Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ah... the aroma of molten encaustic medium

I made another batch yesterday as I was nearly out. There is nothing like the aroma of wax - especially when it becomes warm and then liquid.

I sometimes forget how prep work is also a part of the process - not to be devalued/labeled as a waste of time/an obligation to check off the list before one can be creative.

I appreciate the reminder to be mindfully creative in whatever task is at hand (well, though maybe this idea would be a stretch with scooping cat litter)   :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Landscape of Snail

Our pond this year is filled with all sorts of life - perhaps years past they've always been there, but this time around we can't help but notice the plethora of tadpoles, water bugs of all kinds, fish, and snails....

It was only after I took the picture, upon reviewing the shots of the morning, did I see the Landscape of Snail. Instead of the reflections in the water surface, I now saw the snail navigating across varying terrain with trees in the horizon and a sky above.

Curious how a fresh perspective can help one travel through life....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Change is in the Air

Oh dear! I do apologize for my absence! Unfortunately, I had strained my forearm muscles (and thus adversely affected the tendons and nerves) a number of weeks ago and thus I had to take the time it takes for them to heal. Today, I am feeling more hopeful --- perhaps the end of the healing process is in sight!

With this unwelcome (at times) rest from the day to day routines, I have had many an opportunity to reflect on my creative processes, my inspirations, the idea of balance, goals and challenges. In the midst of the frustration and angst it has been hard to see the positive, but I am now quite excited by the changes I can feel that are about to emerge from it all.

So until my next post (hopefully sooner than later), I wish you lovely summer days ahead. And I look forward to sharing my next steps/directions with you ~ thank you for your interest!  :)