Saturday, November 19, 2016

Handmade Holiday SALE

To help celebrate a season of giving handmade I am offering 20% off all work in my Etsy shop 11/19-12/1.  If you've had your eye on something for someone special or for yourself I hope this helps...use the code HANDMADEHOLIDAY at checkout .

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place 1 & 2
encaustic on wood
5" x 5"

Made it through another week. Looking hard for hope and beauty. I have to look a little harder these days but its there, just below the surface, waiting to be be revealed.  
It's 72 degrees here today and snow likely tomorrow. 
Crazy weather, crazy times.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Prints on wood!

 This package brightened up my weekend.  I have experimented with making prints of my work a few times and none of the attempts ever felt like a good fit, but these little babies are awesome.  I only ordered a few pieces to see how they would translate, how true the image would appear and what the quality would be like.  They exceeded my expectations and the customer service was excellent as I worked through the process of uploading, resizing etc... The images are printed on sustainable birch, maple and bamboo plywood in a factory that is 100% solar powered.  The sides of the panels have a clean look that I really like and they have a keyhole hanger in the back so they can hang unframed.  (they also have a small cut out and wooden wedge so they can stand on their own).  I'm planning to add a new 'prints' section to my Etsy later today.  



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

between you and me

between you and me
4"x 5"

between you and me. a heavy heart telling my children we got it wrong. telling them it will be ok. hugging them tightly and truly believing that love still trumps hate. 


Monday, November 7, 2016

house, home and good neighbors-

Friends & Neighbors
6" x 6"

Good & Plenty
6" x 6"

Turned on the pots today and worked in wax.  Felt pretty summery outside but that's about to change.  Darker earlier, temperatures dropping and something big going down tomorrow.  Thinking about house, home, friends, loved ones and the state of the nation.  


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lucky Day-

Lucky Day
14" x 20"

A little color, a few bunnies and some lucky numbers.
Wishing you a weekend of good fortune.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

returning to wax-

::new encaustic mixed media work::

So I've been framing all week and every flat surface in my house is covered with work.  Yesterday I started to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work left to do so I did what any red blooded procrastinator would do and I started something new.  I already had some small blocks gessoed and so I turned on my skillet, picked out some bits of print from the pile, and created these small pieces.  Going back to hot wax and old imagery was like visiting a good friend and it was just what I needed.  These pieces (and quite a few from my Etsy shop) are going to The Ann Arbor Art Center for the "Art Off The Wall' show. I'm delivering them tomorrow so if you are interested in any of these paintings (or something you saw on Etsy) let me know and I will set it aside.  Now I need to get back to attaching dust covers and hanging hardware....right after I start a new micro art series :-)