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.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Navigating Heart - New Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage Work

"Navigating Heart", Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage, 24 x 24 x 3, 2012

"Navigating Heart", Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage, 24 x 24 x 3 - Detail of heart

Here is the first piece for 2012 and one that will be my title piece for the new exhibit at Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, "Navigating Heart" will open March 25th, 2- 4 p.m. 

A lot went into this piece, I sculpted my heart, left it open intentionally, and placed within it old love letters, a past story, and left room for new stories to unfold...The heart is layered with paper collage, maps, bengali letters/script, handmade paper.  Maps will be a common element in this new exhibit.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Navigating Heart Series - New Exhibit Opens March 25th at the Homer Watson Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario

Above is the armature of my heart I have been creating with a metal mesh armature, plaster cloth and some layers of encaustic gesso from 

Here above, is the first layers of collage and encaustic on my heart sculpture, use of maps and Bengali letters.

Backside of my heart, encaustic and paper collage.....

Close up of the heart thus far, first layers of wax, more to come...maps included Spain, where most definitely a piece of heart resides...where I felt love...and a new chapter, a map of Cape Cod, the Bay, Provincetown and Truro...a place I am of to this summer, where the encaustic medium continues to hold my heart and the Encaustic Conference in MA, USA

Full piece with finished layering photos to come in another post soon.
These works in progress are for an upcoming exhibit at the Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.
Opening Reception is March 25th 2 - 4 p.m. hope you will mark the date in your calendar, I would love to meet you there.

Also, here are the names of the winners for the LIKE and SHARE campaign that I hosted on my Facebook page....From the LIKES - Lindsay Le Clair is the winner of an original piece of work and from the SHARE pool Tammy Good Kukac, also wins an original piece of art work.... CONGRATS! Thanks to all who continue to share and support my growth as an artist. Happy New Year greetings to all.