Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Waxing ARTfully

Had fun this weekend in Judy Wise's 
wonderful studio 


playing with wax and color,
seeing other women create,
sharing food and conversation.

All in an atmosphere of

what if?

I think I'll try this. . .

oh my gosh. . . I love what you did!  



I'd played with wax before
under Judy's tutelage, in an encaustic collage class.


This time I learned a few more techniques


and got good at transfers.

Loved torching amber shellac.


Loved digging into the heart of things.



Now I'm all abuzz about the possibilities with wax.

Who knew?


15 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

That's wonderful, I saw you in Judy's post. These pieces are fabulous and I can see you may be onto something here. I'm just starting to dabble in wax myself. A good sampling of techniques too
Beautiful!

xoxo Kim

ellen abbott said...

it's fun, isn't it? not that particular technique so much as the experience. taking a workshop and playing with possibilities, sharing ideas and victuals.

merr said...

so cool. also saw you on Judy's post today. sounded just wonderful. took an encaustic class from patricia seggrebruch last year at AF and had the itch but still want for more. transfers and freedom to create sounds lovely. took a wabi sabi paper class with the amazing miss wise at Squam in September. We are neighbors and I would love to get together to chat about all things creativity sometime!

beth said...

lucky you....i would love to play in that wax BUT only with judy as my teacher.....she's great...love her.

i'm jealous !

Joanna said...

That last piece is sublime. Funny thing, I also spent last weekend learning about encaustic. It looks like there are many more techniques and approaches to explore.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I've never heard of art with wax, but I really like what you did. Very cool. I need to learn some more artsy stuff.

rebecca said...

i am thrilled for you meri! i saw you first over at judy's....before this was posted.

i have been longing for that very weekend with that very judy.

i am keeping my eyes on you for more!

xoxoxoxoxoxo,
rebecca

deb did it said...

FABULOUS!Now I wanna come get all waxy with you!!

Stephanie said...

I knew!!! what fun you had!!

I want to play with wax

love what you did

x..x

Judy Wise said...

Meri, your photographs are wonderful - I especially like the first one. It was heaven getting to be with you for two days and I look forward to April. xoxoxoxo

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Wow Meri I had no idea you could do all this with wax, I just think candles! I think what you made is lovely.

Entre Nous said...

Now this is nice :}

Paula McNamee said...

Meri, It sure was great to spend the weekend with you in Judy's studio playing with wax. I loved the pieces you created. I hope our paths cross again.

Michele said...

It looks like you had such fun in Judy's class! The art work created is beautiful.

bridgette said...

Great work meri! I saw you in Judy's post and thought, mmhmm, meri's work + wax makes perfect sense. :)
Thanks for your last comment. you are so right about women being so much harder on themselves. thank you always for your supportive words.