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, December 23, 2011

8 Days left when the LIKE and SHARE campaign closes on my Facebook Page - Enter for a chance to win

8 days left for the LIKE and Share campaign on my FACEBOOK page to close..if you haven't shared or liked this page yet to win an original piece of art work (two pieces are being given away),
do so today.... : ))

The announcement will be made on January 1st 2012 on my FACEBOOK a way to ring in the new year and to show my gratitude to so many of you who have supported my business....Also as an additional bonus for the remaining days of December, if you register and pay in full for an upcoming class, 20% will be taken off your registration fee...  Some spots remain in the following:

Sat. Jan. 14th Beginners - Level 1 Encaustic 10- 4
Sat. Jan. 21st Beyond Collage - Level 2 Encaustic 10- 4
Sat. Jan. 29th Texture Galore - Level 3 Encaustic 10- 4

Take advantage of this year end offer of 20% off registration fees.

Thank you for your blessings and support, with gratitude, Supria

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter Greetings Newsletter, UpTown Sparkle and Shine Opening this Friday November 25th 6:30 - 8:30 and 'the hive' Winter Solstice all encaustic exhibit

Uptown Gallery's new show, "Sparkle and Shine", opens Friday November 25th  p.m. come out to meet the artists and see the great work there.  I will be one of the featured artists for this show.

Another great place to visit, please join us for: The Winter Solstice Encaustic Show at 'the hive'!

What: an exhibit of small, exquisite encaustic paintings by:  Daniel Beirne, Andrea Bird, Supria Karmakar, Jane Longman, Elsa Mann and Tania Wycherley

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26th, from 1 - 4pm - join us for refreshements and to meet the artists - demonstrations of this ancient painting medium will be taking place during this time!

When: Saturday, November 26th until Sunday, December 18th

Where: Alton Mill Creative Centre, 'the hive' - Studio 201, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, ON

Hours:  November 26, 27: 10am - 5pm, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18th: 10am - 5pm or by appointment/chance.  Call 519-323-3437 to arrange an alternate time.

Just south of Orangeville, nestled in the Caledon Hills, the Alton Mill is a wonderful destination for a day or half-day trip ... a great place to enjoy the treats at Shaw's Creek Cafe, go for a hike on the trails, and/or do some holiday shopping.  We hope to see you there!

My Studio will be open for vistors Sat. Dec. 3rd and Sunday Dec. 4th 10- 4, come for refreshments, and see what's new.  For directions or map check out:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Call for Submissions - THE WAX BOOK: Altered, Repurposed, Remade...An exhibit that will take place at the Sixth International Encaustic Conference on the Cape Cod


The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade
To take place at the Sixth International Encaustic Conference

The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the book as a container, of ideas, thoughts, culture and narratives—especially now, as we are living in the ever growing digital culture and the reliance on communication devices such as the iPad, Kindle and iPhones.  This exhibit will take place from Thursday May 31st to Friday June 8, 2012, at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts as part of the Sixth International Encaustic Conference on Cape Cod.  The exhibit will bring focus on the history of the book as the original container of ideas and information, highlighting the tactile nature of books, their text, script, pages, paper, spine, cover, and the dimensional qualities of the book.

These artworks could be open or closed books, two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional constructs, with a sculptural or assemblage quality, highlighting text or not.    Mediums to be included will be encaustic and book parts with the optional inclusion of  mixed media and found objects.  The interpretation will be left with the artist.  The parameters of the artwork are to be an approximate size of 9 x 11 inches plus depth; works may be constructed to hang on the wall and/or rest on a pedestal or shelf.

