Monday, November 12, 2012


You're a unique amalgamation of everything you've grown to love over your lifetime.

Nothing is wasted! Following the dots, my own life as an artist began when I was a child who loved art and stationery supplies, blossomed when I took my first thoughtfully composed photograph and decided to make a greeting card out of it, and continues to flourish as, at 65, I combine one process with another to create something new each time.

Here's a case in point. 

From a simple photograph, to...

Some digital manipulation (in Photoshop or a smart phone app), to...

A handmade book, to...

A photo transfer to the book, adding a little encaustic to judge the effect, to...

Wall art...encaustic on birch panel.

I hope this inspires you! And if you're interested in exploring encaustic - basically, it's painting with hot beeswax - read about it and maybe even purchase an introductory CD or kit in MY SHOP

Saturday, November 10, 2012


It's been so long since I posted I can't remember how...if I write here on my blog, I can't remember if it will also show up on my Photo Fusion Facebook page. Oh, well...only one way to find out. I apologize in advance if you see this twice.

Waxing rhapsodic! Have become enamored of and enraptured with encaustic (painting with hot beeswax). I will undoubtedly be incorporating photos at some point but am just playing with techniques for the time being. I love digital art, be it photography or graphic design, but it sure feels good to get my hands dirty for a change.