It has been a heck of a weekend! I’m now in my last few hours of being completely alone and I can’t even express how great I feel, not to mention how much I’ve got done. I’m caught up and then some…
This morning I was woke up bright and early, 6:30 am early, by my hungry kitty. I immediately had this urge to turn on my encaustic grill – so I did. While my yummy waxes were melting, I made coffee, watched a few videos from the Encaustic Experience that I was behind on and tried to figure out what I wanted to collage over.
I found the perfect thing! This is a pdf that my pal, and fellow Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Donna M. made for me after one of our sessions. They are words that I said during our call. She collected them and then sent them to me. She’s really good!
I just adhered it to a wooden substrate with Mod Podge.
My favorite workspace – near my coffee and the bright morning sun!
I’ve applied just a few layers of wax. It felt like it was going to be red and yellow right from the beginning.
The glorious shavings from on top of the phrases. I added numerous layers of wax and then repeatedly uncovered my own words.
Here is what I wrote about this experience in the FB group for the class:
‘I have been working away on this one for hours now. I lost count of how many layers it has. I’m calling it ‘Fiery Wisdom’ although it does make me crave a slice of pizza, because these are my words (captured by a creative pal and then sent to me in a pdf poster) as the base. I scraped and scraped as every new layer of wax re-covered the words. I then uncovered them, read them, covered them again, and so on. Each time I uncovered them I felt like I was unburying a piece of myself and allowing my words and voice to breathe.
I’ll be honest, I am not in love with this piece but, what I experienced metaphorically, the uncovering of myself and being excited each time to read my own words, was well worth the time invested in it.‘
The textured part around the words are the shavings that I scraped off. I strategically placed them back on the piece as they were just too lovely to toss. Plus, they were the parts that I ‘peeled back’ to reveal what was underneath (or in this case, thoughts that were inside of me already). It didn’t seem right that they not be included.
All in all, a wonderful creative experience. I can’t believe there’s only 1 more week left in the course. This summer has gone by so fast! Oh wait, that means the kids go back to school? On second thought, woohoooooo!