Tag Archives: process

Making Plant Stake Critters

I have distributed plant stakes at 3 locations this week, which means a lot of stake-making happened over the past month. Staying focused to pick up more wire was indeed a danger zone during my hardware store trip. Something compelled me to make stakes late last year, but then winter happened and ornament production kicked […]

Blog Hopping

This month several FUSEDChicago artists are participating in a blog hop. I was asked to participate by Alicia Forestall-Boehm, whom I see at various FUSEDChicago exhibits. Her work is quite fascinating, as it takes encaustics to a sculptural level, and I love how she takes cheesecloth, wood and wire and turns them into abstract yet […]

Collaging Dragonflies

“Dragonfly is the power of light. The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water; and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people.” ~ Lins Domain This is the last week of the Encaustic Nature in Art exhibit. My Damselfly-Dragonfly Diptych will be up until April 1 and then the gorgeous […]

Fun factory

It’s been a veritable factory in here the past few weeks as I created ornaments for fairs, friends, families and boutiques, and sprinkled in some new pendants and earrings to keep the fingers nimble. The start is always cutting and prepping the wire (sanding off the oily residue) and hammering it into a straight line […]

Art submissions

In the spirit of stretching and challenging myself, I’ve submitted some pieces for calls for art. I’m awaiting news on HVNSTN and the Kedzie Admirals for a Civic Center submission. HVNSTN was fun to do. I was inspired by Katsy Johnston’s work to actually paint onto a photograph with encaustic. First I wrote some words describing […]