Thursday, October 27, 2011

come to our encaustic workshop!

encaustic painting by patricia baldwin seggebruch
i am over the moon about this news...i am hosting an all-day encaustic workshop, taught by artist and author patricia baldwin seggebruch (aka trish baldwin). her new book (pictured below) is a must-have, btw!

if you aren't familiar with encaustic, it's a form of mixed media art that involves melted beeswax...tint it, paint with it, trap stuff inside it, transfer images on to it, swirl it wet, carve it dry...sooo much fun!

date:  tuesday, november 29, 2011
time:  3pm to 9pm
place:  concord, california (address provided upon paid registration)
price:  $100 + $10 supply fee

how to register:  email me at with your full name, address and phone. you can pay via paypal or mail a check...we will work out payment privately over email.

maximum class size is 12 people - so take the day off work and register soon...all skill levels welcome, and newbies too!

"Encaustic, the rich, organic medium of painting in melted beeswax, is ideally paired with every other medium and material brought to it. As an artist, author and instructor I bring my deeply impassioned experimentation in this medium to students worldwide. In this workshop, I'll hold nothing back...bringing to participants alternative materials like TAP, Lutradur, Pinata inks, PearlExwood icingstencils, and shellac. I'll demonstrate various techniques, provide instruction and feedback, and you'll have plenty of painting time. You can plan to walk away with several finished paintings and a whole new love for and understanding of the medium of encaustic."   — Trish

what you need to bring:
  • 8-10 boards—no larger than 8"x10" (such as unprimed wood art panels, or wood panels cut at the hardware store, or encausticbords)
  • ephemera or embellishments that you'd like to try in the wax
  • craft apron if desired
  • everything else is furnished by us for your use in class - wax, colors, unique surfaces and mediums, tools, equipment

don't miss this incredible workshop with a wonderful teacher...can't wait to see you!
encaustic painting by patricia baldwin seggebruch

Sunday, October 23, 2011

quick card

just a little fun with a 7 gypsies victoria paper stack - i haven't made any greeting cards in a while, but i'm feeling the tickle to make some again. i do love themes around flying, journeys, being free. i also am diggin' the longer narrower format for a #10 envelope. i offset the score and placed a border paper on the inside to peek out to the front. click the pic to enlarge.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

under water

these are the atc's i made for this month's theme with my local swap group...lucy in the sky with diamonds. of course i interpreted this theme quite loosely, using just the fact that this beatle's song lyrics are about dream imagery. the backgrounds are from under water pictures i took from a snorkeling trip in the caribbean several years ago. being under water feels like dreams feel, kinda sorta. then i added some rainbow swirl film and some sky colored embellies, including one tiny "diamond."

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

theme for october atc swap

i took a couple months off from hosting my online atc swap, and i'm ready to get back to it! the theme is autumn leaves - all the details are on the atc swap tab at the top of the blog. i included several leafy links for inspiration, too. all are welcome to get creative and join in the fun!

btw, this little image grid shows off snippets of four different autumn greeting cards i made years ago.