Encausticamp

Each July for the past 4 years, I have missed my son’s birthday. Something big must be going on for that to happen. Something with eternal value. That would be Encausticamp.

This year my dotter got to go with me!
This year my dotter got to go with me!

What started as a way to dive deeper into encaustic, became the discovery of my tribe. I have learned so much, been pushed, grown, expanded my own approach, all due to the wonderful instructors at Encausticamp, but the gift of a tribe was the serendipitous cherry that topped the encaustic sundae.

My awesome tribe.
My awesome tribe. Photo by Madeline Jolley

The women and men of Encausticamp are the real deal. They are inclusive and caring, encouraging and challenging, and a heck of a lot of fun to be around. I am honored and thrilled to learn more of their life stories as we work and play side by side during this precious week. And while I have a love-hate relationship with facebook, I am so grateful to keep in contact with so many of my friends. I get to hear news of their shows, see their new paintings, rejoice with their victories, cry with their losses. They are my tribe and I love them. But I’m willing to share.

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This is a very sincere invitation to join me next year at Encausticamp. I am so honored that Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch invited me to be an Instructor. I’ll be teaching Encaustic Encapsulation as found in the new book born from Encausticamp, Encaustic Revelation by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch.

Judy Wise, Shary Bartlett and Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, the author, signing Encaustic Revelation.
Judy Wise, Shary Bartlett and Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, the author, signing Encaustic Revelation.
Susan Stover, Crystal Neubauer, myself, and Michelle Belto signing the stack.
Susan Stover, Crystal Neubauer, myself, and Michelle Belto signing the stack.

I want you there with me. I want you to experience the creative push, the inspiration, and the wonderful inclusion that I have found at no other retreat. Mark your calendars for July 20-26, 2015 and make that commitment now. If you’re nervous, don’t fear. I’ll hold your hand in the large circle of my tribe.

I so wish I was a better photographer. We had a student gallery at the end of camp. Here are just a few of the delicious offerings.

A grouping of Michel Fletcher's work
A grouping of Michel Fletcher’s work
Collage by Laure Waytek
Collage by Laure Waytek
Encaustic photography by Doug Loates, capturing Carol's hand with her precious Pencil Prayers.
Encaustic photography by Doug Loates, capturing Carol’s hand with her precious Pencil Prayers.
Stunning sculpture by Lynn Hogan.
Stunning sculpture by Lynn Hogan.

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