Hi Susan, maybe next month we can do pets for a project? And Derby Day, May 7th, horse race for all you that may wonder about it? https://www.kentuckyderby.com/
Maybe a one day draw/paint project for next week????
Robin, Man I really would be upset loosing a journal in an exchange. That's a real booger! I guess that's a gamble we take but it hurts I'm sure. I'm glad the bead worked it's way out. Things worked out here but it was scary for him cause he was worried and his question was if the dr would cut off his nose. Poor fellow.
I spent the afternoon unwrapping and breaking pastels sticks. All the time thinking what did I get myself into? According to what I've read you have to do this and get working. I can understand now why the pastel companies are selling sticks without papers. It's a real pain. My fingertip skin is very dry from doing this. Like all the moisture has been sucked out from handling the pastel. I'm not a big glove person either.
These are the one's I just bought,
Really what got me started thinking about them was having some old boxes from my aunt 's estate laying around here. Guess I've not written pastel off yet but it has a big negative like framing with glass compared to not needing glass with oils.
Enough about that, I've got some beeswax that I've had in the window for awhile waiting for the sun to bleach it. Planning to use it in a painting medium. If I were to grate or shave the beeswax it would bleach faster.
I am happy to watch you June explore encaustic.
June, Here's a video I found very intriguing for working with wax and paper.
Let us know what you think.
Going to a May Day party tomorrow. May is getting here fast!
It's really nice after all this time to know you all are still out there working, growing and encouraging each other and me.
Glad Toby is feeling better.
Love your mandala Robin. Your home is a work of art!
Brian, your drawings have a mood about them in the way you express the charcoal. They make a bold statement!