A Sunday Round-Up of Sorts

So, this weekend, I went over to an encaustics demo over at Jerry’s. The demo was presented by the fabulous Sharon Kyle Kuhn and it was great-it made me want to come back home and do some encaustics work, which I did. I spent the rest of the day Saturday making two pieces (one is complete and one is almost done, just needs a bit of ribbon in the right spot.) Maybe it was the energy in the air, just being over at Jerry’s, or all the positive encaustic “vibes” but I like the two pieces from Saturday a lot better than my previous work. I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel anyway, here’s hoping it’s not an oncoming train (or some such thing.)

It’s shaping up to be a very busy week, since I’ve got a lot to do before next week, which is, in fact, the holiday week. Tons of stuff to do, and little time to do it in but, I guess, that’s always the case, right? Do you have your holiday shopping done yet? Have you even started? (Pffft. Me neither.)

I was over at the Apple store today and wound up getting a sort of “boom box” for my ipod. It’s little speakers with an FM tuner and a charging doc for the podling. I’m going to use it in my new encaustic studio so that, when I’m out there, I can have some tunes, and also in my matting/framing station, so that, again, I can listen to some music when tasked with that un-Godly boring task. Oh, how I hate to frame things and cut matte board. *Sigh*

My big tree in the backyard (aka TREE) is almost all this color now. We also had this spectacular fog this morning-it was incredible. No pictures but it was really fun (though a bit hard to drive in) to be out in it. I’ve got a few more “red leaf” images to upload and might get around to doing this over the course of the week as well. Wish me luck with that.

The latest Utata book has been published, thanks to the folks from Blurb and, of course, Utata itself. You can see a preview of it here. I have not yet gotten a copy but it’s on my quickly growing list of things to do soon, so I expect to have a copy sometime soon.

I hope you had a great weekend. It’s been a busy one here, though a bit productive and still kind of restful at the same time. (Isn’t that great?)

Until next time…



  1. mythopolis
    December 14, 2009 / 1:21 pm

    I liked the way the Utata book was laid out, although the preview pages were too small to read text. All my presents this year, while not edible, will be packaged in Chinese take-out containers.

  2. Carol
    December 14, 2009 / 6:34 pm

    Oh, I love Chinese take-out containers. I've been thinking about how I could include them in some kind of art project (of some kind.) I just love the shape of them and I think they would make for such interesting, repeating patterns.

    Maybe for the scavenger hunt project the one about "fortunes from cookies that I have found" I'll try to do something with them.

    I'd be very curious to see what your gifts will look like-you're so creative, I bet they are going to look fantastic.

  3. mythopolis
    December 15, 2009 / 12:49 am

    I have a 'collection' of a hundred or more fortunes from fortune cookies,. I glued them end to end, like a roll of tape or ribbon. I will use them in the project. Any Chinese take-out would sell you empty containers, if you inquired. It's a fun idea. You can also buy fortune cookies en masse, if you look around. A big box of fortune cookies would make a nice present!!

  4. Kala
    December 16, 2009 / 12:23 am

    The colors of the tree are so lovely! And I am DONE shopping for the holidays.

  5. Carol
    December 16, 2009 / 5:40 pm

    Mythopolis, thanks for the tips! I know there's a Container Store near where I work and they sell Chinese take-out style boxes. I might have to go and hit them up.

    Kala, Yay! Glad to hear you are done. Phew! And thanks about the colors-it's the tree in my backyard. My only grief is that I cannot photograph it as much as I would like-it's gone beautiful colors this year and I can't shoot it. :~(

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