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.....

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Spring Newsletter Here

Above: Navigating Heart, Encaustic Mixed Media, 24x24x3, 2012

New Spring 'Around the Corner' newsletter is dates for workshops, Spring & Summer and other great happenings around the area and the US.  Take a look!

Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage Workshops to look forward to:
February to June 2012 Dates
All workshops at the Fergus Studio from 10- 4 unless noted otherwise

Sat. Feb. 18th 1/2 day 1- 5 p.m. Encaustic Minatures/Card Making
Sat. Feb. 25th 10- 4 Level 1- Beginner's - FULL
Sun. Feb. 26th 10- 4 Level 2 - Beyond Collage

Sat. March 3 10- 4 Level 1- Beginner's
Sun. March 4 10- 4 Level 3 - Texture Galore
Sun. March 11th 10- 4 Level 1 - Beginner's
Sat. March 24th Level 2 - Beyond Collage

Sat. April 21st 9:30- 3:30  Level 1 Beginner's and Level 2 Beyond Collage techniques in Sarnia
Sun. April 22nd 10- 4 Level 1 Beginner's

Sat. May 19th Level 2 - Beyond Collage
Sun. May 20th - Level 3 Texture Galore

Weds. June 6th & Thurs. June 7th Altered books with encaustics at the 6th Annual International Encaustic Conference in Truro, MA. at the Truro Centre for the Arts
Sat. June 16th 10- 4 Level 1 Beginner's
Sat. June 23rd 1- 5 and Sunday June 24th Encaustic Beyond collage and texture galore techniques at Wise Daughter's in Toronto.  To register call 416- 761-1555

Summer Programs
Beyond the Cover 4 day Altered Books with Mica workshop/intensive July 26th - 29th
Week Long Encaustics August 13th - 17th 10:30 -3:30

1 day workshop fee is $180+ HST/all supplies provided; half day $95+ HST/all supplies provided; 5 week evening $350 + HST/all supplies provided
Returning students receive a 10%        discount on their registration fee

OR Register with another person receive a 10% discount 

Studio Share dates will continue to run in 2011 for Fridays all day 10- 5 or half day 10- 1:30 or 1:30 - 5p.m.  Let me know if you are interested and would like to know specific dates. $35 +HST. Register early for your spot.

Email: to find out more or to save your spot.
Check for more dates and details.
Or ask me about a custom art and creative workshop!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Another successful session at Wise Daughter's in Toronto...

Mary Breen, owner of Wise Daughter's in Toronto,  asked me to come back again to run another half day encaustic card making was a joy to teach, I had lots of fun,....So did the folks that came out to participate...Thanks to Nancy Donaldson who has shared her lovely artwork on her blog ..... take a look at her lovely creation here.  So there is some talk of having me back for a TWO DAY intensive sometime in the Spring or Fall perhaps......what a treat that would really get into the medium and learn so much more, with lots more time to create lovely work.  I'm in.....

Photo above credit to Nancy Donaldson- Thanks for sharing this with the world.