Time at Last "to do nothing"...

My title comes from a comment Ferry @Pyrrhula left me asking if I knew how to "relax and do nothing". This is it! I'd bought a block of beeswax to work in this medium again and was dying for the time to jump in and have at it! It was Nova @novab who suggested preserving some leaves by ironing them between waxed paper, and from that grew this idea! Those leaves are going nowhere now and I've got a nice memory of Autumn in Lunenburg.

If you'd like to give this a try, search Pinterest for "encaustic art tutorials". I only did what I'd learned to do a number of years ago, but there are so many new ideas out there...
@pyrrhula @novab Thank you for your part in the inspiration!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
Making art is my hardest job I`ve. Can`t rest before it`s finnish the way I satisfied with. Or better, accept as I can`t do better as it is. Youre are welcome in my world and as I can see you doing it well. Great capture of it. Fav.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
Beautifully done. I had a look at Encaustic Art on Google, you can do so much with it, quite fascinating. I see a new hobby coming on!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@pyrrhula The art pieces I attempt (mixed media and collages) can be loosely interpreted. In college I took two years of jewelry design with a Finnish instructor, so you can imagine the level of perfection I had to rise to under his tutorage! I therefore understand the need for your jewelry designs to be finished beautifully...and your boat models as well! I enjoy the challenges to work well-done (as I find in bookbinding, for example), but this was simply fluid and intuitive. The composition might be up for critique, but not the interpretation of the medium!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@judithdeacon Years ago I took one class (out of curiosity) and I was hooked! My daughter has made and sold many of her pieces...it can become quite addictive. This piece was the yellow beeswax, but you also can get it in while...and then come the possibilities of adding colour (though I prefer to hand colour with oil pastels)! If you do make something, please share it with us!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
:)
posted November 2nd, 2018  
A wonderful image, I love the look of the Guinea Fowl feathers combined with leaves and the lovely tones.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
You are so creative! Truly.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
so inspirational, your creativity knows no bounds :)
posted November 2nd, 2018  
I have the beeswax candles and will buy a brush. Checking out the Pinterest tutorials too. Now all I need is some of your creativity to come flying over the seas to me! I love this beautiful artwork you have done especially as I was with you when you gathered the feathers - so pretty!
posted November 3rd, 2018  
I absolutely love the effect you've achieved Louise and will enjoy looking at your creations. But I don't feel any urge to try to emulate your artistic skills.
posted November 3rd, 2018  
I remember in Girl Scouts preserving things between the wax paper, the macaroni cigar boxes then spray painting them, the painted hollow egg Easter trees and much more. Creating something beautiful is my favorite thing to do, like you, Louise...art, music and writing. My husband is an artist too, being a jeweler/designer/goldsmith for 52 years. He learned his trade at 11 years old. But today he is a craftsman replacing boards on our home, barely ahead of the painters! :)
posted November 5th, 2018  
A beautiful job, Louise! I love it with the added feathers! :)
posted November 5th, 2018  
You made this?! Wow many talents! Looks beautiful
posted November 6th, 2018  
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