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 18, 2015

A new encaustic mixed media week long program July 13-17th, in Elora, Ontario

Title: A Great Story Unfolding, Encaustic Mixed Media, 6 x 12 

I am so excited about teaching this year at the Wellington County Museum, in Elora, Ontario an encaustic and mixed media intensive week long class from Monday July 13- Friday July 17th, each day there will be demonstrations and plenty of opportunity for you to play on your own creative projects.  

This is a great way to spend a week in the summer, learning and playing with diverse encaustic techniques, from beginner's to advanced levels. 
Day One:  Beginner's - Layering and fusing encaustic, three fusing tools, collage with papers, found and bought, organics, ephemera, 3-d found objects for embellishments etc. 
Day Two: Beyond Collage - Image Transfers, gouging, metal leaf, using pigment sticks
Day Three: Texture Galore - Acretion, Masking off, 3-D Found objects to build texture, Drywall compound
Day Four: Pushing the Boundaries - Pearl Ex powders, shellac, alcohol and indian inks, pastels (oil and wax), charcoal, 
Day Five:  An introduction to mono printing with encaustics

It is a great way to delve into a week long creativity retreat.
Elora is a beautiful destination to spend time in as well.

For more information visit:

There are a few spots are left, so register soon to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the format, or what will be taught, or any other thoughts, comments please do not hesitate to email me at:

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Title: Minutia, Encaustic Mixed Media, 30 x 30 

Title: Birthing a new journey, encaustic mixed media, 6 x 12