Saturday, January 12, 2008

Into The Studio - Encaustic-ly

Into The Blue

Quan Yin in her Garden

I finally, at the very end of my winter break, got into the studio and spent a few afternoons with my wax melting and my mind playing with possibilities. Here are three small encaustics (5"x7") on masonite, that I created. I find that as i work more and more witih this medium I get simpler, allowing the melted wax to create the environment for image development.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Years Mandala Day

We...myself and my friend and co-founder of the Creative Arts Studio, Patricia Waters ( facilitated a New Years Intention Mandala Workshop last Sunday. We are both facilitators of Judith Cornell's mandala process. (

We were going to lead the Intention Mandala Day, at Mountain Home Ranch in Calistoga, a wonderful, rustic retreat center in the Macayama mountains,
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I love drawing mandalas in a sacred space of community, everyone working quieting, with the inner energy literally buzzing. Here are a few of the in process images of some of the mandala's that folks created that day.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Buon Anno Nuovo !

May the New Year bring you abundant blessings filled with joy and opportunities for Soul-making.

Every New Years Eve I spend time making art...this is what came through this year....