My first “RED” dot in my home town

I was hesitant to enter anymore local art shows. But I was working in the studio and was really at a cross roads. I had 3 ideas but was not sure which way to go.  So when I saw the call to artists for the 12 x 12 show at Artserve in Fort Lauderdale, I decided to...

Magazine Paper transfer onto Wax

I have tons of fashion magazine at the house. I was a 7th Ave. Fashion Designer and a Retail Executive for a famous department store, and I admit that I LUV FASHION. I grew up in the “garment center” and yes I am what you would call an original “Garmento”. I had my dream and career and now I can focus on other things, like art. But I still cannot resist going through all the glossy magazines and looking at all those red bottom shoes.

Experimenting with transfers

I get bored very easily with my work. I start a piece, thinking it would become a series and then I complete one piece and decide I don't want to do another in the series. Or I start the second piece and it just is not like the first piece. I think I just fall in love...

I am in LUV with these boards

Finally was able to work in the studio today and tried out the Ampersand Encausticbord.  I filmed the video at 3pm and I have not stopped working in the studio 6 hours later. In the video I used the small boards, but I also have a 24x24 board and when I unwrapped the...

New Encaustic Boards…

So I huge box shows up at my house on my birthday. What could it be.   Ampersand Art sent me a box filled with their new encaustic panels. I cannot wait to try them out. So thank you Ampersand for the panels (the best birthday gift ever)   So heating up the wax, stay...

Started a scrapbook for inspiration

Years ago I kept scrapbooks. I would call them inspiration books. Since I was a fashion director I would always be tearing, cutting sketching and taping things into sketchbooks. I had over the years about 15 books filled. It was always fun to go back thru them and see...

How to use Excel to create an art inventory…

When I was researching art software to purchase to keep track of my inventory, my husband reminded me that I could use Excel to create an inventory. I use all word, excel, access, PowerPoint for my day job and never thought of using if for my art. So I sat down at...

Time to get focused…

as usual, I cannot focus and the nothing gets done. I go from drawing/sketching, to my encaustics to my quilting to the computer and then at the end of the week I get nothing finished. I guess I have art ADD. So I decided to create a process for myself. I am going to...

Putting my “coffee paper” to good use

I made the video on the “coffee paper” and they have been sitting on the studio shelf. So I decided to use them in an encaustic painting.  Since I am in video mode I recorded how I work in my studio. I did speed it up as encaustic is a labor intensive painting...

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