This week has been filled with so many things. I’ve been trying to get a handle on my new job, delivered 6 lamps to a new shop, hubby’s birthday, cat care for our neighbor, and much more. There have also been counter offers on my dad’s house too. Research has commenced in earnest for supplies necessary for the sculptural work I will be creating in Halsey. I connected with a local apiary (bee keeper) to purchase unfiltered beeswax. The wax will be combined with dammar resin for an encaustic treatment over paper. It will provide strength and translucency to the work. Cooking the 2 parts together should prove interesting. I hear it takes about 6 hours for a big batch. No cooking it indoors either! Only outside and with pots designated for that alone. There is always something new to learn!
I really need to sit down and start my layout plans so they can be passed along to the committee. I don’t know if they have to approve it or not. We shall see. I’ve still have yet to receive a contract. It’s coming. Hopefully this means the project won’t have to be installed until mid-October when the weather should be cooler.
More craziness to come! 😀
12 thoughts on “In search of supplies”
Those sound like facinating techniques, how did you start onto them?
I have a bunch of friends who work in encaustic and a new friend showed me a different twist last weekend that will work well in current projects. I’ve also worked with a beeswax/paraffin mix for other projects and even longer ago I used to do batik. It was bound to come back into my life again. 🙂
Its sound a challenging medium. Will you blog about the result?
I will be blogging how this project evolves. It will eventually reside in a public building for 3 months. 😀
Brilliant I look forward to the results
People have no idea what goes into making art. Can you get this on video?
That’s an interesting idea. I’ve loved seeing Melanie’s ideas in her mini videos. Could be another interesting aspect to show. 🙂
I think it helps people appreciate the work more. I’m going to do some this year.
Excellent. I appreciate seeing your progressive drawing slideshow. 🙂
You are keeping us in suspense, I can’t wait to see your concept. You sure are busy at the moment. Hope the lamps go well. Karen
Suspense is a good thing! Thing will be unveiled with time.