In search of supplies



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! 😀


Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

12 thoughts on “In search of supplies

    1. 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. 🙂

      1. I will be blogging how this project evolves. It will eventually reside in a public building for 3 months. 😀

    1. That’s an interesting idea. I’ve loved seeing Melanie’s ideas in her mini videos. Could be another interesting aspect to show. 🙂

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