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.....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love is being Alert....New exciting news about a summer program on encaustic books....

" It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ~Mother Teresa

"Love is being Alert.."

A wonderful friend of mine, gave me this great book...and today I found a nugget of joy I would like to share with you..
"You have to be alert to feel love of everything around you.  You have to be aware of everything that's around you to love, otherwise you will miss things.  You have to be alert to see the things that you love. You have to be alert to hear the sounds that you love.  You have to be alert to catch the beautiful smells of flowers as you walk past them.  You have to be alert to really taste the food you're eating and feel the fullness of the flavours......" By Rhonda Byrne from "the Power"
Here's to being alert in every moment..

On another very exciting note, I would like to announce a great new summer intensive program that a colleague and I have created ...

"Beyond the Cover: Beeswax Meets Mica, An Altered Book Assemblage"
An encaustic intensive class
Session 1: Thurs. July 21st, 2 p.m. to Sunday July 24th, Noon
Session 2: Monday July 25th, 2 pm. to Thurs. July 28th, Noon

Using the luminous elements of beeswax, the organic shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is birthed in a unique personal assemblage.

Together, Patrice Baker and Supria Karmakar will be altering books with you to create a unique piece of personal art. We will build spaces in the book to fill with your treasures and trinkets. We will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page within the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect.  Pulling the whole book together with the luscious quality of encaustic.  No experience is necessary.
$320 for 3 days of hands on fun, $75 supply fee; includes 2 Vegetarian lunches and 2 Vegetarian dinners by the fabulously talented, Resa Lent, chef and owner of Desert Rose in Elora.
Give yourself a creative retreat for three whole days - limited spots. To save your spot in this exciting summer creative session, or for a complete brochure for more information email:

1 comment:

lynda Howells said...

Wow..if l lived near you l would be first in the queuex good luck and have funx lynda