DEADLINE:  Wednesday February 1st, 2012, (post-marked by midnight)
FEE: There is no fee to enter

  • You must be registered for The Conference by the entry deadline
  • You may send via E-Mail: 3-5 Images, 300 dpi, jpeg, maximum 1.8 MB each
  • Or via snail mail:  3-5 images, 300 dpi, jpeg, maximum 1.8 MB each, on a CD mailed to: Supria Karmakar, 501 St. Andrew Street East, Fergus, ON. N1M 1R7, Canada.  Marked Attention: "The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed, Remade";  your CD will not be returned
  • An image list with title, medium, size (height, width, & depth)
  • Please label your images in the following manner:  number- title – name of artist. i.e.:  01-waxbook-SammyD.jpg
  • A brief paragraph of your background and experience related to art (short bio.)
  • Include contact info: Name, mailing address, email, website, and phone number(s)
  • Questions? Contact Supria Karmakar at
Supria Karmakar is a visual artist who uses encaustic mixed media and altered book mediums within her artwork. She will demonstrate techniques for making altered books at the 6th International Encaustic Conference on June 3, and will teach a two-day Post-Conference workshop on June 6 and 7.  Additional info about the conference:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

BOOKS-BOOKS-BOOKS ...for the love of books....

Found this great site today.....check it out..if you love books, you have found a slice of heaven here....

Books are on the brain...I am excited about teaching "The Altered Book" at the 6th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, in June 2012....

Details about this session:  The Altered Book
This session will demonstrate how to create a work of art out of an old book, using including encaustic medium, pigment sticks, and a variety of collage elements, such as Japanese papers, found objects, mixed media and organics. Specifically discussed will be the types of books that can be altered, what to consider when choosing books, the binding, spine applications and the types of papers within the books. Many examples of finished altered books will be shared and examples of books that are problematic from a technical standpoint will also be shared with the audience. Supria will also show you her personal favorite: how to use mica as a window within the book cover.

Here is some more great information on this need to attend event - registration is open now... THE ENCAUSTIC CONFERENCE

Joanne Mattera founder & Director of the International Encaustic Conference & Cherie Mittenthal executive Director of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill are please to announce that Registration is now open.
Number Six!

Welcome to the Sixth International Encaustic Conference. This is a conference of firsts: the first annual event devoted to the serious study of encaustic; the first international event, drawing artists from the U.S. and Canada, plus Mexico, Latin America, Scandinavia, Europe, Australia, Norway and New Zealand; and the first event of its kind anywhere to place encaustic within the context of contemporary art. It’s also the largest encaustic conference anywhere. Allow us to kvell for a moment when we say that it draws the best teachers, the most talented artists, and nicest group of folks you’ll ever meet. And it has a Vendor Room that’s as close to heaven as you’ll find on earth.

The Conference, in co-production with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, now makes its home in one of the most beautiful locations on earth—Provincetown, at the tip of the great arm of Massachusetts. Opportunities for learning, sharing, networking, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship have grown each year. This year there are more talks and demos; an earlier start time; another Friday afternoon extravaganza—this year, Print-a-Palooza; an expanded Sunday morning Hotel Fair; and three days of Pre-Conference workshops in addition to the five days of Post-Con. The workshops will take place at Castle Hill in Truro.

Provincetown is a gallery town—it’s the oldest continuous art colony in the United States—and we expect to have an expanded range of exhibition opportunities. A number of galleries, excited by our presence last year, are eager to be part of the excitement. We’ll have our juried show at Kobalt Gallery again this year. And at Castle Hill we’ll have two invitational exhibitions: Cherie is curating an show of encaustic work on paper, while artist and teacher Supria Karmaker is organizing a small show of artists’ books.

So the short of it is that there’s much to learn, to do, to see, to experience. Pray for sun, but know that whatever the weather, this Conference promises to a bright spot in your art year.

-- Joanne Mattera, founder and director

-- Cherie Mittenthal, director, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Here are some much better photographs of these pieces...and a new piece Silver Essence, 36 x 36

"Silver Essence", Encaustic Mixed Media,  36 x 36, 2011

"Wide Open", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

"Listening to Heart's Whispers", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

"A Different Journey Knocking on My Heart", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

"Roots of Change Bloom", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A new series my heart is creating.......Heart Mapping Series

New Heart and Mapping Series, Encaustic Mixed Media, Sept. 2011

"Listening to My Heart's Whispers", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

"Roots of Change Bloom", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

"Wide Open", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12, 2011

"A different journey knocking on my heart", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6x 12, 2011

"Heart Dream #5", Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 6, 2011

"Golden Autumn", Encaustic Mixed Media, 8 x 8, 2011

New pedestals for the studio, tops made by Livio Finora...Thank you!

