Less than exciting = Art Every Day Month – Day 17:
It was time to gesso some little canvases in preparation for Faces: All Norah’s online workshop. The workshop itself = more than exciting.
AEDM – Day 18 was spent on the art of relationships, a very abstract, yet fruitful, art.
Art Every Day Month – Day 19
Step 1: Prepare my work surface for encaustic time. Clean off the clutter. Plug in my griddle. Open the window and turn on the fan.
I must really love encaustic painting to open the window with such a chill in the air. I am thankful the fan is pulling air out rather than flooding the room with cold.
Step 2: Melt my encaustic medium. Gather tools. Make sure Encaustic Workshop by Patricia Seggebruch is within reach. (I caught the encaustic bug from Trish, and am so excited to be in 2 of her classes in Artfest 2011.) Since I am in the experimentation stage of encaustic painting, rather than investing in the very awesome Encausticbord by Ampersand, my husband cut some wood scraps we had on hand.
This little girl seems to want a friend to join her. After embedding the photo in the wax and carving out the words, it was time to try out the pigment stick.
I love the creamy feel of the pigment stick on the wax. Using a glove, I rubbed the color in the words and around the edge, then removed the excess with a paper towel.
So many participants join in for Art Every Day Month, I have not had time to see all that has been created, but being a part of this creative surge really is inspiring.
Here’s just a few other fun creations from around the world for Day 19: