The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Elora-Fergus Studio Tour - Free Encaustic Demos all weekend, both weekends - come and check it out!

Demonstation on using the Encaustic Iron

Demonstration of Image Transfer technique !

The Elora-Fergus Studio Tour opens this weekend Sat. Sept. 25 & Sun. Sept. 26th,  from 10 - 5 and next weekend too, Sat. Oct. 2nd and Sun. Oct. 3rd, same times, 10 - 5...I will be demonstrating all weekend for both weekends,  the encaustic mixed media collage method...Come to this fabulous free event ...for more information on all the wonderful artists show casing their work in their studios visit:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Elora -Fergus Studio Tour opens next weekend and UpTown Gallery opens new Portal Show, Waterloo, ON.

Group Show for the Elora - Fergus Studio Tour  opens tomorrow, Thursday September 16th 7 p.m. at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  This year, the studio tour includes 33 local artists, all opening their studio spaces to the public.  This is a free event and starts the weekend of September 25th and 26th and ends the second weekend Oct. 2nd and 3rd, 10- 5 each day, Saturday and Sunday.  Starting at the Elora Centre for the Arts gives you a full sampling of the local talent in the area.

Also, I am involved with the UpTown Gallery in Waterloo, and a new show opens called Portals - Enter another place, time and dimension. Opening reception is September 23rd, 6 - 8 p.m.  Love to see you out to meet the local UpTown Gallery Artists.  UpTown Gallery, Waterloo Town Square, 75 King St. S. Waterloo, ON, Canada. N2J 1P2

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Some more new work - Flying Series

"Birthing New Dreams" Encaustic Mixed Media, 10 x 10, 2010

"Flight of the Flying Fish", Encaustic Mixed Media, 16 x 16, 2010

"Wonderous Flight", Encaustic Mixed Media,  16 x 16, 2010

"Hare of Time", Encaustic Mixed Media, 10 x 10 , 2010

This new body of work is a whimsical exploration of the notion of time & travel through flight.  It is about the possibilities that could be, if we choose to step out of our comfort zones, to discover new lands, create new stories and embrace fresh new ways of being.
The imagery of the various modes of vehicles in flight, ladders, wings, lotuses, houses, clock faces and flying trees with roots depict for me the various portals to time & travel.  I specifically use the opposing textured and smooth areas of encaustic medium to further explore the sense of change that comes from taking steps outside of one’s everyday routine.