Another view from the side of the studio 

These photos above are a glimpse of my new work....I showed them at the Studio Tour this past weekend...they are sold, however, the customer, kindly agreed to let me get a professional shot of I can get them back on loan for a day or two next week...I often acknowledge in myself the process of creativity..this being one of creating within one's own psyche first, journalling, reflecting on the journey, then creating hands on, showing and selling (as I make a living doing this)...and on occasion if I haven't lived with work long enough, I find I might long or miss the pieces for a while...
It feels like this for these new heart and mapping pieces....a sense of attachment has developed...Could be that it is new work and I didn't get to live with them long enough, or that I haven't yet gotten them professionally photographed...the good news is the person who bought them, lives here locally, and has offered to let me have them back for the day to photograph them,...and I know I have more within me, to create more with this new heart & mapping series....
I wonder how other artists manage this process of letting go of their art work?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Elora-Fergus Studio Tour in Full Swing.....two weekends to visit...

The Elora-Fergus Studio Tour is in full swing, started this weekend, September 24th and 25th, was a great weekend, with lots of visitors, returning customers and wonderful friends and family to chat and mingle with...thanks for coming out this weekend.  The feedback was heart warming and really fosters my continued practice and growth in my art career...I am deeply appreciative of the support and positive feedback to my work.

Next weekend we do it all over again, it really is a great year to visit, it is the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Elora-Fergus Studio tour...and there are many great artists to visit...get inspired by and take home a treasure or two or more ......hope to see you this upcoming weekend ...same place and time, Sat. and Sunday 10- 5 at the studio.  Studio tour maps can be downloaded from the website or they can be found at the Elora Centre for the Arts and various locations in and around town, and the Toronto area.....

Look for these signs to know where there is a studio to pop into.....

Friday, September 16, 2011

Blaze of Colour opens at the UpTown Gallery today - 6-8 p.m.

Blaze of Colour exhibit opens at the UpTown Gallery today 6-8 p.m.

UpTown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square, 75 King Street South, Waterloo, ON  

Blaze of Colour features the works of artists Diane Eastham, Elaine Cowan, and Louise Marée as they celebrate the vibrancy of colour in different media.

Opening Reception is Friday, September 16th, from 6 to 8 pm Show runs from Friday, September 16th to Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Please come visit our lovely new space, meet the great artists and enjoy the show.....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Studio Tour Time - Come for a Visit..My Studio is Open to you, demos, refreshments, and lots more to savour.....

The Elora-Fergus Studio Tour is on again, this time we are celebrating the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Studio Tour...I will have my studio open each weekend of Sat & Sun. Sept. 24th and 25th and Sat. & Sun. Oct. 1st and 2nd, from 10- 5 open for you to visit, have some cider, refreshments, demonstrations in encaustics, collage and see some of my new work for show and sale.

Would love for you to pop in and stay a while ...... Supria's Designs Studio

The Group Show of all the artist's work is this Thurs. Sept. 15th at the Minarovich Gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts,  7:30 p.m.  Meet all the artists and see a lovely diverse selection of the work available to view in and around Elora, Fergus, Salem, Alma and more....

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How do you know when a piece of artwork is complete? ......

"Contemplating Toscana", Encaustic Mixed Media, 18 x 18 Framed, 2011

How do you know when a piece of art work is done? What are some things you do to know..?
I know sometimes I live with the work for a while, keep it somewhere I can view it often, and sometimes it becomes obvious what might be missing, or what might be needed...
Other times just putting it away and then coming back to it with 'fresh' eyes helps...
I would love to hear back from other artists on how they decide when a work is done or not....
This piece currently on exhibition at the Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, ON. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Fall Workshop Dates & Events

Interpid Flight, Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage, 34x 18, 2011

Soul Collage Workshop on Sat. September 17th, 2011, 10 to 4 p.m. with Heather Smeding.   INTRODUCTORY SOULCOLLAGE®

Creative, Nurturing & Fun!

