me..and I am happy to announce that I have been accepted to show a piece of work at the second WAX LIBRIS II exhibit at the Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverley,Mass. this June..the piece is called "Ponder"...it too has seeds, pods, and organics symbolizing birth, growth, possibilities.....take a look....



"Ponder", Encaustic Mixed Media Collage Book Structure, 2010, 10 x 12 x 2 (closed)




Detail of bottles in "Ponder", 2010 Encaustic Mixed Media Collage Book Structure


8 comments:

Melizza said...

hi Supria! I am preparing for an altered book workshop, and visited your site today...would like to include you in my references and artists to look at! I hope you are doing well. Many blessings to you...lots of changes and excitement here too...Melissa

Rita vindedzis said...

Congratulations on Jeff's new job. A year long search is too long and I hope the logistics work out for the positive. I love your new piece "Just Arrived" as I love all your beautiful work. I posted your pages in my book today. Changes are plenty in your life-all the best Supria. xo

An Altered Life said...

Oh, I love, love, LOVE the Ponder piece, you are so amazing with what you come up with.

Poetic Artist said...

Always enjoy your work. Wow that would be wonderful a week long workshop..
I am glad your husband has a new job. It could be a new journey.
Katelen

La Dolce Vita said...

ohhh I love your Ponder piece just yummy!

Seth said...

Congratulations on being in the show. Ponder is definitely a show stopper -- and I bet is even better in person. Love Just Arrived too!

Supria Karmakar said...

Thanks for visiting....Melizza for sure please do refer people to my site...for your workshop...
Rita your blog posts were awesome to see...
Love visiting all your sites..thanks for doing what you do and for sharing
supria

Michele said...

This is so beautiful and creative! Lovely work! Btw I found you from Kelly Rae's class. :)