this is a small mixed media piece. it has four basic parts: a doll arm, a 3"x4" piece of wood, a piece of vintage lace, and a random rusty metal piece. 
the scrapbook paper is from a Tim Holtz paper stack. i did an encaustic fill over that and set in the metal piece and arm.
so that's it! Reach, a small and difficult to photograph piece.


subject 6.7

so this lady is finally finished! i started with a metal circle and burned speaker combined with some doll parts. 
 for the background and base, i tore up some pages of an old book to create a collage then mounted that on an 8"x10" piece of Masonite board. 
at my final encaustic workshop this past Monday, i did a clear fill around the piece.
after that, i scraped down the encaustic medium to make it more smooth before i started adding all the little parts. 
the center contains a watch part with a magnifying glass mounted above it. the other 2 circles are old pieces of clocks. small black wires were added to spread around the black color.
last, i added the label, Subject 6.7. this piece reminded me of a bug collection or dissection, so i carried on from there. so happy this one is done!


encaustic workshops

so tonight was the final night of my workshops at the Murfreesboro Art League. here are some student works, most are still in progress, but I am very proud of what they were able to do in the time they had! great job everyone!


i finally found how to use this rusty old faucet
first step: i covered a wooden plaque with some floral scrapbook paper.
then i started layering the metal pieces. the metal butterfly came first (warning: assemblage art is very dangerous. that wing went inside of my finger, sliced open my knuckle).
after the butterfly of doom was nailed down, i added the faucet. it's turned at a weird angle so i could use the parts of it differently. it is held on using nails that run through gears.
after that i added the glass gem with the eye drawing and the light bulb. i originally had a clear bulb, but i decided this was better. and that is it! this one is called Quench.
tonight is the last night of my encaustic workshop at the Murfreesboro Art League. i will be completing this piece. the sculpture is complete, now it just need to be mounted onto the background, a simple text collage. can't wait to see how this turns out!


so...where is the art?

this is where the art is. it kicked my ass about a month ago. i went on an art making spree (On the Wings of IndustryMagaritte, The Magpie, and my favorite, Sequence), then i hit a creative wall. i started a piece using more of those lovely doll parts. this one will be called Jane, if ever i get to finish it. but for now, she is stuck here, while i try to recoup and satisfy my other creative needs (home and clothing, thank you Pinterest).
also, i have noticed a huge influx of page views in the past week (by huge i mean i went from an average of 17 to 237, yikes!). so let me know who you are where you're coming from and what you're interested in! i'd love to hear from you!

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