Use magazine images to make small 5” X 7” cards that represent parts of your Self and speak to you [in sometimes surprising ways] from your own quiet wisdom. SoulCollage® is a powerful, intuitive collage/journaling process that you can continue to practice by yourself or in community as a way to help you answer life’s questions by accessing your inner ‘knowing’.

Heather Smeding is a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator and has been making her own cards since 2003. The book [‘A Hârmunee of Parts’] she created for the Orillia International Women’s Day Art Show is based on some of the 100+ SoulCollage® cards in her personal deck.

‘Each time I do SoulCollage®
 I find more of me to bring to my marriage, my parenting, my community, my life.....’

DATES: One-Day Encaustic Workshops - 10 to 4 p.m.  (Choose one of these dates and topics)
1.Sat. Sept. 10th The Encaustic - ‘Beginner’ (Level 1) 10-4 - Fergus
2.Sun. Sept. 18th The Encaustic -‘Beyond Collage’ (Level 2) 10- 4 Fergus
3.Sat. Oct. 15th The Encaustic - ‘Beginner’s’ (Level 1) 10-4 - Fergus
  1. 4.Sun. Oct. 16th The Encaustic - ‘Beyond Collage’ (Level 2) 10-4 Fergus
  2. 5.Sat. November 12th The Encaustic - ‘Texture Galore’ (Level 3) 10- 4 Fergus
  3. 6.Sun. November 13th The Encaustic - ‘Pushing the Boundaries’(Level 4) 10-4 Fergus
  4. 7.Sat. Dec. 3rd The Encaustic - ‘Beyond Collage’ (Level 2) 10-4 Fergus
  5. 8.Sun. Dec. 4th The Encaustic - ‘Texture Galore’ (Level 3) 10 - 4 Fergus
  6. 9.Sat. Dec. 10th The Encaustic - ‘Beginner’ (Level 1) 10-4 Fergus

DATES: Half -Day Encaustic Card Making Workshop 
  1. 1.Sat. November 5th 10- 2 p.m. Encaustic Card making
  2. 2.Sat. November 26th 1- 5 p.m. Encaustic Card making

5-week In-Depth Encaustic Course  Weds. Oct. 19th to November 16th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Fergus Studio

Detailed Descriptions of the Encaustic Play Shop Classes (one day format):
The Encaustic ‘Beginner’s’ (formally called Level 1 ) will cover an introduction to encaustic, basic fusing techniques, safety issues, use of collage materials, using various papers, handmade, heavier papers, archival tissue, layering and making your own encaustic medium.  
The Encaustic ‘Beyond Collage’ (formally Level 2 ) will cover the use of photocopy image transfers (black and white & colour), rub-ons, charcoal, oil pastels, wax pastels, using gold/copper/aluminum leaf, use of oil sticks, the encaustic iron and other hot tools.  
The Encaustic ‘Texture Galore’ (formally Level 3 ) will cover masking off areas, building raised areas with encaustics, building texture using dry brushing, stencils, use of stamps (wood and rubber), adding a crack technique, dry wall plaster, and other found objects to create more texture.
The Encaustic ‘Pushing the boundaries’ (Level 4) will cover using alcohol inks, water colour, indian inks, mica, glass and textiles and using drywall plaster into encaustics.
The Encaustic ‘Mono Printing’ (Level 5 )will cover Mono-printing on various japanese papers, using a hot-box and mono-printing with these papers and then including these mono-prints on wood substrates.  Then adding various textures on top to complete a two dimensional piece or to incorporate the encaustic papers into a book.  Mono-printing kit available for sale: includes an anodized aluminum plate (19 x 10 inches)& bamboo baren.

For more information on dates and fees visit :

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Random Joy and Inspiration....Taking oneself on an artist date....

Some images that inspire, bring random joy in the moment and feeds the artistic soul...... An old faded bicycle basket, my favourite horizon blue colour, like the sky and a nice rusty colour bike.....

Shadows and light.. I love how they play with each other to create magical patterns....

Old narly roots, beautiful like wrinkles them.....

Who says weeds aren't beautiful....they are to me....

Maps and journey which inspire the soul....I love using maps in my work....

