cycles of life

 |  August 12, 2007

cycles of life, encaustic and mixed media, 8×8 inches

And other times I know what I want to make beforehand and it just pours out from me. Today I had a block of studio time and I concentrated on creating some encaustic pieces.

I wanted to make one more 8×8 inch encaustic piece using lace. I had made 3 earlier, and thought I would just leave it at that. But this week as I’ve been looking over my work, I thought I needed one more to make a nice 4-piece grouping.

I bought this lace at an estate sale last year with thoughts of including it into my mixed media work to symbolize domesticity, home, the feminine. Also the idea of the passing on of one generation to another.


  1. by Leah on August 13, 2007  12:01 am Reply

    oh, i dreamed recently about putting lace in my artwork!! i've got to find some that i can use, but i'm looking forward to it!

  2. by bridgette on August 13, 2007  12:37 am Reply

    That's so cool- you and I always seem to be on the same creative wave length. :)

  3. by Dawn on August 13, 2007  10:04 am Reply


  4. by AluapPaula on August 14, 2007  10:29 pm Reply

    You're so right about not forcing a piece and to let it be what it wants to be...I love the freedom in the one with the fern.
    And, I love the Cycles of Life; the simplicity of the image lets the message be clear.

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