I'm so happy and excited to be a part of the juried community art exhibition at Moraine Valley! It runs from May 28th to July 31st. As someone very new to art shows, I am beyond excited that my encaustic paintings will be hanging on a wall that isn't mine! It's just thrilling really!
Monday, May 19, 2014
“Close your eyes and follow your breath to the still place that leads to the invisible path that leads you home.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila
My painting, “A Step Toward Home,” was nearly finished when I took a good hard look at my work and said to myself, “If you are going to do this, than do it.” The next thing I knew, there was a big splotch of encaustic paint covering what had been a “perfectly good” painting. Now perfectly good is fine, and sometimes you can be happy with it, but there are those times when something inside says you can do more. Honestly, I didn’t know which way to go after laying down that paint so I just added more. I fused and I scraped and I cursed myself repeatedly, but in the end I was indeed one step closer to home—I finally painted something that was me to the core…if that makes sense. This painting business is a highly emotional journey—and I’m so happy that I found my way here!
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