Also inspiring is going to the a gallery and taking yourself out on an artist date, which I did recently to see the AGO Exhibit, on Abstract Expressionist New York, Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art, New York..highly encourage seeing this exhibit...only on until September 4th, 2011

A group photo of most of the masters...some of the women in the exhibit are not in this was great to see the women masters and their work...

Enjoy the exhibit if you get to go .....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What Happens to Art once it is sold...stories about the journey which keeps unfolding ....

"Window to the Soul" - Book Art, Encaustic and Mixed Media, 2009

"Window to the Soul" - Inside, Book Art, Encaustic and Mixed Media, 2009

Well, a funny thing happened to me a few weeks ago....I was preparing for the "Beyond the Cover", Beeswax meets Mica, Altered book, Encaustic Assemblage, a 3-day long summer art playshop....and I decided to stop into one of my favourite antique shops in Guelph, Chat Noir.....

I had to come back several times, as it wasn't opening until 11 am, and it was only 10 I did some errands, came back but it still wasn't open....Yet something kept pulling me to wait..and not dash back home, which was a half an hour north,...I needed to get into the store....For some reason there was a VERY STRONG pull to wait.....I thought it was for some delicious finds for new work....antique finds or so I thought....So I went off to do some more errands..then came back....

Finally at 12:30 the store opened...I asked the owner if I could come in though he was still setting up as I had to be back and had been waiting to get in...found some really cool things for my mixed media art work...but along with the finds I also found "Window to the Soul" my very own art work (above images)....At first I was taken I had sold this work back in 2009 at a collective gallery I belong was odd to see it here...and even more odd was the gamut of emotions I was feeling....

I went home after this,  reflecting at what the Universe was telling me...and discovered a few interesting messages.   First that our work after it leaves us has a journey to take and stories to unfold, sometimes or always, way beyond our control....It was interesting that this book was calling me back...and this preceded by a few days the of teaching a great summer intensive on making encaustic mixed media books to a great group of students....I decided I needed to buy it back.....

So I went back two days later and bought it to keep it with me a little longer...and it was great to share with the students.

The second message I got from this, was to not 'hold so precious' our work, to value and respect it yes, to share it and trust the unfolding journey it will will find its way to others sharing its message and beauty wherever it goes...and this one needed to be seen again by the Chat Noir's customers and to find me again.  I have decided I will hold onto it for a while and see what else and other wise things I might get from this book and the story that needs to unfold....

And once again it will find its way to someone else that needs to have it....

Interesting to me is how art resonates and shares even years after their birthing.....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two great guest artists teaching at Supria's Designs in the Fall - Learn more here

"Bee-Long", 2010, Encaustic, Image Transfer, Leaves, Seeds, Tea, 12 x 12

Tania Wycherley's art work above and below, encaustic mixed media using large image transfer techniques. 

"Eagle Lake 1", 2010 Encaustic, image transfer, leaves, seeds, tea, 24 x 30 

" Shirakaba", 2010 Encaustic, Image Transfer, Leaves, Seeds, Tea, glass beads, 18 x 24

For the longest time I have admired Tania's tree pieces..she has been one of the first people I know to use these tree images in a beautiful poetic manner and captures the light behind the trees and the magic of the forest.  I remember first setting my eyes on her beautiful work in 2007, and was so pleased when she wanted to do a trade with me for my work too.
She has only grown even better in doing what she does, fine tuning the 'image transfer process' using her own photographs and working large.  The image transfers she works on is larger than the 'standard' print size of 11 x 17.  She has demonstrated this technique at the Fifth International Encaustic Conference this year, 2011 and will be turning this great demo into a full blown day long hands on class at Supria's Designs, on Sat. Oct. 22nd.   For more on Tania Wycherley and her work visit her website.

