Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What shape is your Book?

While in Seattle/Tacoma  I was brought by my friend  Kathi Vezzani to this old very  charming library in Tacoma,  On display was the most  creative books I've seen

who would of thought to make a book  with strips of paper to mimic a bird nest?

a book cascading over a beautifully painted block

die cut to look live leaves

origami folded

open the box for a surprise 

ribbons with a story

home made paper with natures specimens 

rock, scissor, paper

fit for a king or queen

ribbons on a string to tell a tale
This makes me want to spend the day creating a book of my own…. How about you?
Honey Hugs till next time

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BZ's Debute as an Encaustic Instructor

As an Artist, I find we all take many classes to develop a sense of style, form and function.  I found that  the Encaustic medium sang to me.  It opens my mind and heart and creative side.  I wanted to share this passion with others.  Art is You  2014 in Stanford, CT I got that opportunity.   I taught Mono printing with encaustics.
The following pictures show my students engrossed in the process

 There are many ways to make a mono print with encaustics… one is with a traveling iron!

 Hot off the pallet… a mono print is  "pulled"  if your lucky a  "ghost" or second print came be achieved

 Before lunch the class showed what they created…. Ohhhs and Ahhhs where heard across the room

 In the afternoon we worked in different techniques  to produce the makings of a book!

 all smiles as each student showed their work in progress!

Thank you one and all for a most enjoyable class.  The gift of giving was that each student left with a new medium that they could work with.  I was delighted to share my knowledge and love with each and every one of them.  I look forward to teaching more in the future.
Honey hugs BZ