Two encaustic pieces painted on Mount Tamborine as I was giving a demo to Mikailah's children on how to start making their own creations. Children are really incredibly perceptive and can see symbols and stories in the wax very quickly and of course, paint beautifully and easily. Mikailah's daughter (7) told me the top piece was special and should come home with me and Mikailah's little boy (5) said the second piece is of a 'water dragon'. Out of the mouths of babes...
I have just 2 encaustic starter kits left at $115 each - they include everything you need to begin your dive into the colourful deep x
|'She Wandered as if in a Dream' - Encaustic Oracle created at Winter Solstice|
A hearty fire-filled thank you to all of the participants who shared their creativity in the WInter Solstice Encaustic Workshop on Saturday. I have never seen the beeswax talking so clearly to the artist through image and symbol. And I am already so excited to see how the wax will speak and move in our workshop on magical Mount Tamborine in QLD next month. Golden dreams from the blessed bee.
|Oracle making in front of the fire|
|Danxia Landform, Zhangye, China|
This week I was introduced to the Danxia Landforms in China formed from red sandstone and conglomerate. 100 million years ago this area was a huge inland basin. Water carried silt from the mountains and in the high temperatures and arid conditions, the sediment oxidised. Danxia means 'red rays of the sun' and I was amazed and full of wonder to see these vivid colours in the natural world. I could not believe how similar the colours, patterns & flow are to encaustic artwork. Here are some examples from the Oracle of the Bee oracle cards I am creating at the moment and Essence reading paintings I have been creating in readings with clients.
If this artform is speaking to your heart you are welcome to join us in an encaustic workshop coming up on Saturday, 14th April. See you in the MYSTERY.
|Brigid Goddess of Inspiration by Emily Balivet|