Friday, July 22, 2011

Mixed Media

I'm delving into a new world - mixed media using glass mosaics, poly clay and encaustic paint!  If you don't know what encaustic paint is, never fear, I had no clue what it was before a few months ago!  Now I see it all over the place.  Encaustic painting is painting with pigmented beeswax, of all things.  I had first seen it at the Phoenix Village Art Center in Phoenixville at a show where they had an encaustic artist demonstrating.  She let me try it and I was completely blown away!  Not only was it great fun but it lit up something in me and I have been dying to use it with my mosaics.  I got the chance when I was asked to submit a piece of artwork for a competetion for MOSAIC Community Land Trust of Pottstown.  It seemed a perfect fit so I first tried a piece of my own and then did a couple of pieces to be incorporated into the exhibit.  It's still a work in progress but here is my first attempt at encaustic and the work in progress for the competition.
Details on the competiton can be found here -
I welcome any thoughts!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer/Fall Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Saturday, July 23 & 30 at Pottstown Gallery School
Tuesdays, 6-9pm, October 4-November 1, Chester County Night School - West Chester, PA (Will be listed with Fall Couses)
Wednesdays, 6-9pm, October 12 - November 2, Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium - Downingtown, PA (Will be listed with Fall Couses)
Saturday, 10am-3pm, November 5 - 19, Pottstown Gallery School  (Will be listed with Fall Couses)

Photos of Students Work!

Friday, July 8, 2011

When it Rains, It Pours!

Well, thank goodness, I got my kitchen mosaic done...the floodgates just opened and I am up to my ears in projects!  Yeah!!!  I just found out  I have been selected to mosaic a violin as one of 20 artists who will be using violins as a medium to express various themes based on 20 different pieces of music.  Mine is "Appalachian Spring" and I am looking forward to jumping into that one!  Then, I have also entered a contest to design a mosaic for the MOSAIC Community Land Trust in Pottstown (how appropriate!)...And another exciting thing is that Amy Guskin is working on a real website for Piece Of Mind Mosaics - you should see her awesome website designs -  We really need the rain and I am thankful for the rainwater we got today and for all the great opportunities coming my way.