New work on Artwork Archive

Online tools are great to keep you organized. Thank you AA! See new work posted here:


Online: Vuvox Print Banner

New media banner made on Vuvox: Collage.  35 minutes to make using the previous banner as a template,  including gathering images from various computer folders.  See the full banner online. 2 more minutes to add it to my Vodpod account. Worth the wait to load!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Studio Time: Studio Visit

stuio-encausticI love visiting artist studios. The smell of working materials,  sometimes a mess of multiple projects going on at once, work found in various states of completion, and the lighting from numerous sources  gives me a sense of the struggles and successes of the art creation process.

Occasionally I have opened my studio for workshops and sales events. (Through trial and error, instead of calling an open studio for the purpose of making money a salon or studio sale,  I call it a party! More people come, and yes, if it is in the studio, work does sell.)


My studio is about 450 sq. feet.  It is a dedicated space above a three-car garage with north facing windows. It has been said that we bought a studio with a house attached. I have work areas set up for encaustic painting, oil/alkyd painting, screen printing, drawing,  intaglio, and my computer.

My studio is rarely completely tidy,  as there is always something in progress. Available studio walls, as well as the staircase to the studio are used to hang finished work.

stuio-stairs1I am currently exploring encaustic painting. Recent work combines ambiguous environments with personal symbol systems. My imagery is often  based on elements from my local physical environment.

For a look at other studios go to YouTube for studio tours and artist insights, or Flickr for pictures. Today a search for “encaustic studio” on YouTube resulted in an interesting list. Additionally, take a look at artist  Pamela Farrell’s Artblog:  Interactive Studio Blog Project.

Like most artists, I listen to music in the studio. When I run out of CD’s I use Pandora-Internet Radio. (No, they don’t pay me,  I just like the product.)

Inspiration: The Three-Minute Egg

The 3-Minute EggKathan Brown, founder of  Crown Point Press,  has posted over 20 of  The Three-Minute Egg videos with her thoughts about creativity, working as an artist, and insights into artists she has worked with.These little videos are spontaneous, thoughtful, and sincere.  I look forward to getting the email notice that a new one is available.

Some of my favorites are:
Intelligent Mistakes
Searchers & Planners
Getting Unstuck
Delight in Experiences
Get Into the Flow
Thinking Creatively vs. Being Creative

Three Minute Egg-Get Into the Flow

Be sure to check out the artist videos, as well as the prints and exhibitions from the Crown Point Press site. Many of the Crown Point Press videos are also on YouTube.

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