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.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stretching my wings....getting ready to fly....


First step, "Poppies on tissue" - archival tissue paper, pen and 'caran d'ache' watersoluble wax pastels..these are so yummy and smooth to use....

I remember the days when I drew incessantly...those were the highschool days, when I dreamed of being a full time artist, going to college, doing my art degree etc...and then something changed....and I pursued another path...but after 16 years of that other social work path, I am back, stretching my artistic wings again and enjoying every minute of it...it has been three years as a full-time artist & facilitator... and now I am feeling another wave of change coming on...pushing my comfort zone to try and incorporate a few more of my own drawings into the work I do...so here is the first attempt....

I have found other forms of art since, that has given space for joy, creative outlet in collage ...but I haven't drawn a lot since then...I am now about to try and change that...one baby step at a time.

I found this great acid free archival tissue paper in the states when I was there for the Encaustic Painting Conference...and for a while now I have been dreaming of getting my pen and pencils out and to start doodling and drawing again...so that I can incorporate these images into my encaustic pieces...so here is the first..a poppy design I drew which I would like to embed into an encaustic piece...layered with other yummy images, patterns, texture etc.

I will keep a blog post going on the development of this piece ..here is the first step to the whole process... The magic of tissue is that it just melts away or disappears into the piece leaving your work, writing etc. vibrant...

3 comments:

jane longman said...

Wonderful Supria!

La Dolce Vita said...

funny how our plans changed eh? but so glad to be on the right path NOW!

Kerri said...

glad you're stretching your wings, and it sounds like you've experienced that before!

i look forward to seeing the development of this piece! :)