where truth echoes

 |  April 16, 2008

where truth echoes, 5×7 blank journal

It’s my little bird on its post facing the ocean again! This time, she is on an encaustic and mixed media panel that I made into a cover for another blank journal. This journal probably won’t be up on the site though until this weekend. I hope to have four other mixed media journals up at that time as well.

I lost my awl. I love my awl and I need it! Odd that one can get attached to a tool like an awl, but I’ve been using this awl for years now. I am pretty upset that I can’t find it. I ended up having to use my dremel drill to make the holes in the covers. The bit was a tad too big for my liking and made the holes a little rough. So, I added eyelets to give this cover a nice finish. I usually don’t use eyelets like this, but it really added a little something extra to the overall feel of this book cover.

My mother-in-law was in town a few weeks ago and gave me a very quick and basic lesson of my sewing machine, which I thought was broken. But apparently I was just not threading something right. Ever since then I’ve been sewing scraps of cloth together to use for journal covers and mixed media paintings. It’s been fun.


  1. by Lynda Cole on April 16, 2008  7:43 pm Reply

    Bridgette, I really like this painting. Do you mind if I include it in a slide show I will show to my encaustic painting students?

  2. by bridgette on April 16, 2008  10:41 pm Reply

    Hi Lynda, thanks for visiting me here and for your comment. I would be honored if you used this to show to your students. If you need specifics on the piece, please feel free to email me.

  3. by Genie on April 17, 2008  2:10 am Reply

    Hi Bridgette, another lovely piece, Regards Jean

  4. by thealteredpage on April 18, 2008  1:00 am Reply

    Wonderful, wonderful piece. I think the image of the bird on the post is so special...no wonder you revisit it!! I would too!!

  5. by bridgette on April 19, 2008  6:11 pm Reply

    thank genie and seth. Yeah, I can't seem to get away from the image! it's hard to believe it is something that I've carried with me since I was 17. :)

  6. by San on April 23, 2008  1:04 pm Reply

    No wonder it's sold. Such rich textures, and your little bird is quite the emissary of "where truth echoes."


  7. by Red Fish Circle on April 23, 2008  9:13 pm Reply

    Hi, I just found your blog and website. Your work is stunning, I love your encaustic work. I particularly like this piece. Lovely indeed.

  8. by Joy Logan on May 5, 2008  7:53 pm Reply

    I just came down your page and love how you did all the trees and grasses!

  9. by APeacock on May 7, 2008  11:19 am Reply

    love this - I always like all your pieces with little birds in them...:)

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