Nothing like a deadline to ramp up the Studio time! It would be nice if I could maintain a regular studio habit rather than my long periods of drought followed by a deluge of sudden productivity. But having a reason to create, a goal to get my butt in gear seems to make the difference for me.
I had the hardest time getting a decent picture of this, it's kind of a shadow box, with little doors that open and close over the front glass. I've had it for a few years, it was a gift and I was always saving it for something special. I've also been hoarding the little sheep, they're very old and wonderful, but when I experimentally put them in there I suddenly saw a manger scene, or creche, and there was no going back.
I've also been making jewelry to try and sell at the upcoming show.
This one below is a mosaic made from the stamp on the back of a plate like the one shown with it. Sometimes I like the back of old dishes better than the front.
This one is kind of hard to see but there's an old St. Nick image there.
This is an image transfer of a copy of an earlier piece of mine onto an old ledger page, with encaustic wax over it.
We went camping last weekend, and I actually used my little art kit I made to keep in the trailer, for the first time. I thought ahead and brought a copy of an old French document that I have (I briefly considered using the original, but just couldn't do it), and spent hours drawing and painting and shading. It was very relaxing.
I love this beautiful old writing.
Here was the view from the table at our campsite as I was drawing. Ah the smell of pine trees!