Thursday, May 24, 2012

Encaustic Experiment

Hello all!

Since work has been slow and hard to find, I have decided to teach myself how to paint in encaustics. Definitely an interesting medium to master and so far I've just done one experimental piece, trying to figure out what kind of techniques I can do with the wax. So far it's been a lot of fun- hope to continue it more in the future! I've posted a picture below, I know it isn't the prettiest piece I've made, but I do really like the textures you can get with encaustics... I'll probably use this piece and keep adding to it, so expect changes soon! Hooray to trying new things!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Back in Canada...

Hello all, I have been back in Canada for a couple of weeks now, and the adjustment has been... interesting. My experience in Italy and Europe couldn't have gone any better- I made so many wonderful friends and memories that I will cherish forever (cheesy, I know, but true).

As I am living back in Ottawa with my family for the summer, I am really just trying to find myself a well-paying summer job while also juggling time to see my boyfriend, friends, family and of course, making art. I wish it were easier for young artists to get a start in the elusive 'art world', but unfortunately, is it proving to be very difficult. At the moment, I'm really trying to talk to anyone I can about my art in hopes of the possibility of getting commissioned. Really, I'll take anything at this point- I just want to feel as though I am going somewhere with this, ya know?

Anyways, I'll try to update much more than I have been, and seriously, I need to post photos! (All my work from this year is sitting wrapped up, still in Toronto..)