Tania will be teaching the following class on Sat. Oct. 22nd 10- 4, space is limited, small class size to enhance the learning experience, creativity and fun - description below, to register or for more info.
email :

Advanced Image Transfer in Encaustic: Going Large with Tania Wycherley
This session will demonstrate how to transfer toner images that exceed the 11x17 inch paper size barrier. We will discuss computer software to help with sizing as well as printing options. Burnishing techniques to create near-seamless image connections as well as tools and tricks to blend any resulting lines will be demonstrated. Participants will then be guided through the steps in completing their own enlarged image on either an 18x14 or 16x16 sized panel.
Date: Sat. Oct. 22nd, 10 - 4 Fergus
Cost: $180/person all supplies provided including large birch panel

Another great opportunity arrives Sat.Sept. 17th, 10- 4 ...Heather Smeding, will be teaching "Soul Collage"

Introductory SoulCollage Workshop - Creative, Nurturing &
Use magazine images to make small 5” X 7” cards that represent parts of your Self and speak to you [in sometimes surprising ways] from your own quiet wisdom. SoulCollage® is a powerful, intuitive collage/journaling process that you can continue to practice by yourself or in community as a way to help you answer life’s questions by accessing your inner ‘knowing’.
Heather Smeding is a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator and has been making her own cards since 2003. The book [‘A Hârmunee of Parts’] she created for the Orillia International Women’s Day Art Show is based on some of the 100+ SoulCollage® cards in her personal deck.

Saturday September 17th, 10 - 4 at Supria’s Designs Studio in Fergus. $65/person, Email for more information and to register

‘Each time I do SoulCollage® I find more of me to bring to my marriage,
my parenting, my community, my life.....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cultivating - Wakefulness

"Cultivating", Encaustic Mixed Media, 12 x 12, 2011
Detail  below.  On exhibit at the Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, ON. 

"Everything supports wakefulness if you are willing to let yourself be awakened by tenderly yet consistently connecting through your senses.  Everything. But it requires a brave heart, and a mind that sees the folly in anything."

Recently, I lost my father, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, it has been a very surreal journey since that day...I never really know what the day will bring...There are ebbs and flows of emotions, and some days for sure are harder than others, for really no apparent isn't an anniversary, it isn't even a grey and gloomy day...but today of all days the sun is shining..yet cheer is vacant...
I do know even this is impermanent..and another day will bring another set of emotions..So today, I chose to write another story for myself, one of gentleness, non-expectation to create..."those burdening thoughts of I have to create, I have deadlines to meet"...I chose instead to putter, to be easy, share an ice cream with my daughter after school, walk by the river, look over some books, and I found a lovely gift....
A book called .... "The Heart and the Bottle" by Oliver is a children's book about a little girl who marvelled at the wonders of the world, the night sky, the curiosities of the world...until one day she was faced with something that took the wonder she chose to bottle up her heart, to protect it from the pains....until one day she realized she needed her heart...and another little girl younger than her was able to help her find it reminds me of this piece I created recently during this time...called "Cultivating" has within it bottles that contain some magical wonders of the universe..a glittery butterfly wing, seed pods that give life, sparkle beads, ancient hindu text, all of which remind me of my ancestors...All of which I chose to capture in a moment, in this time ....for me it is like holding onto the treasures of our good memories....but knowing I still have to let my heart feel all of it...vs. clinging to it 
I loved this book of 'hope' and human resiliency.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Art in the Yard 2011 - I will be there...come in for a visit and a chance to win something ....

I continue to really enjoy being part of Art in the Yard, Summer Art Show and Sale, Sat & Sunday July 9th and 10th....10  to 5 p.m.  I love the atmosphere, the music, the ice cream and other food treats, the kids activities are really wonderful and all the magnificent art too....
I will be there and would love to chat; this year I plan on doing demonstrations and will have lots to offer in terms of teaching classes, summer programs and a draw for the weekend...come out to visit me and fill in a ballot for draw to win a prize.

Hope to see you soon!

I am really excited about offering a week long encaustic intensive in the summer, August 22nd to August 26th, daily from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. If you ever wanted to learn all the encaustic techniques from beginner techniques to the more advanced techniques..I have the program for you...more information on my website

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Glimpse of the "Changing Surfaces" exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery, Runs Until June 26th

"The Collector", Encaustic Mixed Media, 12 x 24, 2011

"Intuitively Guided", Encaustic Mixed Media, 18 x 34, 2011

"Darling Yellow", Encaustic Mixed Media, 8 x8 , 2011

"Writing a New Chapter", Encaustic Mixed Media, 12 x 24, 2011