Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another Encaustic and More Finds

Yesterday I intended to stay in my jammies all day and just do art, but my 9 bird ATCs were ready for mailing and were taking up space in my work area, so I decided to go to the post office. Well once I was dressed and out, I thought I'd check out the second hand stores. It had been awhile since I'd been to Encore and Goodwill.

But before I left, I tried another encaustic painting. This time I cut the paper into a 3 x 5. It appears that I know what I like. The color is very much like the first one I made, except this one has no green. Also, when this was cool I polished it with an old nylon stocking and then added some gold into the blank spaces using a Metallic FX Crayola crayon. I am quite pleased with the result.

I see a headless person playing a harp

I went to Encore first and found a few lovely books and a spaghetti measuring device that looked perfect for drawing different sized circles. Then it was on to Goodwill where I found a few musical stickers and a cute template. Then I remembered that there used to be a St. Vincent de Paul store on the east side, so I drove over there. What fun! I found a handful of cookie cutters. I have been looking for cookie cutters each time I go to second hand stores, so this was a great find.
Treasure < $10

I am going to the doctor this morning as I haven't been able to get rid of this gut-wrenching cough. I assumed it was a virus and would take 7 - 10 days to run its course, but it has been a full two weeks and it is still hanging on.

Gotta go make my oatmeal and have another cup of coffee before it is time to hit the road.....


  1. OMG!! ok... i'm not a Christian ... but i see a lady tending to a baby ... and you know what it reminds me off ... an image of Virgin Mary cradling Jesus Christ! OMG!!

  2. You are definitely the Queen-'O-Goodstuff!!! Great finds, that's for sure. I really like your encaustic a lot. I see the harp player, too. hugs, nancy

  3. Love it - it is so organic and I love the colour. Looks like you had a great time at the thrift shops. Have a great day with Nancy.