Well, yard work and cleaning the photography studio isn't exactly my idea of great fun, but I got to make some art today and used beeswax for the first time to do some encaustic work. Ohhhh boy! That was waaaay freakin' fun! I am goofy over it!
When I was a little girl, I got into soooo much trouble because I was melting crayons and candles in my room and dripping them on paper to make cool designs. My brother ratted me out, but it was probably a good thing since I could have caught the whole house on fire. So I guess I was doing encaustic back in the early 70's before it was "cool"---ha! Boy, did I get grounded. That squelched my wax days until now! I was seven or eight years old, now I am 44 years old.
So, I'm in Suzi Blu's La La La class, and the first assignment was to make a cute pink bunny. I love bunnies, and used to raise them as a child, but as I got to making it I sort of felt silly for some reason. Like it wasn't really art or something. What dumb gremlin snuck into my head? So in a rebellious mood, and thanks to some inspiration from my friend Kelly, I made an alternate version...a zombie bunny! I posted it on my page at Suzi Skool, hope she doesn't expel me. Ha! I love my zombunny! He makes me happy.
I bought a new art book this week, called Plaster Studio. I'm really excited about it, maybe because I have a ton of drywall mud leftover from when our basement flooded last year and I don't have to run out and buy a million dollars worth of supplies to try something new. So maybe this weekend I will try something out of that book. We'll see.
Well, that's all for now. More again, soon!