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Art Every Day Month Day 7 - Encaustic Wax

I'm really enjoying blogging again, it's been years since I have written everyday. I used to do morning pages before I got pregnant, I have heaps of books full of my dribble. The Artist Way by Julia Cameron got me into the morning pages! Every artist should own a copy of that book! 

I was talking to a friend yesterday and she wanted me to order her a box of encaustic wax. I haven't done any encasutic for such a long time, so today was the day to dust off the cobwebs and get melting. 

Here are my 2 creations for the day...


Releasing my MADNESS! 


Getting more into it without distractions


Don't you love the texture wax makes!

I have been looking for my cutter cause this card is too big and I just can't find it anywhere. 

Here are some other pieces I have done, in the past with encaustic wax.


This one was done with the iron on card.


This one was done with the iron on card. 


This one was done with the iron on card.


This one was done with the iron on card.


This was done with a paintbrush on board.


This was done with a paintbrush on board.

If you would like to read about encaustic painting the best book is The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Wax

Jasper Johns is one of my favourite encasutic painter and Gwen who taught me about encaustic x x x. 

You can visit this website to find a supplier near you www.encaustic.com

While I was crusing around blogs today I found thriftycollageartist.blogspot.com by artist Susan Buckner, her paintings they are AWESOME!!! It made me want to go and paint in oils again. So I'm praying really hard again for another studio. I know it will come at the perfect time and place :) 

And this is another cool website that I visited yesterday zenhabits.net

My card for the day is Energy Healing


You have energy healing abilities that you can direct through your hands, thoughts and heart. Send loving energy to elevate and heal this situation. You can clear the energy in your home, office, or vehicle as well. Your experiences with energy healing may be so powerful that you decide to conduct healing as a profession.

Comments

Jenny Blair said…
Hi there! Just wanted to come over and say hello! and thanks for following me! :) I love your encaustic work...I was just saying yesterday to my mum how I would like to give it a go(hinting at a xmas present from her!!So subtle!)!....though I really have NO idea where to start! It looks great fun though, vivid colours and the opportunity to get your hands messy...perfect!! :)
Denita said…
I hope Santa brings you what you want Jenny! You will love it. x
arthome said…
I have tried encaustic wax at TLC. but love the smel not my resalts. Yours is beutifull!
Denita said…
I bought the DVD and it gave me some good tips. My door is always open if you want to come and do it with me :)

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