Thursday, August 25, 2016


Today's brain, before talking through my problems like a big girl.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Good use of a Sunday

Newwww encaustic!


Lineup for encaustics work. This is where I put the brushes to cool off, you can see the wet wax on the hotplate above the brushes, which were used to make the piece.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Visual Lexicon

Every artist has their own "vocabulary," or image lexicon that they use to communicate with. This one is mine.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New Painting!!

This painting began as a larger version of a past painting I made (see here). I started it about a year ago. Unfinished, it traveled through the last move up north, and has been waiting to find itself. What it ended up becoming is a dedication to some years of depression, indecisiveness and bad habits. Here's hoping that with it complete, I can become more complete as well.

Dedicated to my Mom.

Lasting Behavioral Changes Take Two to Three Years

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ceramics! ...for beginners

I began going to a local clay studio with my niece a few weeks ago. We began going for a few reasons:

  1. to hang out with my cool niece
  2. to go stick my hands in some clay and get dirty
  3. to support a local business
  4. to get back into a medium I used to know and love

So here we are, at the Clay Center, and the first project we did is slab plates. The lady running the place showed us how to imprint textures and we came back after a few weeks to glaze the pieces. Here's mine!

This was the first one, for both creating the clay and making the glaze. Glaze ended up being way too thick, but I'd totally stamp the alphabet all over something again.

Two little woodgrain plates. The dripping came out alright, but might be better on a cylinder or bowl.

Then I made this thing because I was waiting for my niece to finish up. It was supposed to be a wall vase, we'll see where it ends up.

So we went back to pick these up, and spent our time throwing on the wheel. I made three bowls and am VERY excited that my nazi ceramics teacher in college taught me well; throwing was a success. Hopefully we'll glaze them next week, and then pictures to follow.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


This is my first encaustic piece in three years! I was finally able to take the wax out of the storage tubs now that I have a garage to set up in. Feeling pretty good about it.

Heavy - 2016