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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Silent Sunday

Hello Lovelies,

Have you ever noticed the number of life lessons that are presented to us so that we may learn one, and often all three of these wonderful traits? I like to think that if we are persistent in our pursuit of patience and positivity, that peace may become the ultimate prize. May peace be with you - today and going forward.   Namaste.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sweetheart Saturday


I may have missed the posting deadline for February 14, 2014, but if you're reading this now, you know that my heartfelt wishes were and are extended to you and yours. While Valentine's Day came and went in a flurry of activity down here in Southwest Florida, there were some creative contributions to help celebrate the day. Instead of a hostess gift the other night, I decided to offer up a Valentine's tree with individual wishes for the guests. The other sweet treats arrived in a Fed Ex pouch from my beloved daughter, Danielle. She loves nothing more than to raid my art supplies and whip up some divine masterpieces in the process. Love. Love. Love.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Furry Friday

Enjoy some funny feline nap times as you unwind after a tiring week. Go ahead and treat yourselves to one nap this weekend instead of grabbing another coffee. If you're like me, you rarely give in to the body's demands to rest ..... I will even admit to drifting off with my hands on the keyboard and chin to my chest. I'm working on this, so perhaps I'll follow my own advice and try take a Savasana break when I really need it.  Namaste lovelies.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Encaustic Update


Over the years, I have probably attended five encaustic workshops - each one of them very different. While the technique may be ancient, the medium has evolved to include a wide array of ready-to-use colours. The pigment is carefully milled in a medium of beeswax and damar resin, thus, no need for turpentine or solvents. I had previously had such limited success with the process, it was going to have to be an impressive show to win me over.....
and that's exactly what happened. I'm a big fan of transfer techniques, and after a second attempt with the Union Jack, I can honestly embrace this bold new world of encaustics, though mastery might be far from reach. The unpredictability of fusing layers, and producing a finished looking piece still leaves me a bit bewildered, but the joy is definitely in the process, and results come quickly. Check out rfpaints.comrfpaints.com to learn more.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014