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, December 30, 2010

Celebration Time - Also Time on Envision, Dream, Fly and Sing the new year in, 2011 welcome...

Celebration Time - FLY, encaustic mixed media collage, 5 x5

Time to celebrate, celebrate the year we have had, all the blessings, gifts, memories, and the time that is turning...2011 is upon us and it is now time to envision, your life as you would like it to be in the year is about to turn I think about doing another vision board and D-R-e-a-M .....

D-R-e-a-M, encaustic mixed media collage, 5 x5

 Sing, encaustic mixed media collage, 5 x 5 

Finding new memories to sing about and cherish, to focus on happy thoughts, love, and gratitude...
And with these thoughts I send all of you wishes for joy, love and blessings for 2011..thank you for continuing to visit me here and keeping me company in my artistic adventures....

I am excited about the new year, all the POSSIBILITIES, and happy times...and with those moments of contrast..which are part of life...I wish to seek courage, strength and more character emerge like a butterfly or bird singing.....embracing the 'moment'

With love - wishing you all a happy NEW YEAR....

Also don't forget the great workshop line up coming up starting in January...
Starting with the Level 1 encaustic workshop Jan. 16th and 23rd Sunday, 10 - 4 and the encaustic card making workshop Jan. 22nd Sat. and February 6th 1- 430 p.m.
Level 3 almost full on Sunday Jan. 30th. 10 - 4
Also five week formats starting end of January, for more information visit:

Register here:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Taking one's own path....

Jester's Chasing Fancy, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 6 x 6, 2010

Wonder, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 6 x 6, 2010

" There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn't matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong." ~ Hindu Teaching

Taking your Own Path

Our realities differ from one another, therefore, our perceptions can be different too.  This reminds me then, that there is no wrong vs. right way of doing things, only that the choices we make can lead to different paths, there are a variety of perspectives that can enrich our lives and each other.  So instead, I am choosing to really listen to your perspectives, to respect them, to understand and to accept the diversity in our human experience.  Essentially, I wish this for us over the seasons festivities, an embracing of our diversity, our lives, our choices and that LOVE is the sole unifier.  Wishing you all love, joy and peace.  I am grateful for my blessings and wish many blessings in your life too.
Here's to a new paths in 2011 one full of adventure, love, magic, joy and abundance.

Here is a listing of my Winter Offerings for creativity:

Some Winter Fun Filled Art Programs for your ‘soul rejuvenation’

A Special half-day Encaustic Card Making Workshop
A great way to spend time with a friend, or family members creating one of a kind encaustic cards/miniatures.  
Saturday Jan. 22nd OR
Sunday February 6th, 1 - 4:30

$85/person at the Fergus studio.  
These can be framed and enjoyed for a long time.  

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE - give the gift of art.  Certificates can be for product or services such as art workshops. 

One-Day Encaustic Workshops:
Level 1 January 16th 10 - 4
Level 1 January 23rd 10- 4
Level 3 January 30th 10 - 4 (few spots left)
Fergus Location

Five - Week Program Format:
Fridays January 28th to Feb. 25th 10 - 1 p.m. Fergus Studio

Thursday January 27th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. to Feb. 24th, Fergus Studio
* 5-week intensive program fee is $280/all supplies provided.  1 day workshop fee is $160/all supplies provided
Returning students receive a 10% discount on their registration fee
OR Register with another person receive a 10% discount 
OR Register for both Level 1& 2 receive 20% off total registration fee
Studio Share dates will continue to run in 2011 for Fridays 1:30 - 5p.m.  Let me know if you are interested. 
For More Details Check

Or ask me about a custom art and creative workshop!